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Haydn: The Seasons, 1801 - Andrew Foster-Williams (bass baritone); Carolyn Sampson (soprano); Gabrieli Consort & Players; Jeremy Ovenden (tenor);...
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  1. Die Jahreszeiten (The Seasons), oratorio, H. 21/3
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Partisans of the one-voice-per-part approach don't like to talk about it, but many early performances of Haydn's oratorios, and of the Handel performances in England that inspired him, included hundreds of musicians. They could be performed by smaller groups, but clearly when Haydn wanted all cylinders firing, this is what he had in mind. Historical performances that observe this precedent for The Creation exist, but this seems to be the first such performance of Haydn's second oratorio, The Seasons. Conductor Paul McCreesh ...

Haydn: The Seasons, 1801 2017, Signum UK

UPC: 635212048023