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Haydn: The Seasons / Marlis Petersen, Werner Gura, Dietrich Henschel. René Jacobs

Notes & Reviews:

Available again at a special price, René Jacobs's acclaimed recording of Haydn's oratorio The Seasons enables the listener to hear the work as it might have sounded at its premiere in April 1801. The dramatic changes in style brought about by The Enlightenment are perfectly captured in Haydn's oratorio, with its decidedly Romantic word-painting. In this music, even though lambs frolic, fish teem and thunder booms, it is the question of Man's place within Nature that is the central issue.


The Seasons, H 21 no 3 by Franz Joseph Haydn

Performer: Dietrich Henschel (Baritone), Marlis Petersen (Soprano), Werner Güra (Tenor)
Conductor: René Jacobs
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus, Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1799-1801; Vienna, Austria
Language: German


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