℗ 2018 Chandos
 

Handel's Last Prima Donna: Giulia Frasi in London

Ruby Hughes, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Laurence Cummings

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Susanna, HWV 66  
1
Crystal Streams in Murmurs Flowing
George Frideric Handel; Ruby Hughes; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Laurence Cummings
8:14
L'Adriano  
2
O Dio! Mancar mi sento
Vincenzo Ciampi; Ruby Hughes; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Laurence Cummings
8:35
Il trionfo di Camilla  
3
Il trionfo di Camilla: Là per l'ombrosa sponda
Vincenzo Ciampi; Ruby Hughes; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Laurence Cummings
4:39
Artaxerxes  
4
Why Is Death for Ever Late
Thomas Augustine Arne; Ruby Hughes; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Laurence Cummings
2:21
Paradise Lost  
5
Oh! Do Not, Adam, Exercise on Me Thy Hatred
John Christopher Smith; Ruby Hughes; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Laurence Cummings
1:02
6
It Comes! It Comes! It Must Be Death!
John Christopher Smith; Ruby Hughes; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Laurence Cummings
5:45
Rebecca  
7
But See, the Night with Silent Pace Steals On
John Christopher Smith; Ruby Hughes; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Laurence Cummings
1:32
8
O Balmy Sleep!
John Christopher Smith; Ruby Hughes; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Laurence Cummings
4:51
Alfred  
9
Gracious Heav'n, O Hear Me! (Revised Version, 1753)
Thomas Augustine Arne; Ruby Hughes; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Laurence Cummings
6:45
Theodora, HWV 68  
10
Symphony
George Frideric Handel; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Laurence Cummings
0:56
11
O Thou Bright Sun!
George Frideric Handel; Ruby Hughes; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Laurence Cummings
0:33
12
With Darkness Deep as Is My Woe
George Frideric Handel; Ruby Hughes; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Laurence Cummings
4:05
13
Symphony of Soft Musick
George Frideric Handel; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Laurence Cummings
1:35
14
But Why Art Thou Disquieted, My Soul?
George Frideric Handel; Ruby Hughes; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Laurence Cummings
0:31
15
Oh That I on Wings Could Rise
George Frideric Handel; Ruby Hughes; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Laurence Cummings
3:18
Telemachus  
16
Soon Arrives Thy Fatal Hour
Philip Hayes; Ruby Hughes; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Laurence Cummings
8:02
The Choice of Hercules, HWV 69  
17
There the Brisk Sparkling Nectar Drain
George Frideric Handel; Ruby Hughes; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Laurence Cummings
2:43
Jephtha, HWV 70  
18
Ye Sacred Priests
George Frideric Handel; Ruby Hughes; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Laurence Cummings
0:41
19
Farewell, Ye Limpid Springs
George Frideric Handel; Ruby Hughes; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Laurence Cummings
5:36
Solomon, HWV 67  
20
Will the Sun Forget to Streak
George Frideric Handel; Ruby Hughes; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Laurence Cummings
5:49
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    77:33
British soprano Ruby Hughes pays tribute to Handel's last prima donna, the Italian soprano Giulia Frasi, on this album celebrating Handel's compositions. Hughes showcases both her love for the Renaissance and Baroque periods while at the same time she aims to honor powerful women who have inspired her, like Frasi.

"I believe that with this CD we have captured the diversity of changing styles, tastes, and activities in the mid-eighteenth century musical culture as well as provided a remarkable insight into the career of Giulia Frasi."
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Chandos Studio Masters

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