Haydn: The Seasons / Muller-Kray, Wunderlich, Engen, Giebel
Haydn wrote his oratorio "The Seasons" between the years 1799 and 1800. The work is based on the poem "The Seasons" by James Thomson in the German translation of the Baron van Swieten. The contemporary descriptions of nature and genre scenes are a work of perfection, insuring the composition's enduring popularity.
This early festival recording is a true time-capsule, recorded on May 24th, 1959 featuring in addition to Wunderlich, the vocal artistry of Agnes Giebel, and Kieth Engen, who together bring Haydn's secular oratorio to vivid life.
Catalog Number: 93714
Label: SWR Music
Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor: Hans Müller-Kray
Orchestra/Ensemble: Stuttgart Radio Chorus, Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
Performer: Agnes Giebel, Fritz Wunderlich, Kieth Engen