The Seasons (2CD)

The Seasons (2CD)


Emma Kirkby / Tim Mead / Hans Jörg Mammel / Markus Simon Musica Franconia Festival Choir / La Banda / Wolfgang.. více


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Emma Kirkby / Tim Mead / Hans Jörg Mammel / Markus Simon
Musica Franconia Festival Choir / La Banda / Wolfgang Riedelbauch

Already 60 years before Joseph Haydn, the German composer John Christopher Smith wrote an oratorio about the seasons that was also based on the epic poem "The Seasons" by the Scottish poet James Thomson. Smith was born in 1712 in Ansbach as Johann Christoph Schmidt and emigrated with his parents to London, for his father worked as a manager and copyist for George Frederic Handel. Young Smith received his first instruction from the master personally and later became Handel's closest working associate. He helped Handel with his composing and, when his mentor became blind, he directed performances of his oratorios. But Smith himself was also a recognised composer who was "highly appreciated by many of the 'first heads' in the Kingdom", as the English music scholar Charles Burney reported.
His oratorio about the seasons is an imaginative tone painting in a style which extends beyond the baroque, already introducing elements of the Empfindsamer Stil (Sensitive Style). In particular, Smith's colourful representations of nature – ranging from birdsong and the undulations of the forest to icy winter storms – are very successfully realised. They show that he was far more than just Handel's assistant.

Disc 1
The Seasons (Oratorium) (Gesamtaufnahme)
Smith, John Christopher
» Sinfonia  2:53  play
» Larghetto  3:00  play
» Chor: The seasons, as they change  3:41  play
» Sinfonia: The Spring  3:55  play
» Rezitativ: Forth in the pleasing spring  0:13  play
» Arie: Wide glow the fields  4:02  play
» Pastorale: Summer  1:29  play
» Rezitativ: Then comes thy glory  0:23  play
» Arie: And of thy voice  5:17  play
» Sinfonia: Autumn  1:39  play
» Rezitativ: A yellow floating pomp  0:12  play
» Aria: Thrown from thy lap  4:49  play
» Aria: In winter deadful Thou  1:42  play
» Arie: On the whirlwinds´ wing  2:38  play
» Chor: Mysterous round  3:40  play
Disc 2
» Chor: Nature, attend  3:31  play
» Arie: To him, ya gales  3:19  play
» Chor: Oh talk of him in solitary glooms  2:01  play
» Accompagnato: And ye, whose bolder note  0:49  play
» Arie: His praise, ye brooks, attune  2:25  play
» Trio  2:02  play
» Chor: Ya headlong torrents  1:24  play
» Rezitativ: Roll up your incense  0:25  play
» Arie: Ye forests bend  3:57  play
» Rezitativ  0:19  play
» Arie: Ye that keep watch in heaven  7:55  play
» Accompagnato: Great sourcew of day  0:27  play
» Duett: The thunder rolls  5:05  play
» Rezitativ: Bleat out afresh  0:41  play
» Arie: For the great shepherd reigns  5:02  play
» Accompagnato: Ye woodlands all, awake  0:57  play
» Arie: Sweetest of birds  8:49  play
» Rezitativ: Ye chief  0:18  play
» Chor: Crown the great hymn  4:03  play
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