The Seasons, H 21 no 3by Franz Joseph Haydn Performer:
Dorothea Röschmann (Soprano),
Michael Schade (Tenor),
Florian Boesch (Baritone)
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.
Average Customer Review: ( 1 Customer Review )
Harnoncourt musters a pleasant demeanorNovember 11, 2014By 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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