The Seasons

The Seasons

The Seasons, Die Jahreszeiten, reflect the life of Simon, a peasant and his daughter Hanna, who contemplate the regular order of their days: from the greening of the trees that indicates the awakening of the earth, through the summer storms and the later harvest, until the dense fog that announces the winter frost. Haydn abandons the sacred scriptures and builds, from the poetic work of the Scottish James Thomson, an ode to nature. With this work Haydn sets his gaze, not on the divine transcendence, but on the world that surrounds man. A convincing and necessary musical celebration of the master of the first Viennese classicism.