Haydn: The Seasons

St. Pölten Festspielhaus Großer Saal Festspielhaus | Großer Saal

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  1. St. Pölten Festspielhaus Großer Saal Festspielhaus | Großer Saal

Instrumentation

  • Golda Schultz, soprano
  • Werner Güra, tenor
  • Tareq Nazmi, bass
  • Konzertchor Interpunkt, choir
  • Ivor Bolton, conductor

Programmes

«Everyone sing! Let’s be joyful! Hurrah, Hurrah, Hurrah! Long live wine!», carouses the choir in Joseph Haydn’s oratorio «The Seasons», a work of both majesty and folksiness. The work celebrates the juice of the grape – for which Haydn has the orchestra imitate the hurdy gurdy, fiddle and bagpipes – but it also depicts all manner of other seasonal pleasures in varied musical techniques, sounds that can be immediately understood in line with Rousseau’s call for a return to nature. Together with Ivor Bolton at the podium and selected soloists, this promises to be an unforgettable musical experience.

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Joseph Haydn

«The Seasons» Oratorio for Soloists, Choir and Orchestra Hob. XXI:3

Movements

  • Der Frühling

  • Der Sommer

  • Der Herbst

  • Der Winter

Duration

125 Min.