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Virtue and love might be described as two stars that mark the horizon of the Baroque universe, are mutually complementary and strive to join each other, often also in competition and conflict. The arias selected for this CD, as well as the instrumental pieces, share a very evident underlying theme: virtue and love are more than dominant in them. Virtue is the link between love and the divine. The latter intervenes in the vicissitudes of human beings, helping them to get over grief, oppression, weakness, loss of love and illusion, and bringing them closer to good and truth. From the magnificent aria of the Polyphemus by Nicola Porpora, passing through Vivaldi and Handel to Niccolò Jommelli, the soprano Inés Lorans accompanied by the chamber orchestra "Benedetto Marcello" conducted by Maurizio Colasanti, faces this various florilege of baroque arias in a live recording, completed by two Symphonies by Carlo Tessarini and Francesco Araja.