Ian Partridge

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Updated:10th October 2015

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Photo by Fritz Curzon, 2000
Vaughan Williams On Wenlock Edge and
Warlock The Curlew
Ian Partridge, The Music Group of London.
Re-released together on a new 2-disc set from EMI Classics.
If there's a lovelier recording of...On Wenlock Edge than the version recorded in 1970...I certainly haven't heard it. This magical account has returned to the catalogue...Partridge's voice is at its freshest and his delivery of words is so intelligent: always clear and expressive. In 1973, Partridge and the Music Group of London teamed up to make another memorable recording - The Curlew...Strongly recommended. International Record Review, January 2010.
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"Ian Partridge sings his last note with Wimbledon Choral Society"
Article about Ian's final public performance.

Review of final recital
in The Oxford Times.

"Songs of Farewell"
Article from The Oxford Times.

"From Dowland to Jeffreys for recital duo's songs of farewell"
Article in Church Times after Ian and Jennifer's final recital together.

Obituary: John Noble
Written by Ian Partridge for The Guardian.

Finzi Intimations of Immortality
First time on CD for the Lyrita recording.
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Purcell songs and Britten Winter Words
Ian Partridge, George Malcolm, Jennifer Partridge. Re-released January 2007.
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Die schöne Müllerin and Dichterliebe
Ian & Jennifer Partridge. Re-released by Classics for Pleasure.
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Recent publication:
Songs Every Tenor Sings


Complete Discography

 Recent CDs 
Bax Songs
Ian Partridge, Jean Rigby, Michael Dussek. (Dutton)
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Carey Blyton - "Lyrics from the Chinese"
and other songs for tenor, with the Britten Sinfonia, conducted by Nicholas Cleobury.
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Review (Rob Cowan, The Independent, 22nd Nov 2002)

Play the Game
Victorian and Edwardian Sporting Songs

1963 to 1976
1977 to date

Audio Archive
Schubert: Nacht und Traume
Brahms: Auf dem Kirchhofe
Ian Partridge accompanying himself, from the programme 'Double Exposure', first broadcast in 1972

Audio and Video files
MP3s, Real Audio, Real Video.
2 new mp3s added May 2003.

Royal Society of Musicians
Brief history and contact details

George Malcolm
Tribute to the harpsichordist, choir trainer and conductor

Updated January 2007.

Recent reviews

(at barnesandnoble.com)
A chat with Benjamin Ivry

 Future engagements include: 

Brian Sewell Memorial
3rd November 2015, afternoon
St James's, Piccadilly
Singing a Schubert song

Bach Singing Prize 2015
Tuesday 3rd Nov, 7.00pm (Semi-Final)
Friday 13th Nov, 7.00pm (Final)
St George's, Hanover Square
Adjudicators: tbc
20th November 2015, 2.30pm
St John's, Wimbledon
Part of the Wimbledon International Music Festival

Handel Singing Competition 2016
21st March (Semi-Final)
4th April (Final)
The Grosvenor Chapel (semi-final); St George's, Hanover Square (final)
Adjudicators:Ian Partridge Chairman, Catherine Denley, Michael George , others tbc.
Part of the London Handel Festival

Recent engagements
Masterclasses, courses, adjudicating, etc
Ivor Gurney: Author, Composer, Soldier-of-a-sort
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