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Cello Unwrapped

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Triumph of Time and Truth

Time Unwrapped 2018
Music / Friday, 19 October 2018 - 7:30pm / Hall One
£49.50 – £19.50 | Savers £9.50*

Handel The Triumph of Time and Truth, HWV71 (1757)

Mhairi Lawson soprano

Katy Crompton soprano

Alex Chance countertenor

Nick Pritchard tenor

Matthew Brook bass

Edward Higginbottom conductor

Oxford Voices

Instruments of Time & Truth

Instruments of Time and Truth are joined by Oxford Voices and a stellar line-up of soloists for this rare performance of Handel’s eponymous oratorio, both his first and last. 

Whether its theme – the need to invest in a higher good rather than in transient beauty – may have resonated with the composer in his final years, we don’t know. What we do know is that the work exudes Handel’s amazing fluency as a young composer, and his ability to recast his music in the light of a lifetime’s experience.

In many ways this oratorio is Handel’s alpha and omega: it first saw the light of day at the very beginning of his career, in Rome in 1708, as Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno. Then, following another Italian version in 1737, towards the end of his life, Handel supervised the expanded 1757 version, now in English, transforming a chamber piece into a fully formed oratorio, boasting chorus and brass, the essential circumstantial trappings of the genre for an English public, then as now.

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Photo: Instruments of Time and Truth © Ebyan Rezgui; Edward Higginbottom © Phil Sayer

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