Handel / Barockorchester Frankfurt / Wieland: Theodora (Oratorio)

Handel / Barockorchester Frankfurt / Wieland: Theodora (Oratorio)

Handel / Barockorchester Frankfurt / Wieland: Theodora (Oratorio)

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Description

Title: Theodora (Oratorio)
Artist: Handel / Barockorchester Frankfurt / Wieland
Label: Naxos
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS
UPC: 747313270071
Genre: Classical Artists

Set in a time of ancient Rome' persecution of the Christians, Handel' late masterpiece Theodora tells of the tragic martyrdom of the heroine and her lover Didymus.

Tracks:
1.1 Overture
1.2 Act I Scene 1: Recitativo: 'Tis Dioclesian's Natal Day (Valens)
1.3 Act I Scene 1: Air: Go, My Faithful Soldier, Go (Valens)
1.4 Act I Scene 1: Chorus: And Draw a Blessing Down (Chorus of Heathens)
1.5 Act I Scene 1: Recitativo: Vouchsafe, Dread Sir (Didymus, Valens)
1.6 Act I Scene 1: Air: Racks, Gibbets, Sword and Fire (Valens)
1.7 Act I Scene 1: Chorus: For Ever Thus Stands Fix'd the Doom (Chorus of Heathens)
1.8 Act I Scene 2: Recitativo: Most Cruel Edict! (Didymus)
1.9 Act I Scene 2: Air: The Raptur'd Soul (Didymus)
1.10 Act I Scene 2: Recitativo: I Know Thy Virtues, and Ask Not Thy Faith (Septimius)
1.11 Act I Scene 2: Air: Descend, Kind Pity (Septimius)
1.12 Act I Scene 3: Recitativo: Though Hard, My Friends (Theodora)
1.13 Act I Scene 3: Air: Fond Flatt'ring World, Adieu! (Theodora)
1.14 Act I Scene 3: Recitativo: Oh Bright Example of All Goodness (Irene)
1.15 Act I Scene 3: Air: Bane of Virtue, Nurse of Passions (Irene)
1.16 Act I Scene 3: Chorus: Come, Mighty Father, Mighty Lord (Chorus of Christians)
1.17 Act I Scene 4: Recitativo: Fly, Fly My Brethren (Messenger, Irene)
1.18 Act I Scene 4: Air: As with Rosy Steps (Irene)
1.19 Act I Scene 4: Chorus: All Pow'r in Heaven Above, or Earth Beneath (Chorus of Christians)
1.20 Act I Scene 5: Recitativo: Mistaken Wretches, Why Thus Blind to Fate (Septimius)
1.21 Act I Scene 5: Air: Dread the Fruits of Christian Folly (Septimius)
1.22 Act I Scene 5: Recitativo: Deluded Mortal! (Theodora, Septimius)
1.23 Act I Scene 5: Accompagnato: Oh Worse Than Death Indeed! (Theodora)
1.24 Act I Scene 5: Air: Angels, Ever Bright and Fair (Theodora)
1.25 Act I Scene 6: Recitativo: Unhappy, Happy Crew! (Didymus, Irene)
1.26 Act I Scene 6: Accompagnato and Air: Kind Heaven, If Virtue Be Thy Care (Didymus)
1.27 Act I Scene 6: Recitativo: Oh Love, How Great Thy Pow'r! (Irene)
1.28 Act I Scene 6: Chorus: Go, Gen'rous Pious Youth! (Chorus of Christians)
2.1 Act II Scene 1: Recitativo: Ye Men of Antioch, with Solemn Pomp (Valens)
2.2 Act II Scene 1: Chorus: Queen of Summer, Queen of Love (Chorus of Heathens)
2.3 Act II Scene 1: Air: Wide Spread His Name (Valens)
2.4 Act II Scene 1: Recitativo: Return, Septimius, to the Stubborn Maid (Valens)
2.5 Act II Scene 1: Chorus: Venus Laughing from the Skies (Chorus of Heathens)
2.6 Act II Scene 2: Symphony
2.7 Act II Scene 2: Recitativo: O Thou Bright Sun! How Sweet Thy Rays (Theodora)
2.8 Act II Scene 2: Air: With Darkness Deep (Theodora)
2.9 Act II Scene 2: Symphony
2.10 Act II Scene 2: Recitativo: But Why Art Thou Disquieted, My Soul? (Theodora)
2.11 Act II Scene 2: Air: Oh That I on Wings Could Rise (Theodora)
2.12 Act II Scene 3: Recitativo: Long Have I Known Thy Friendly Social Soul (Didymus, Septimius)
2.13 Act II Scene 3: Air: Though the Honours, That Flora and Venus Receive from the Romans (Septimius)
2.14 Act II Scene 3: Recitativo: Oh Save Her Then, or Give Me Pow'r (Didymus, Septimius)
2.15 Act II Scene 3: Air: Deeds of Kindness to Display, Pity Suing (Didymus)
2.16 Act II Scene 4: Recitativo: The Clouds Begin to Veil the Hemisphere (Irene)
2.17 Act II Scene 4: Air: Defend Her Heaven! (Irene)
2.18 Act II Scene 5: Recitativo: Or Lull'd with Grief or Rapt Her Soul to Heaven (Didymus)
2.19 Act II Scene 5: Air: Sweet Rose and Lily (Didymus)
2.20 Act II Scene 5: Recitativo: Oh Save Me, Heaven (Theodora, Didymus)
2.21 Act II Scene 5: Air: The Pilgrim's Home (Theodora)
2.22 Act II Scene 5: Accompagnato: Forbid It, Heaven! (Didymus)
2.23 Act II Scene 5: Recitativo: Or Say, What Right Have I to Take What Just Reflection (Didymus, Theodora)
2.24 Act II Scene 5: Duet: To Thee, Thou Glorious Son of Worth (Theodora, Didymus)
2.25 Act II Scene 6: Recitativo: 'Tis Night; But Night's Sweet Blessing (Irene)
2.26 Act II Scene 6: Chorus: He Saw the Lovely Youth, Death's Early Prey (Chorus of Christians)
3.1 Act III Scene 1: Air: Lord, to Thee Each Night and Day (Irene)
3.2 Act III Scene 2: Recitativo: But See, the Good, the Virtuous Didymus (Irene, Theodora)
3.3 Act III Scene 2: Air: When Sunk in Anguish and Despair (Theodora)
3.4 Act III Scene 2: Chorus: Blest Be the Hand, and Blest the Pow'r (Theodora, Chorus of Christians)
3.5 Act III Scene 3: Recitativo and Accompagnato: Undaunted in the Court Stands Didymus (Messenger, Irene, Theodora)
3.6 Act III Scene 3: Duet: Whither, Princess, Do You Fly? (Irene, Theodora)
3.7 Act III Scene 3: Recitativo: She's Gone, Disdaining Liberty and Life (Irene)
3.8 Act III Scene 3: Air: New Scenes of Joy (Irene)
3.9 Act III Scene 4: Recitativo: Is It a Christian Virtue Then (Valens, Didymus) - Scene 5: Be That My Doom! (Theodora, Septimius)
3.10 Act III Scene 5: Air: From Virtue Springs Each Gen'rous Deed (Septimius)
3.11 Act III Scene 5: Air: Cease, Ye Slaves, Your Fruitless Pray'r (Valens)
3.12 Act III Scene 5: Recitativo: 'Tis Kind, My Friends, But Kinder Still (Didymus, Theodora)
3.13 Act III Scene 5: Chorus: How Strange Their Ends (Chorus of Heathens)
3.14 Act III Scene 5: Recitativo: On Me Your Frowns Your Utmost Rage Exert (Didymus, Theodora, Valens)
3.15 Act III Scene 5: Air: Ye Ministers of Justice, Lead Them Hence (Valens)
3.16 Act III Scene 6: Recitativo: And Must Such Beauty Suffer? (Didymus, Theodora, Septimius)
3.17 Act III Scene 6: Air and Duet: Streams of Pleasure Ever Flowing (Didymus, Theodora)
3.18 Act III Scene 7: Recitativo: Ere This Their Doom Is Past (Irene)
3.19 Act III Scene 7: Chorus: Oh Love Devine, Thou Source of Fame (Chorus of Christians)

Audio Sample:
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