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Samson (Handel)

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Larry ZazzoORCiD


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Samson is not merely an effective narrative, but also a drama of great psychological depth. Over its three acts, we witness the slow but inexorable mental resurrection of a man chosen by God who, overcome by remorse, gradually rebuilds his character.Awareness of his error sustains him and helps him to conceive a decisive reversal of his situation. Though held in chains and for ever deprived of his sight, Samson nevertheless gradually becomes convinced that his strength is intact.In order to set Israel free, he will succeed in regaining God's mercy and destroying his captors people at a single blow. This recording was made live during the Namur Music Festival in July 2018.

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Author(s): Handel GF, Garcia-Alarcon L, Newlin M, Ek K, Zazzo L, De Donato L, Roset J

Publication type: Digital or Visual Media

Publication status: Published

Year: 2020

Extent of Work: 2 hours 28 minutes

Publisher: Ricercar

Place Published: Brussels

Format: Compact disc

Performers(s): Garcia-Alarcon, L; Newlin, M; Ek, K; De Donato, L; Roset, J; Zazzo, L

Notes: RIC411. Recorded live, 4 July 2018 4 at Festival Musical de Namur.