In March 2021, Ian had the chance to record four 30-minute recitals with Robin Tritschler, Jess Dandy, Julien van Mellaerts and Harriet Burns, thanks to some generous supporters and the expertise of TallWall Media. See below for each video as it is released.
'My Beloved is Mine' - Schubert and Britten songs
With Robin Tritschler, tenor.
Taking Britten’s Canticle 1 as its focal point, this sequence of songs explores the different facets of devotion: love of people or places, love forbidden or denied, love consummated or unrequited, love real or imagined.
Rückert-Lieder - Schubert and Mahler songs
With Jess Dandy, contralto.
Schubert was one of the first composers to realise the musical potential in the texts of Friedrich Rückert’s ‘Östliche Rosen’ ('Eastern Roses'), but Mahler also connected deeply with these words and used his texts in both this and the ‘Kindertotenlieder’ cycles. Full of evocative scents, heartfelt memories and relationships distant through space and time, the words of this hugely influential poet here link two of the greatest contributors to the Lieder repertoire. With Jess Dandy, contralto.