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Handel's Last Prima Donna

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CHSA 0403
 
Handel's Last Prima Donna
UPC Code: 09515040324

Release Date: March 2018
Originally recorded in 2016
Composer
Vincenzo Ciampi
Composer
John Christopher Smith
Composer
Philip Hayes
Solo soprano
Ruby Hughes
Conductor
Laurence Cummings
Producer
Rachel Smith
Engineer
Jonathan Cooper
Venue 27, 28 & 30 July 2017
St Jude on the Hill, Hampstead, London
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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