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Haydn: The Seasons / Karl Böhm, Janowitz, Schreier, Talvela


Release Date: 12/18/2006 
Label:  Dg Galleria Catalog #: 423922   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Peter SchreierMartti TalvelaGundula Janowitz
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony OrchestraVienna Singverein
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This has become perhaps the classic recording of Haydn’s late oratorio The Seasons (1801). Böhm was not known as an interpreter of Haydn, but the few discs he made were first-rate (Symphony No. 88, etc), and The Seasons is remarkable by any standards: top-class soloists, a recording that has held up remarkably and a vigorous, splendid reading.

-- HC Robbins Landon, BBC Music Magazine
This has become perhaps the classic recording of Haydn’s late oratorio The Seasons (1801). Böhm was not known as an interpreter of Haydn, but the few discs he made were first-rate (Symphony No. 88, etc), and The Seasons is remarkable by any standards: top-class soloists, a recording that has held up remarkably and a vigorous, splendid reading.

-- HC Robbins Landon, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

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The Seasons, H 21 no 3 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Peter Schreier (Tenor), Martti Talvela (Baritone), Gundula Janowitz (Soprano)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Vienna Singverein
Period: Classical 
Written: 1799-1801; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/1967 
Venue:  Grosser Saal, Musikverein, Vienna 
Length: 132 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: German 

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