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HAYDN: Ritorno di Tobia (Il)


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HAYDN: Ritorno di Tobia (Il)

Although Haydn’s place in the history of the oratorio has been secured by his great vocal masterpieces The Creation (Naxos 8.557380-81) and The Seasons (8.557600-01), his first oratorio, Il ritorno di Tobia (The Return of Tobias), is among the better-kept secrets of music history. The Italian libretto deals with the return of Tobias and the curing of his blind father, an exceptionally popular story in eighteenth century Vienna. With its vivid portrayal of the protagonists’ emotional turmoil, achieved largely through wide-ranging arias of great virtuosity, Il ritorno di Tobia is a work of considerable beauty and dramatic impact. This recording includes the two magnificent choruses Ah gran Dio! and Svanisce in un momento written for a performance of Tobia in 1784.

Disc 1

Haydn, Franz Joseph
Boccherini, Giovanni Gastone, lyricist(s)

  Il ritorno di Tobia (The Return of Tobias), Hob.XXI:1
1.   Part I: Sinfonia 00:06:58
2.   Part I: Pieta d'un'infelice (Anna, Tobit, Ebrei) 00:05:31
3.   Part I: Recitative: Ne comparisce, o Dio! (Anna, Tobit) 00:05:40
4.   Part I: Aria: Sudo il guerriero (Anna) 00:07:11
5.   Part I: Recitative: Deh modera il dolor (Tobit) 00:00:52
6.   Part I: Aria: Ah tu m'ascolta (Tobit) 00:04:45
7.   Part I: Recitative: Non e quello Azaria (Anna, Raffaelle) 00:04:07
8.   Part I: Aria: Anna, m'ascolta! (Raffaelle) 00:07:49
9.   Part I: Recitative: Che disse (Anna) 00:01:19
10.   Part I: Aria: Ah gran Dio (Anna) 00:07:47
11.   Part I: Ah gran Dio! (Ebrei) 00:03:30

Disc 2

Haydn, Franz Joseph
Boccherini, Giovanni Gastone, lyricist(s)

  Il ritorno di Tobia (The Return of Tobias), Hob.XXI:1
1.   Part I: Recitative: Sara, mia dolce sposa (Tobia, Sara) 00:00:59
2.   Part I: Aria: Quando mi dona un cenno (Tobia) 00:12:05
3.   Part I: Recitative: Somme grazie ti rendo (Sara) 00:00:24
4.   Part I: Aria: Del caro sposo (Sara) 00:09:42
5.   Part I: Recitative: Rivelarti a Dio piacque (Raffaelle, Tobit, Sara, Anna, Tobia) 00:05:01
6.   Part I: Odi le nostre voci (Ebrei, Tobia, Anna, Tobit, Sara, Raffaelle) 00:06:46
7.   Part II: Recitative: Oh della santa fe stupendi effetti! (Anna, Sara, Raffaelle) 00:03:19
8.   Part II: Aria: Come se a voi parlasse (Raffaelle) 00:07:33
9.   Part II: Recitative: Ad Azaria nel volto (Anna, Sara) 00:01:19
10.   Part II: Aria: Non parmi esser fra gl'uomini (Sara) 00:11:08

Disc 3

Haydn, Franz Joseph
Boccherini, Giovanni Gastone, lyricist(s)

  Il ritorno di Tobia (The Return of Tobias), Hob.XXI:1
1.   Part II: Recitative: Che soave parlar! (Anna, Tobia) 00:01:07
2.   Part II: Aria: Quel felice nocchier (Tobia) 00:06:52
3.   Part II: Recitative: Giusta brama l'affretta (Anna) 00:03:14
4.   Part II: Aria: Come in sogno un stuol m'apparve (Anna) 00:03:57
5.   Part II: Svanisce in un momento (Ebrei) 00:05:03
6.   Part II: Recitative: Ah dove corri, oh padre (Tobia, Tobit, Raffaelle) 00:04:01
7.   Part II: Aria: Invan lo chiedi, amico (Tobit) 00:06:35
8.   Part II: Recitative: Che fulmine improvviso! (Tobia, Anna) 00:01:59
9.   Part II: Duet: Dunque, oh Dio, quando sperai (Tobia, Anna) 00:07:22
10.   Part II: Recitative: Qui di morir si parla (Sara, Anna, Tobia, Tobit, Raffaelle) 00:08:33
11.   Part II: Quartet: Io non oso alzar (Sara, Anna, Tobia, Tobit, Ebrei) - Otterem gloria maggiore e maggior felicita (Ebrei) 00:06:36

Total Playing Time: 02:49:04

Haydn, Franz Joseph

Boccherini, Giovanni Gastone

Spering, Andreas

Capella Augustina

Cologne Vocal Ensemble

Borchev, Nikolay; Dahlin, Anders J.; Hallenberg, Ann; Invernizzi, Roberta; Karthauser, Sophie

Label: Naxos

Genre: Choral - Sacred

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: 8.570300-02

Barcode: 0747313030071

Boxset: 8.507008

Physical Release: 11/2007

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