Handel: Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno - Ann Hallenberg (mezzo-soprano); Emmanuelle Haïm (organ); Emmanuelle Haïm (harpsichord); Natalie Dessay (soprano);...
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Handel wrote the secular oratorio Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno (The triumph of Time and of Enlightenment) to the text of one of his patrons, Cardinal Benedetto Pamphili, in Rome in 1707. The libretto, which doesn't stand up to close logical scrutiny, centers on Beauty, who must choose between self-indulgent Pleasure and the austerity of allegiance to Time and Enlightenment. Needless to say, any patron entering the theater for the performance, having noted the title on the playbill, would have no doubt about the ...

Handel: Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno 2007, Virgin Classics

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