Haydn The Seasons 1801 16 May 2017

Released in March 2017, our latest recording continues the acclaimed series of collaborations between Gabrieli and the National Forum of Music. It entered the Specialist Music Charts at No. 3, and has received unanimous 5* reviews.


“... An uplifting recording all round ... ”***** The Financial Times

“... Glorious ...”***** The Observer

“... for sheer sonic splendour it's in a class of its own ...”The Gramophone, Editor's Choice

“Substantial choral and orchestral forces captured in sound that is both expansive and immediate.”BBC Music Magazine, Recording of the Month

“... Paul McCreesh's own English version is a major improvement on Swieten’s two-way translation, feeling pliable and idiomatic without any redundant modernisms. Radiant soloists Carolyn Sampson, Jeremy Ovenden and Andrew Foster-Williams. And how about those splendid sounds from the massed forces of the Gabrieli Consort & Players and their Polish friends the National Forum of Music Choir and Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra. I love it – it’s an utterly joyful sound and an immersive recording as well, a fine attempt to recapture the splendour of the first performance in Vienna in 1801. ”BBC Radio Three, Record Review Recording of the Week

“... that all-guns-blazing hunt-scene has to be an early contender for Track of the Year ...”Presto Classical Disc of the Week

“At the very start of the overture to 'Spring' the listener's attention is grabbed by the series of great drum-strokes, and thus having hooked you McCreesh's gifted players never let you go ... a vivid, stylish and colourful performance ...”MusicWeb International, Recording of the Month