Two books to sing

Two books to sing


What are the chances? Two books, both written by English tenors and both on the nature of singing. In “Song & Self: A Singer’s Reflections on Music and Performance,” Ian Bostridge, known for his intense opera performances and lieder recitals, offers a kind of personal investigation. John Potter – a versatile singer whose extensive discography includes early music with the Hilliard Ensemble and closely aligned ’70s pop with the Swingle Singers’ Swingle II iteration – spans centuries and styles in “Song: A History in 12 Parts.

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