Performance Friday, October 13, 2017 | 7:30 PM

Ruby Hughes, Soprano
Julius Drake, Piano

Weill Recital Hall
Schumann’s rapturous Op. 39 Liederkreis, an exotic song cycle by Debussy, a new work by Huw Watkins commissioned by Carnegie Hall, and more are showcased by soprano Ruby Hughes. “Hughes’s voice is ravishing, her interpretations wonderfully fresh,” wrote Gramophone. She is joined by Julius Drake, one of the great collaborative pianists, for a fascinating recital.

Part of Salon Encores.


  • Ruby Hughes, Soprano
  • Julius Drake, Piano


  • PURCELL "Music for a While" (arr. Tippett)
  • PURCELL Bonduca (arr. Tippett)
  • PURCELL "O solitude, my sweetest choice" (arr. Britten)
  • PURCELL An Epithalamium (arr. Tippett)
  • PURCELL "Sweeter than Roses" (arr. Britten)
  • SCHUMANN Liederkreis, Op. 39
  • DEBUSSY Chansons de Bilitis
  • RAVEL Deux mélodies hébraïques
  • HUW WATKINS New Work (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
  • BRITTEN A Charm of Lullabies
Lead support for the 125 Commissions Project is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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Additional funding is provided by members of Carnegie Hall's Composer Club.
This performance is part of Great Singers III: Evenings of Song.

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