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Handel's 'The Triumph
of Time and Truth' -
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ROBERT ANDERSON

'... admirable performance ...'

Handel: The Triumph of Time and Truth. © 2014 Delphian Records Ltd

I would much rather be dealing with such characters as Beauty, Pleasure, and above all Deceit then tedious Jewish 'heroes' of past and present. Handel's last oratorio has not had a good press on the whole, and nobody quite knows how much work on it the virtually blind composer was able to do. But its framework goes back to 1707 and setting of an Italian text by Cardinal Pamphili. Handel revived and expanded this for London in 1737, though still in Italian...

Copyright © 20 August 2014 Robert Anderson,
London UK

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HANDEL: THE TRIUMPH OF TIME AND TRUTH

GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL

ED LYON

DELPHIAN RECORDS LTD

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