The London Symphony Chorus celebrate its 50th anniversary with Haydn’s ‘nature’ oratorio The Seasons with a wonderful cast of international singers and Sir Simon Rattle.
The Seasons is divided in to four sections: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter charting a musical year with rousing choruses, wine tasting with dancing peasants, a loud thunderstorm, even the croaking of frogs.
In his old age Haydn achieved fame and fortune in London following visits here in the 1790s, he was encouraged to write The Seasons by the great success of his previous oratorio The Creation, which was performed all over Europe.
Haydn The Seasons (sung in German)
Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Monika Eder soprano
John Mark Ainsley tenor
Florian Boesch baritone
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey chorus director
London Symphony Orchestra
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