Handel goes to Baden-Baden

Handel goes to Baden-Baden


norman lebrecht

April 23, 2022

Next Easter’s Baden-Baen Festival will feature Handel’s oratorio Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno alongside Richard Strauss’s Die Frau Ohne Schatten.

Probably never been uttered in the same sentence before.

Both played by the Berlin Philharmonic.


  • Wolfgang says:

    I wonder when Nézet-Séguin will complete his Baden-Baden Mozart cycle (2011-18) for DG. Or has Idomeneo been abandoned?

  • I know cuz I've heard it. says:

    Frau will be amazing, and the Handel will be atrocious. The Berlin Phil should play exactly zero repertoire written before (late) Beethoven.