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Handel's Last Prima Donna

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CHSA 0403
 
Handel's Last Prima Donna
Release Date: March 2018
Originally recorded in 2016
Genre:
Vocal & Song
Orchestral & Concertos

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Handel's last prima donna: Giulia Frasi in London

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

1.

Susanna: Crystal streams in murmurs flowing

8:14
Air from Act II, Scene 2 of the three-act oratorio Susnna, HWV 66 (1749)
Andante larghetto e mezzo piano

VINCENZO CIAMPI

premiere recording
2.

Emirena: O Dio! Mancar mi sento

8:35
Aria from Act III, Scene 7 of the three-act 'dramma per musica' Adriano in Siria (1750)
Edited by David Vickers
Cantabile - Allegretto
premiere recording
3.

Camilla: Là per l'ombrosa sponda

4:39
Aria from Act II, Scene I of the 'dramma per musica' Il trionfo di Camilla (1750)
Edited by David Vickers
[ ]

THOMAS AUGUSTINE ARNE

4.

Arbaces: Why is death for ever late

2:21
Air from Act III, Scene 1 of the three-act serious opera Artaxerxes (1762)
Sung by Giula Frasi in the 1769 revival
Edited by David Vickers
[Larghetto]

JOHN CHRISTOPHER SMITH

5.

Eve: Oh! do not, Adam, exercise on my thy hatred -

1:02
6.

It comes! it comes! it must be death!

5:45
Accompanied recitative and song from Act III of the three-act oratorio Paradise Lost (1760)
Edited by David Vickers
Largo - Largo
premiere recording
7.

Rebecca: But see, the night with silent pace steals on -

1:32
8.

O balmy Sleep!

4:51
Accompanied recitative and song from Act II of the three-act oratorio Rebecca (1761)
Edited by David Vickers
Larghetto Piano - Larghetto

THOMAS AUGUSTINE ARNE

9.

Eltruda: Gracious Heav'n, O hear me!

6:45
Air from Act II, Scene 2 of the three-act masque Alfred (1740)
Added fro Giulia Frasi in the 1753 revival
Edited by David Vickers
Allegrissimo

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

10.

Sinfonia -

0:56
11.

Theodora: O thou bright Sun! -

0:33
12.

With Darkness deep as is my Woe

4:05
13.

Symphony of soft Musick

1:35
14.

Theodora: But why art thou disquieted

0:31
15.

O that I on Wings cou'd rise

3:18
Sinfonie, accompanied recitatives, and airs from Act II, Scene 2 of the three-act oratorio Theodora, HWV 68 (1750)
Largo - Adagio - [ ] - Largo e staccato - Adagio - Tempo I -

PHILIP HAYES

premiere recording
16.

Parthenope: Soon arrives thy fatal hour

8:02
Air from Act I of the two-act masque Telemachus (1763-66)
Edited by David Vickers
Larghetto e sostenuto

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

17.

Pleasure: There the brisk sparkling nectar drain

2:43
Air from Scene 1 of the one-act oratorio The Choice of Hercules, HWV 69 (1751)
Allegro
18.

Iphis: Ye sacred priests -

0:41
19.

Farewell, ye limpid springs and floods

5:36
Accompanied recitative and air from Act III, Scene 1 of the three-act oratorio Jephtha, HWV 70 (1752)
[ ] - Larghetto - Andante larghetto - Adagio
20.

Queen of Sheba: Will the Sun forget to streak

5:49
Air from Act III of the three-act oratorio Solomon, HWV 67 (1749)
Largo
Total time: 78:25
Solo: Ruby Hughes soprano
Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Margaret Faultless leader
Conductor: Laurence Cummings




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