SCO: Haydn The Season with SCO Chorus

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra presents Haydn The Season with SCO Chorus at the Usher Hall on 11th October.

SCO: Haydn The Season with SCO Chorus

About SCO: Haydn The Season with SCO Chorus

HAYDN The Seasons (Die Jahreszeiten) (134’)
Sung in German

BERNARD LABADIE Conductor
LUCY CROWE Soprano
ANDREW STAPLES Tenor
NEAL DAVIES Bass Baritone

SCO CHORUS
GREGORY BATSLEER Chorus Director

Haydn's own story of quiet revolution is overshadowed by the now fabled accounts of his contemporaries Mozart and Beethoven – their tortured artistic struggles, their lives touched by drama and tragedy. Haydn was a natural, hard-working person, who strived to meet the many deadlines for commissions ordered by his patrons.

The Seasons depicts many aspects of rural life through the four seasons of the year. It touches on friendship and love, success and hardship, and reaping the rewards of harvest after manual labour. There are also celebrations of wine and a hunting chorus. The more solemn ‘Ode to Toil’ caused Haydn to remark that, though he had been industrious all his life, he had never before been called upon to write music in praise of industry.

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MEET THE ARTIST INSIGHTS, 6.30pm: Chorus Director Gregory Batsleer in conversation with Tenor Andrew Staples

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