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Festival Singers’ Papa Haydn – a Man for All Seasons

By , 20/11/2011
Of all the works produced by that exemplar of creative industry and longevity Josef Haydn (1732-1809), his oratorio "The Seasons" is surely one of the happiest on all counts. In the work the composer gives full expression to his delight in nature, his obvious relish for country pastimes (blood-sports and all), and his serene religious faith. What strikes the listener at a first hearing is the work's ceaseless flow of... read more

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