The Life. The Light. The Way. / Vitzthum, Tolle, L'Orfeo Barockorchester

Release Date: 1/17/2020
Label: Christophorus
Catalog Number: 77441
Performer: Franz Vitzthum
Orchestra/Ensemble: L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
In 1735 Handel gave up opera due to dwindling public demand and turned his attention to the great sacred compositions. However, he took with him essential elements of the opera and transferred them to the oratorio, which he also called Sacred Dramas. The countertenor Franz Vitzthum has selected a number of wonderful Sacred Arias from various of these Sacred Dramas, in which his light, bell-pure alto voice comes into its own. He has compiled these arias into an exciting programme, which is finely set in scene by the Orfeo Baroque Orchestra conducted by Julian Tölle.
Works on This Recording
1. Concerto grosso in C major, HWV 318 "Alexander's Feast": 1st movement, Allegro by George Frideric Handel
Orchestra/Ensemble: L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1736 ;
2. Theodora, HWV 68: As with rosy steps the Morn advancing by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Franz Vitzthum (Counter-tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1749-1750 ; London, England
3. Concerti grossi (6) No. 4a in F major, Op. 3, HWV 315: No.1 Andante-Allegro by George Frideric Handel
Orchestra/Ensemble: L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque
4. Theodora, HWV 68: The raptur'd soul by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Franz Vitzthum (Counter-tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1749-1750 ; London, England
5. Solomon, HWV 67: What tho' I trace each herb and flower by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Franz Vitzthum (Counter-tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1749 ; London, England
6. Susanna, HWV 66: Overture by George Frideric Handel
Orchestra/Ensemble: L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1749 ; London, England
7. Susanna, HWV 66: When first I saw my lovely maid by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Franz Vitzthum (Counter-tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque
8. Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, HWV 74: Eternal source of light by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Franz Vitzthum (Counter-tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1713 ; London, England
9. Joshua, HWV 64: Heroes when with glory burning by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Franz Vitzthum (Counter-tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1748 ; London, England
10. Alexander Balus, HWV 65: Overture by George Frideric Handel
Orchestra/Ensemble: L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque
11. Alexander Balus, HWV 65: Mighty love now calls to arm by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Franz Vitzthum (Counter-tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque
12. Saul, HWV 53: O Lord, whose mercies numberless by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Franz Vitzthum (Counter-tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1738-1739 ; London, England
13. Susanna, HWV 66: On the rapid whirlwind's wing by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Franz Vitzthum (Counter-tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque
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