Haydn The Seasons - Release Announcement
16 February 2017
We are delighted to announce the release of Winged Lion’s latest recording, Haydn The Seasons 1801, on 24 March 2017. Featuring the combined British and Polish forces of the Gabrieli Consort & Players, Wrocław Baroque Orchestra and National Forum of Music Choir conducted by Paul McCreesh, this recording continues the acclaimed series of collaborations between Gabrieli and the National Forum of Music which also includes Berlioz Grande Messe des Morts, Mendelssohn Elijah and Britten War Requiem.
The first recording of The Seasons to recreate the spectacular large-scale forces Haydn used in Vienna in the early 19th century, this release features electrifying performances from a huge string ensemble, triple winds and 10 horns (for the famous hunting chorus). The composer’s great swansong is sung in English in a lively and much-acclaimed new translation by Paul McCreesh. Carolyn Sampson, Jeremy Ovenden and Andrew Foster-Williams are the fine soloists.
Booklet texts are printed in both English and Polish translation.
For all press enquiries please contact:
Sara Kalic – Signum Records (020 8997 4000 / firstname.lastname@example.org)
Camilla King – Gabrieli (01367 250 208 / email@example.com)