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The Triumph of Time and Truth

When
Friday October 19, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Where
Hall One, Kings Place, London
Tickets
£19.50 - £49.50
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  1. The Triumph of Time and Truth HWV 71 - George Frideric Handel

Instruments of Time and Truth is joined by Oxford Consort of 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.


Venue
Hall One, Kings Place
90 York Way
London
London
N1 9AG
England
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