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Ian Partridge

voc, *1938 GB, London
Singer / Musician of Classical

Ian Partridge CBE (born 12 June 1938) is a retired English lyric tenor, whose repertoire ranged from Monteverdi, Bach and Handel, the Elizabethan lute songs, German, French and English songs, through to Schoenberg, Weill and Britten, and on to contemporary works. He formed a renowned vocal-piano duo with his sister Jennifer Partridge, with whom he worked for over 50 years. While concentrating mainly on songs, oratorio and lieder, he also recorded opera, and has an extensive discography. He is now a teacher and adjudicator, and conducts master classes in many countries.

        
Genres
  • Classical
  • Soundtrack
  • World
Popular Tracks   
Te Deum, H.146 (1989 Digital Remaster): Te aeternum Patrem on Charpentier - Sacred Choral Works by Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Te Deum, H.146 (1989 Digital Remaster): Prélude on Charpentier - Sacred Choral Works by Choir of King's College, Cambridge
Alexander's Feast, HWV 75: The Princes Applaud With a Furious Joy (Aria – Tenor) on Alexander's Feast by George Frideric Handel, The Sixteen & Harry Christophers
Alexander's Feast, HWV 75: Happy, Happy Pair (Aria – Tenor & Chorus) on Alexander's Feast by George Frideric Handel, The Sixteen & Harry Christophers
Angelus ad virginem on Medieval Christmas by Various Artists
Magnificat: Suscepit Israel on Pergolesi: Stabat Mater, etc. by Various Artists
Nowel, Syng We Both Al and Som on Medieval Christmas by Various Artists
Handel Silent Worship - from Ptolemy on Richard Baker's Favourite Songs & Encores by Ian Partridge
The Fairy Queen, Z.629 - Ed. Britten, Holst, Pears / Act 1: "See, My Many-Coloured Fields" on Purcell: The Fairy Queen; Songs And Arias by Henry Purcell, Anthony Lewis, Benjamin Britten, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Jennifer Vyvyan, James Bowman, Charles Brett, Sir Peter Pears, Mary Wells, Ian Partridge, John Shirley-Quirk, Owen Brannigan, Norma Burrowes, Alfreda Hodgson, Martin Gatt, Peter Graeme, Philip Ledger, Kenneth Heath, William Herbert, Hervey Alan & Dennis Egan
Alexander's Feast, HWV 75: Now Strike the Golden Lyre Again (Recitative – Tenor & Chorus) on Alexander's Feast by George Frideric Handel, The Sixteen & Harry Christophers

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Messiah · Athalia · Esther · La ResurrezioneGeorg Friedrich Händel - Christopher Hogwood, Joan Sutherland, Emma Kirkby, Patrizia Kwella, Judith Nelson, Carolyn Watkinson, James Bowman, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Paul Elliott, Ian Partridge, David Thomas, The Academy Of Ancient Music2005Album
The Fairy Queen (abridged) - Dido & AeneasHenry Purcell, Benita Valente, Paul Esswood, Ian Partridge, Shirley Verrett, Raymond Leppard, Nikolaus Harnoncourt2001Album
An Oxford Elegy · Flos Campi · Whitsunday Hymn · Sancta CivitasRalph Vaughan Williams / John Westbrook, Cecil Aronowitz, The King's College Choir Of Cambridge, The Jacques Orchestra, Ian Partridge, John Shirley-Quirk, The Bach Choir, The London Symphony Orchestra, David Willcocks1999Compil.
Ten Scottish Melodies · 28 Songs · Chamber MusicCarl Maria von Weber - Carolyn Watkinson · Ian Partridge · Max van Egmond · Frans Vester · Vera Beths · Anner Bylsma · Stanley Hoogland1997Album
On Wenlock Edge / Ten Blake Songs / Four Hymns / Meciless Beauty / The New Ghost / The Water MillRalph Vaughan Williams / Ian Partridge / The Music Group Of London1996Album
Myrthen • Lieder Und Gesänge • Die LöwenbrautRobert Schumann - Lynne Dawson, Ian Partridge, Julius Drake1994Album
Handel Chandos Anthems completeLynne Dawson, Patrizia Kwella, James Bowman, Ian Partridge, Michael George, The Sixteen, Orchestra Of The Sixteen, Harry Christophers1994Album
The Gregorian Lent & EasterIan Partridge • Michael George • Stephen Roberts • James Griffett • Gordon Jones ‒ Pro Cantione Antiqua • James O'Donnell1994Album
Cantatas 50, 34, 147Johann Sebastian Bach, Gillian Fisher, David James, Ian Partridge, Michael George, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers1992Album
Monteverdi ∙ Caccini ∙ Peri: Canti AmorosiNigel Rogers, Ian Partridge, Christopher Keyte1992Album
L'OrfeoClaudio Monteverdi : Nigel Rogers, Emilia Petrescu, Ian Partridge, John Elwes, Alexander Malta, Stafford Dean, Chor Der Hamburgischen Staatsoper Coro Hamburgo Jürgen Jürgens1989Compil.
English Songs : Ivor Gurney Frederick DeliusIan Partridge • Jennifer Partridge1989Album
Chandos Anthems Volume 2 - Nos. 4, 5 & 6Georg Friedrich Händel, Lynne Dawson, Ian Partridge, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers1989Album
Warlock: The Curlew • Vaughan Williams: On Wenlock Edge, Ten Blake SongsPeter Warlock, Ralph Vaughan Williams / The Music Group Of London, Ian Partridge1988Compil.
WinterreiseFranz Schubert, Ian Partridge, Richard Burnett1988Album
Chandos Anthems Volume 1 Nos. 1, 2 & 3Georg Friedrich Händel - Lynne Dawson, Ian Partridge, Michael George, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers1988Album
On Wenlock Edge, Ten Blake Songs/The CurlewIan Partridge, The Music Group Of London, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Peter Warlock1987Album
Heiligmesse = Missa Sancti Bernardi De Offida = Mariazellermesse = Missa CellensisJoseph Haydn, April Cantelo • Jennifer Smith • Helen Watts • Shirley Minty • Robert Tear • Ian Partridge • Benjamin Luxon • Christopher Keyte, St. John's College Choir, The Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, George Guest1986Album
EstherGeorg Friedrich Händel - Emma Kirkby • Patrizia Kwella • Drew Minter • Anthony Rolfe Johnson • Paul Elliott • Andrew King • Ian Partridge • David Thomas • Westminster Cathedral Choir • The Academy Of Ancient Music Chorus & The Academy Of Ancient Music - Christopher Hogwood1985Album
Madrigales, Danzas Y MotetesThe Wilbye Consort, The Consort Of Musicke Feat Ursula Connors, Elaine Barry, Nigel Rogers, Ian Partridge, Christopher Hogwood, Thurston Dart Directed By Peter Pears, Anthony Rooley1985Compil.
It Fell On A Summer's Day: Songs By Dowland And CampionIan Partridge, Jakob Lindberg1984Album
The Triumph Of Time And TruthGeorg Friedrich Händel - Gillian Fisher, Emma Kirkby, Charles Brett, Ian Partridge, Stephen Varcoe, The London Handel Choir And London Handel Orchestra, Denys Darlow1983Album
Ian Partridge Sings Die Schöne Müllerin, Op.25: Dichterliebe, Op.48: Liederkreis, Op.39Ian Partridge, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Jennifer Partridge1983Compil.
A Little Love MusicGeoffrey Bush - Benjamin Luxon, Ian Partridge, Teresa Cahill1982Album
La ResurrezioneGeorg Friedrich Händel - Emma Kirkby / Patrizia Kwella / Carolyn Watkinson / Ian Partridge / David Thomas / The Academy Of Ancient Music / Christopher Hogwood1982Album
String Quartets Nos. 5 & 6 / Three Wordsworth Songs For High Voice And String QuartetWilliam Wordsworth - The Alberni Quartet With Ian Partridge1981Album
Vespers of Saint CeciliaAlessandro Scarlatti, Denis Stevens, Accademia Monteverdiana, Patricia Clark, Ursula Connors, Shirley Minty, Ian Partridge, John Noble1981Album
Madrigals & Sacred ConcertosClaudio Monteverdi - Nigel Rogers, Ian Partridge, Christopher Keyte, Colin Tilney, Jürgen Jürgens1981Compil.
Sacred Vocal Music Of Claudio MonteverdiClaudio Monteverdi - Emma Kirkby, Ian Partridge, David Thomas, The Parley Of Instruments, Roy Goodman And Peter Holman1981Album
Songs By Finzi & His Friends (Gerald Finzi 25th Anniversary Celebration 1981)Gerald Finzi - Ian Partridge, Stephen Roberts, Clifford Benson1981Album
English SongsIvor Gurney • Ralph Vaughan Williams • Frederick Delius • Peter Warlock • Ian Partridge • Jennifer Partridge1980Album
Te Deum, Grand MagnificatMarc Antoine Charpentier, Philip Ledger, The Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, The King's College Choir Of Cambridge, Marilyn Sansom, Felicity Lott, Eiddwen Harrhy, Charles Brett, Stephen Roberts, Ian Partridge1978Album
Sweeter Than Roses (Songs Of Henry Purcell)Henry Purcell, Ian Partridge, George Malcolm1978Album
Magnificat In D With Christmas InterludesJohann Sebastian Bach, Shelagh Molyneux, Paul Esswood, Ian Partridge, John Noble, The London Bach Society, The Steinitz Bach Players Conducted By Paul Steinitz1977Album
Shubert LeiderIan Partridge, Jennifer Partridge1976Album
Intimations Of ImmortalityGerald Finzi - Ian Partridge • Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra And Choir • Vernon Handley1975Album
Ian Partridge Sings Faure & DuparcIan Partridge1975Album
The Curlew / Four Hymns / Merciless BeautyPeter Warlock / Ralph Vaughan Williams / Ian Partridge / David Butt / Janet Craxton / The Music Group Of London1974Album
Historia Divitis (Dives Malus)Giacomo Carissimi - Sheila Armstrong · Eva Csapó · Nigel Rogers · Ian Partridge · Kurt Widmer · Matthias Hölle, Vokalensemble Der Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, Linde-Consort1974Album
Geistliche KonzerteClaudio Monteverdi - Dorothy Dorow • Birgit Nordin • Nigel Rogers • Ian Partridge • Christopher Keyte • Friedhelm Hessenbruch, Monteverdi-Chor Hamburg • Jürgen Jürgens1973Album
The Fairy Queen Highlights (Ed. Britten, I. Holst, and Pears)Jennifer Vyvyan, Mary Wells, Norma Burrowes, Alfreda Hodgson, Peter Pears, James Bowman, Charles Brett, Ian Partridge, Owen Brannigan, John Shirley-Quirk, Kenneth Sillito, Philip Ledger, Kenneth Heath, Martin Gatt, Peter Graeme, The Ambrosian Opera Chorus, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten, Henry Purcell1973Album
Ian Partridge Sings Schubert's Die Schöne MüllerinIan Partridge1973Album
Madrigali Libro IIIClaudio Monteverdi • Raymond Leppard • Sheila Armstrong • Gerald English, Ian Partridge • Stafford Dean • Christopher Keyte1972Album
Ceremonial MusicHenry Purcell - St. John's College Choir, English Chamber Orchestra, Symphoniae Sacrae, Charles Brett, James Bowman, Ian Partridge, Forbes Robinson, George Guest1972Album
Virtuose MadrigaleClaudio Monteverdi - Nigel Rogers · Ian Partridge · Christopher Keyte, Monteverdi-Chor Hamburg · Jürgen Jürgens1972Album
Herz Und Mund Und Tat Und Leben, 3 MotettenJohann Sebastian Bach, Elly Ameling, Janet Baker, Ian Partridge, John Shirley-Quirk1972Album
On Wenlock EdgeRalph Vaughan Williams - Ian Partridge, The Music Group Of London, Janet Craxton, Jennifer Partridge1971Album
Historia Der Geburt Jesu Christi/The Christmas StoryHeinrich Schütz, Ian Partridge · The Schütz Choir Of London, Roger Norrington1971Album
Sancta Civitas / BenediciteRalph Vaughan Williams, Heather Harper, Ian Partridge, John Shirley-Quirk, The Bach Choir, Boys Of King's College Choir, Cambridge, The London Symphony Orchestra, David Willcocks1968Album
Ode For St. Cecilia's DayGeorg Friedrich Händel – April Cantelo, Ian Partridge, The King's College Choir Of Cambridge, The Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Director David Willcocks1968Album
Chandos Anthems (The Lord Is My Light - As Pants The Hart)Georg Friedrich Händel - April Cantelo, Ian Partridge, The King's College Choir Of Cambridge, The Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Directed By David Willcocks1968Album
Cantata No. 45 / Cantata No. 105Johann Sebastian Bach, Helen Watts, Agnes Giebel, Tom Krause, Ian Partridge, L'Orchestre De La Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet1967Album
Historia Der Geburt Jesu Christi/The Christmas Story - Historia Der Auferstehung Jesu Christi/The Resurrection - Doppelchörige MotettenHeinrich Schütz, The Schütz Choir Of London, Peter Pears, Ian Partridge, Roger Norrington1966Album
Gloria / MagnificatAntonio Vivaldi / Giovanni Battista Pergolesi - Elizabeth Vaughan, Janet Baker, Ian Partridge, Christopher Keyte, The Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Sir Neville Marriner, David Willcocks, The King's College Choir Of Cambridge1966Album
Portuguese BaroqueIan Partridge, The Tilford Bach Festival Choir Conducted By Denys Darlow1966Album
The Indian QueenHenry Purcell - Wilfred Brown, April Cantelo, Robert Tear, Christopher Keyte, Ian Partridge, St. Anthony Singers, English Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras1966Album
Madrigali E Canzonette Libro IXClaudio Monteverdi - Nigel Rogers · Ian Partridge · Christopher Keyte, Monteverdi-Chor Hamburg · Jürgen JürgensAlbum
Intimations of Immortality: Ode For Tenor, Chorus And OrchestraGerald Finzi – Ian Partridge, Guildford Philharmonic Orchestra And Choir, Vernon HandleyAlbum
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