Cookie Control

This site uses cookies to store information on your computer.
I am happy to proceed
Image

Handel: Theodora Oratorio



Shipping time: In stock | Expected delivery 1-2 days | Free UK Delivery
Set in a time of ancient Rome's persecution of the Christians, Handel's late masterpiece Theodora tells of the tragic martyrdom of the heroine and her lover Didymus. The challenging nature of the libretto with its religious conflict, cruelty, self-sacrifice and brothel scene was discomforting for contemporary audiences, and despite Handel's magnificent music the oratorio was his least successful. This is part of a series of Handel oratorios from Martini and Junge Kantorei. Joachim Carlos Martini's series of Handel's oratorios has gained considerable critical acclaim and a sizeable following, with 'first rate' recommendations from publications such as the Penguin Guide (on Tobit, 8.570113-14). Controversial in its time and relatively neglected since, if anything the themes of Theodora resonate more today. Handel's masterly score is given a tremendous performance here, with a recording consistent with the extremely high standards of the rest of the series.

In 1968, with Fritz Eitel, the youth pastor of the Evangelical Church of Hesse and Nassau, Joachim Carlos Martini founded the Junge Kantorei, to the direction of which he has for some years chiefly devoted himself. At the same time he conducts the Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra, established together with friends. Both organisations have concentrated attention on the oratorios of Handel, with comprehensive performances of this repertoire.
Facts
Item number 8572700-02
Barcode 747313270071
Release date 27/02/2012
Category
Label Naxos Records
Media type CD
Number of units 3
Write your own review
You must log in to be able to write a review
If you like Handel: Theodora Oratorio, please tell your friends! You can easily share this page directly on Facebook, Twitter and via e-mail below.

You may also like.....

Image
£7.99
Hanson: Symphony No.3/ Merry Mount Suit
Image
£7.99
Gulfstream
Image
£6.49
R-Korsakov: Orchestral Suites
Image
£6.49
Cordero: Caribbean Concertos For Guitar
Braga Santos: Alfama 8572815 28/11/2011 £7.99
Richter: Sonata Da Camera For Flute, Harsichord And Cello 8572030 28/11/2011 £6.49
Bowen: Viola Sonatas 1 / 2 8572580 28/11/2011 £6.99
Piazzolla: Tango Distinto 8572596 28/11/2011 £6.49
Few in stock Buy +
Hill: String Quartets Vol.4 8572844 28/11/2011 £7.99
Meyer: String Quartets Nos. 9/ 11/ 12 8572656 28/11/2011 £7.99

Also Ordered

Customers also bought:
Image Image Image Image
My account
My cart: 0 items