Czech Baroque ensemble to perform Handel’s oratorio “The Triumph of Time and Truth” – Brno Daily

One of Europe’s most prestigious ensembles, the Czech Baroque Ensemble, will present Handel’s oratorio, “The Triumph of Time and Truth”. The concert will take place on February 10, 2022 and is described by the ensemble as the culmination of the 10th concert season of Brno’s “Bach to Mozart” program. Photo credit: Tino Kratochvil.

Brno, February 7 (BD) – The concert will feature George Friedrich Handel’s oratorio for solo voices, choir and orchestra, “The Triumph of Time and Truth”. Nearly 50 artists will perform on the Besední dům stage.

The evening will commemorate a work from March 1757 and the 337th birthday of the master of Baroque music in February. “The Triumph of Time and Truth – an inscription from the ancient signpost of history, is also a brilliant title in the last work of the dying king of Baroque music, GF Handel. Time and truth against superficial beauty, illusion and pleasure,” said Roman Válek, conductor of the Czech Baroque Ensemble.

Handel performed the work in three different versions during his 50-year musical career. “Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno” is Handel’s first oratorio, to an Italian libretto from the spring of 1707. 30 years later, while the composer was living in England and responsible for both the English-language oratorios and the Italian opera, he revised and expanded ‘Il trionfo…’ into a three-part work in March 1737 under the new title ‘Il trionfo del tempo e della verità’. The third revision dates from March 1757.

It is this third version, in English with Czech subtitles, which will be played on February 10 at 7 p.m. at the Besední dům. In addition to the 29 players and 16 singers, there will also be a stylized mirror on stage. Before the concert, at 6:00 p.m., there will be a presentation of the book “Triumph of time and the truth about GF Handel”, in the director’s lounge of the Besední dům.

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