Ian Partridge

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Updated: 5th October 2017

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Expanded list of broadcasts

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.

"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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Play the Game
Victorian and Edwardian Sporting Songs


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

 Future engagements include: 

Masterclass: The Art of Singing Bach Recitatives
Monday 23rd Oct 2017, 4.15pm
St George's, Hanover Square
Part of Bachfest 2017

Bach Singing Prize 2017
Tuesday 24th Oct, 7.00pm (Semi-Final)
Friday 27th Oct, 7.00pm (Final)
St George's, Hanover Square (semi-final), Church of St Bartholomew the Great (final)
Adjudicators: tbc
Handel Singing Competition 2018
28th March (Semi-Final)
10th April (Final)
The Grosvenor Chapel (semi-final); St George's, Hanover Square (final)
Adjudicators: tbc.
Part of the London Handel Festival

Summer Music School
from 4th August 2017 2018
Uppingham School
Course: the Art of Singing

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