PHOTO: © KölnMusik/Jörn Neumann

Haydn: Die Jahreszeiten

In the organizer's words:
Oratorio Choir CologneAnna Herbst | Wolfgang Klose | Thilo Dahlmann | Oratorio Choir Cologne | Philharmonie Südwestfalen | Joachim Geibel: Haydn

While Antonio Vivaldi had illustrated the Seasons in 1725 in a purely instrumental manner, Joseph Haydn in 1801 now also lets the people have their say. In his oratorio, three protagonists, supported by the choir and orchestra, tell of life in the countryside.

In the introduction, Haydn already foreshadows spring. Then, with the graceful chorus "Komm', holder Lenz," he brings man into the picture. The beautiful, but also laborious life in rural surroundings, characterized by the interplay of nature and its forces, unfolds in a refreshing manner in the secular oratorio "The Seasons". The young farmer Lukas, the tenant farmer Simon as well as his daughter Hanne are archetypes of the simple country folk between sowing, harvest, hunting and wine festival.

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Price information:

€ 47,- | 41,- | 36,- | 29,- | 21,- | 14,- | choir loft Z: 36,-


Kölner Philharmonie Bischofsgartenstraße 1 50667 Köln

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