George Frideric Händel Theodora, HWV68

Theodora, HWV68

George Frideric Händel

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Paru le 1 août 2011 chez Naxos

Artiste principal : Joachim Carlos Martini

Genre : Classique

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Album : 3 disques - 73 pistes Durée totale : 02:51:12

    DISQUE 1
    Theodora, HWV 68 (Georg Friedrich Händel)
  1. 1 Theodora, HWV 68: Overture

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  2. 2 Theodora, HWV 68: Act I Scene 1: Recitativo: 'Tis Dioclesian's natal day (Valens)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  3. 3 Theodora, HWV 68: Act I Scene 1: Air: Go, my faithful soldier, go (Valens)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  4. 4 Theodora, HWV 68: Act I Scene 1: Chorus: And draw a blessing down (Chorus of Heathens)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  5. 5 Theodora, HWV 68: Act I Scene 1: Recitativo: Vouchsafe, dread Sir (Didymus, Valens)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  6. 6 Theodora, HWV 68: Act I Scene 1: Air: Racks, gibbets, sword and fire (Valens)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  7. 7 Theodora, HWV 68: Act I Scene 1: Chorus: For ever thus stands fix'd the doom (Chorus of Heathens)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  8. 8 Theodora, HWV 68: Act I Scene 2: Recitativo: Most cruel edict! (Didymus)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  9. 9 Theodora, HWV 68: Act I Scene 2: Air: The raptur'd soul (Didymus)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  10. 10 Theodora, HWV 68: Act I Scene 2: Recitativo: I know thy virtues, and ask not thy faith (Septimius)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  11. 11 Theodora, HWV 68: Act I Scene 2: Air: Descend, kind Pity (Septimius)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  12. 12 Theodora, HWV 68: Act I Scene 3: Recitativo: Though hard, my friends (Theodora)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  13. 13 Theodora, HWV 68: Act I Scene 3: Air: Fond flatt'ring world, adieu! (Theodora)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  14. 14 Theodora, HWV 68: Act I Scene 3: Recitativo: Oh bright example of all goodness (Irene)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  15. 15 Theodora, HWV 68: Act I Scene 3: Air: Bane of virtue, nurse of passions (Irene)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  16. 16 Theodora, HWV 68: Act I Scene 3: Chorus: Come, mighty Father, mighty Lord (Chorus of Christians)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  17. 17 Theodora, HWV 68: Act I Scene 4: Recitativo: Fly, fly my brethren (Messenger, Irene)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  18. 18 Theodora, HWV 68: Act I Scene 4: Air: As With Rosy Steps (Irene)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  19. 19 Theodora, HWV 68: Act I Scene 4: Chorus: All pow'r in Heaven above, or earth beneath (Chorus of Christians)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  20. 20 Theodora, HWV 68: Act I Scene 5: Recitativo: Mistaken wretches, why thus blind to fate (Septimius)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  21. 21 Theodora, HWV 68: Act I Scene 5: Air: Dread the fruits of Christian folly (Septimius)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  22. 22 Theodora, HWV 68: Act I Scene 5: Recitativo: Deluded mortal! (Theodora, Septimius)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  23. 23 Theodora, HWV 68: Act I Scene 5: Accompagnato: Oh worse than death indeed! (Theodora)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  24. 24 Theodora, HWV 68: Act I Scene 5: Air: Angels, ever bright and fair (Theodora)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  25. 25 Theodora, HWV 68: Act I Scene 6: Recitativo: Unhappy, happy crew! (Didymus, Irene)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  26. 26 Theodora, HWV 68: Act I Scene 6: Accompagnato and Air: Kind Heaven, if virtue be thy care (Didymus)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  27. 27 Theodora, HWV 68: Act I Scene 6: Recitativo: Oh Love, how great thy pow'r! (Irene)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  28. 28 Theodora, HWV 68: Act I Scene 6: Chorus: Go, gen'rous pious youth! (Chorus of Christians)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  29. DISQUE 2
  30. 1 Theodora, HWV 68: Act II Scene 1: Recitativo: Ye men of Antioch, with solemn pomp (Valens)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  31. 2 Theodora, HWV 68: Act II Scene 1: Chorus: Queen of summer, queen of love (Chorus of Heathens)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  32. 3 Theodora, HWV 68: Act II Scene 1: Air: Wide spread his Name (Valens)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  33. 4 Theodora, HWV 68: Act II Scene 1: Recitativo: Return, Septimius, to the stubborn maid (Valens)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  34. 5 Theodora, HWV 68: Act II Scene 1: Chorus: Venus laughing from the skies (Chorus of Heathens)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  35. 6 Theodora, HWV 68: Act II Scene 2: Symphony

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  36. 7 Theodora, HWV 68: Act II Scene 2: Recitativo: O thou bright sun! How sweet thy rays (Theodora)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  37. 8 Theodora, HWV 68: Act II Scene 2: Air: With darkness deep (Theodora)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  38. 9 Theodora, HWV 68: Act II Scene 2: Symphony

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  39. 10 Theodora, HWV 68: Act II Scene 2: Recitativo: But why art thou disquieted, my soul? (Theodora)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  40. 11 Theodora, HWV 68: Act II Scene 2: Air: Oh that I on wings could rise (Theodora)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  41. 12 Theodora, HWV 68: Act II Scene 3: Recitativo: Long have I known thy friendly social soul (Didymus, Septimius)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  42. 13 Theodora, HWV 68: Act II Scene 3: Air: Though the honours, that Flora and Venus receive from the Romans (Septimius)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  43. 14 Theodora, HWV 68: Act II Scene 3: Recitativo: Oh save her then, or give me pow'r (Didymus, Septimius)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  44. 15 Theodora, HWV 68: Act II Scene 3: Air: Deeds of kindness to display, pity suing (Didymus)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  45. 16 Theodora, HWV 68: Act II Scene 4: Recitativo: The clouds begin to veil the hemisphere (Irene)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  46. 17 Theodora, HWV 68: Act II Scene 4: Air: Defend her Heaven! (Irene)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  47. 18 Theodora, HWV 68: Act II Scene 5: Recitativo: Or lull'd with grief or rapt her soul to heaven (Didymus)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  48. 19 Theodora, HWV 68: Act II Scene 5: Air: Sweet Rose and Lily (Didymus)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  49. 20 Theodora, HWV 68: Act II Scene 5: Recitativo: Oh save me, Heaven (Theodora, Didymus)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  50. 21 Theodora, HWV 68: Act II Scene 5: Air: The pilgrim's home (Theodora)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  51. 22 Theodora, HWV 68: Act II Scene 5: Accompagnato: Forbid it, Heaven! (Didymus)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  52. 23 Theodora, HWV 68: Act II Scene 5: Recitativo: Or say, what right have I to take what just reflection (Didymus, Theodora)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  53. 24 Theodora, HWV 68: Act II Scene 5: Duet: To thee, thou glorious son of worth (Theodora, Didymus)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  54. 25 Theodora, HWV 68: Act II Scene 6: Recitativo: 'Tis night; but night's sweet blessing (Irene)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  55. 26 Theodora, HWV 68: Act II Scene 6: Chorus: He saw the lovely youth, death's early prey (Chorus of Christians)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  56. DISQUE 3
  57. 1 Theodora, HWV 68: Act III Scene 1: Air: Lord, to Thee each night and day (Irene)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  58. 2 Theodora, HWV 68: Act III Scene 2: Recitativo: But see, the good, the virtuous Didymus (Irene, Theodora)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  59. 3 Theodora, HWV 68: Act III Scene 2: Air: When sunk in anguish and despair (Theodora)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  60. 4 Theodora, HWV 68: Act III Scene 2: Chorus: Blest be the hand, and blest the pow'r (Theodora, Chorus of Christians)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  61. 5 Theodora, HWV 68: Act III Scene 3: Recitativo and Accompagnato: Undaunted in the court stands Didymus (Messenger, Irene, Theodora)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  62. 6 Theodora, HWV 68: Act III Scene 3: Duet: Whither, Princess, do you fly? (Irene, Theodora)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  63. 7 Theodora, HWV 68: Act III Scene 3: Recitativo: She's gone, disdaining liberty and life (Irene)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  64. 8 Theodora, HWV 68: Act III Scene 3: Air: New scenes of joy (Irene)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  65. 9 Theodora, HWV 68: Act III Scene 4: Recitativo: Is it a Christian virtue then (Valens, Didymus) - Scene 5: Be that my doom! (Theodora, Septimius)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  66. 10 Theodora, HWV 68: Act III Scene 5: Air: From virtue springs each gen'rous deed (Septimius)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  67. 11 Theodora, HWV 68: Act III Scene 5: Air: Cease, ye slaves, your fruitless pray'r (Valens)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  68. 12 Theodora, HWV 68: Act III Scene 5: Recitativo: 'Tis kind, my friends, but kinder still (Didymus, Theodora)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  69. 13 Theodora, HWV 68: Act III Scene 5: Chorus: How strange their ends (Chorus of Heathens)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  70. 14 Theodora, HWV 68: Act III Scene 5: Recitativo: On me your frowns your utmost rage exert (Didymus, Theodora, Valens)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  71. 15 Theodora, HWV 68: Act III Scene 5: Air: Ye ministers of justice, lead them hence (Valens)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  72. 16 Theodora, HWV 68: Act III Scene 6: Recitativo: And must such beauty suffer? (Didymus, Theodora, Septimius)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  73. 17 Theodora, HWV 68: Act III Scene 6: Air and Duet: Streams of pleasure ever flowing (Didymus, Theodora)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  74. 18 Theodora, HWV 68: Act III Scene 7: Recitativo: Ere this their doom is past (Irene)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

  75. 19 Theodora, HWV 68: Act III Scene 7: Chorus: Oh love devine, thou source of fame (Chorus of Christians)

    Christina Wieland, soprano - Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano - Franz Vitzthum, countertenor - Knut Schoch, tenor - Klaus Mertens, baritone - Junge Kantorei - Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra - Joachim Carlos Martini, conductor Copyright : 2011 Naxos

À propos

L'oratorio tardif Theodora de Haendel (1749) narre le martyre tragique de l'héroïne et de son amant Didyme à Alexandrie en Egypte, au début du quatrième siècle de notre ère. L'intrigue d'une jeune fille vierge persécutée et livrée à la débauche donnant lieu à des scènes cruelles voire obscènes ne fut pas du goût de tous à l'époque, néanmoins l'oeuvre emporta un franc succès. Joachim Carlos Martini a déjà enregistré plusieurs oratorio de Haendel (Solomon, Hercules, Tobie...) et sa version de Theodora se hisse parmi les sommets.

Détails de l'enregistrement original:

77:34 - 51:43 - 42:37 - DDD - Enregistré le 23 mai 2010 à Eltville en Allemagne - Notes en anglais et allemand

Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759)

Theodora, oratorio en trois actes, HWV 68 (1749)
Livret de Thomas Morell (1703-1784) d'après The Martyrdom of Theodora and Didymus de Robert Boyle (1627-1691)

Christina Wieland, soprano (Theodora)
Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano (Irene)
Franz Vitzthum, contreténor (Didymus)
Knut Schoch, ténor (Septimius)
Klaus Mertens, baryton-basse (Valens)
Junge Kantorei
Orchestre baroque de Francfort
Direction Joachim Carlos Martini

L’oratorio Theodora de Händel ne compte pas parmi les plus grands succès que connut le compositeur de son vivant. Cependant, les raisons n’en résident pas dans la qualité musicale, mais dans le sujet qui, en cette année 1750, ne pouvait guère convenir au public anglais férocement anti-catholique. Le livret présente les Romains comme de barbares anti-chrétiens – alors que le monde romain était alors une sorte de modèle pour l’intelligentsia anglaise – tandis que les martyres chrétiens, Theodora et Didyme (qui n’appartiennent pas au Livre des martyrs en usage dans la religion anglicane) sont ici glorifiés alors que le public les associait au catholicisme romain honni… Par ailleurs, une partie de l’action se déroule dans un bordel, de quoi horrifier les esprits bien-pensants qui ne viennent pas écouter un oratorio pour voir chanter des dames de petite vertu ! Bref, de quoi faire un superbe four, quelque belle que soit la musique.

    Car la partition est du plus grand Händel, celui des toutes dernières années ; peu d’auto-emprunt, le compositeur a ici fait preuve d’une débordante imagination. Le duo final entre les deux héros, d’une profonde émotion, vaut, à lui seul, son pesant d’or. A redécouvrir ! Haendel lui-même plaçait Theodora en tête de ses œuvres favorites, avant Le Messie : à méditer…

    Joachim Carlos Martini a déjà enregistré plusieurs oratorios de Händel (Solomon, Hercules, Tobie...) et sa version de Theodora se hisse parmi les sommets.

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