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Ruby Hughes & Joseph Middleton – Songs for New Life and Love (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Ruby Hughes & Joseph Middleton – Songs for New Life and Love (2021)
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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 premi`ere 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 R”uckert 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.

Tracklist:
01. Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Version for Voice & Piano): No. 1, Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht
02. Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Version for Voice & Piano): No. 2, Ging heut’ morgen “uber’s Feld
03. Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Version for Voice & Piano): No. 3, Ich hab’ ein gl”uhend Messer
04. Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Version for Voice & Piano): No. 4, Die zwei blauen Augen
05. Ives: 114 Songs (Excerpts): No. 15, The Housatonic at Stockbridge
06. Ives: 114 Songs (Excerpts): No. 57, Mists
07. Grime: Bright Travellers: No. 1, Soundings
08. Grime: Bright Travellers: No. 2, Brew
09. Grime: Bright Travellers: No. 3, Visitations
10. Grime: Bright Travellers: No. 4, Milk Fever
11. Grime: Bright Travellers: No. 5, Council Offices
12. Ives: 114 Songs (Excerpts): No. 42, Serenity
13. Ives: 114 Songs (Excerpts): No. 74, The Children’s Hour
14. Ives: 114 Songs (Excerpts): No. 108, Songs My Mother Taught Me
15. Mahler: Kindertotenlieder (Arr. for Voice & Piano): No. 1, Nun will die Sonn’ so hell aufgehn
16. Mahler: Kindertotenlieder (Arr. for Voice & Piano): No. 2, Nun seh’ ich wohl, warum so dunkle Flammen
17. Mahler: Kindertotenlieder (Arr. for Voice & Piano): No. 3, Wenn dein M”utterlein
18. Mahler: Kindertotenlieder (Arr. for Voice & Piano): No. 4, Oft denk’ ich, sie sind nur ausgegangen
19. Mahler: Kindertotenlieder (Arr. for Voice & Piano): No. 5, In diesem Wetter
20. Traditional: Suo G^an (Arr. H. Watkins for Voice & Piano)

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