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Songs for New Life and Love

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Catalogue numberBIS-2468 SACD
Release date2021-08-06
Discs1
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time74:12

After appearing on a quartet of very different BIS releases, ranging from early baroque arias to orchestral songs by Alban Berg and Mahler’s ‘Resurrection Symphony’, the British soprano Ruby Hughes has devised a song recital, together with her regular Lieder partner Joseph Middleton. The process began in 2018 when the two gave the world première of Helen Grime’s Bright Travellers, a set of five poems charting the interior and exterior worlds of pregnancy and motherhood. Ruby Hughes soon set about planning a programme which would converge with Grime’s music and the themes of new life and of love in all its aspects.

The recital is bookended by two song cycles by Gustav Mahler which explore love, grief, loss and reconciliation through quite different lenses. In the opening cycle we experience Mahler as solitary wayfarer and hear of unrequited love. In Kindertotenlieder, the second cycle, the poet Friedrich Rückert pours out his pain as a grieving father in songs about the beauty and innocence of children. Completing the programme is Charles Ives – described by Ruby Hughes as Mahler’s ‘musical kindred spirit’ – with a selection of love songs, prayers and lullabies.
 
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  Composer: Mahler, Gustav
  Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen 18:36
01 1. Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht 04:36 $ 1.10 USD
02 2. Ging heut' morgen über's Feld 04:57 $ 1.19 USD
03 3. Ich hab' ein glühend Messer 03:21 $ 0.80 USD
04 4. Die zwei blauen Augen 05:42 $ 1.37 USD
 
 
  Composer: Ives, Charles
05 The Housatonic at Stockbridge 03:56 $ 0.94 USD
 
06 Mists 01:45 $ 0.42 USD
 
 
  Composer: Grime, Helen
  Bright Travellers 14:33
07 1. Soundings 02:33 $ 0.61 USD
08 2. Brew 02:22 $ 0.57 USD
09 3. Visitations 03:05 $ 0.74 USD
10 4. Milk Fever 02:14 $ 0.54 USD
11 5. Council Offices 04:19 $ 1.04 USD
 
 
  Composer: Ives, Charles
12 Serenity 02:16 $ 0.54 USD
 
13 The Children's Hour 02:19 $ 0.56 USD
 
14 Songs My Mother Taught Me  02:55 $ 0.70 USD
 
 
  Composer: Mahler, Gustav
  Kindertotenlieder 23:07
15 1. Nun will die Sonn' so hell aufgehn 05:16 $ 1.26 USD
16 2. Nun seh' ich wohl, warum so dunkle Flammen 04:26 $ 1.06 USD
17 3. Wenn dein Mütterlein 04:24 $ 1.06 USD
18 4. Oft denk' ich, sie sind nur ausgegangen! 02:57 $ 0.71 USD
19 5. In diesem Wetter! 06:04 $ 1.46 USD
 
 
  Composer: Traditional
20 Suo Gân (Welsh lullaby) 04:36 $ 1.10 USD
 
  Album total 74:12
ComposerGrime, Helen
Ives, Charles
Mahler, Gustav
Traditional
SopranoHughes, Ruby
PianoMiddleton, Joseph
ArrangerWatkins, Huw

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