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Haydn: The Seasons / Harnoncourt, Vienna Philharmonic

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Release Date: 06/24/2014 
Label:  Euroarts   Catalog #: 72678  
Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Dorothea RöschmannMichael SchadeFlorian Boesch
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic OrchestraVienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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This is a splendid, inspiriting performance of a life-giving work. It's superbly executed by a 60-strong VPO, given a quasi-period makeover by Harnoncourt and the elite of the Vienna State Opera.

– Gramophone

DETAILS:

Format: Multiple Formats, Classical, Color, NTSC
Language: German
Subtitles: English, German, French
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Also available on Blu-ray

This is a splendid, inspiriting performance of a life-giving work. It's superbly executed by a 60-strong VPO, given a quasi-period makeover by Harnoncourt and the elite of the Vienna State Opera.

– Gramophone

DETAILS:

Format: Multiple Formats, Classical, Color, NTSC
Language: German
Subtitles: English, German, French
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Read less

Works on This Recording

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The Seasons, H 21 no 3 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Dorothea Röschmann (Soprano), Michael Schade (Tenor), Florian Boesch (Baritone)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung
Period: Classical 
Written: 1799-1801; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/2003 
Length: 106 Minutes 12 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 beautiful rendition January 13, 2018 By John Brauer (Fish Creek, WI) See All My Reviews "Altho I agree with the other reviewer that I would prefer English to the German sung here, this is a beautiful video that is very enjoyable. The soloists, orchestra, and chorus all perform earnestly and admirably. Especially fun is the third movement, where the horns are spectacular in the hunting scene. In the accompanying rehearsal video, Harnoncourt tells the horns to play ten times louder than they originally play!" Report Abuse
 Harnoncourt musters a pleasant demeanor November 11, 2014 By Morris Reagan (Madison, MS) See All My Reviews "Even the dour Harnoncourt could not suppress a rare smile as he lead Haydn's final oratorio, a warm, homey allegory of man's voyage through life. The oratorio is sung in the German of the original libretto but good English subtitles are provided. The words are essential to an appreciation of the music because the work is rich with Haydn's wonderful tone painting. But Haydn said that he wanted his oratorios to be performed in the vernacular language. My favorite recording of this work by far is the one led by Colin Davis, IN ENGLISH, with first-rate soloists: Heather Harper,Ryland Davies and Sir John Shirley-Quirk. The Orchestra and Chorus are those of the BBC Symphony. This recording was issued on stereophonic vinyl but is also available on CD." Report Abuse
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