• CHE02252 Katalognummer
  • 4010072022523 EAN
  • 2CD Format
  • 2012/2022 Utgivelsesår

Artist
Kirkby, Emma | Mammel, Hans Jörg | etc. | Riedelbauch, Wolfgang | La Banda | Festivalchor Musica Franconia

Dirigent
Riedelbauch, Wolfgang

Medvirkende
Kirkby, Emma (soprano) | Mead, Tim (countertenor) | Mammel, Hans Jörg (tenor) | Simon, Markus (bass)

Komponist
Smith, John Christopher

Ensemble
La Banda | Festivalchor Musica Franconia

Sjanger
Vokal

Plateselskap
Christophorus

Verk

John Christopher Smith (1712 Ansbach - 1795 London)

The Seasons (Oratorio 1740 London)

CD1 (39:43)

1     Sinfonia
2     Larghetto
3     Chorus - The seasons, as they change
4     The Spring. Sinfonia
5     Recitative (soprano) - Forth in the pleasing Spring
6     Air (soprano) - Wide glow the fields
7     Summer. Pastorale
8     Recitative (tenor) - Then comes the glory
9     Air (tenor) Chorus - And oft Thy voice
10   Autumn. Sinfonia
11   Recitative (alto) - A yellow floating pomp
12   Air (alto) - Thrown from Thy lap
13   Air (basso) - In Winter dreadful Thou
14   Air (basso) - On the whirlwind`s wing
15   Chorus - Mysterious round

CD2 (53:41)

1     Chorus - Nature, attend
2     Air (soprano) - To Him, yo gales
3     Chorus - Oh talk of Him in solitary glooms
4     Accompagnato (tenor) - And ye, whose bolder note
5     Air (soprano) - His praise, ye brooks, attune
6     Trio &
7     Chorus - Ye headlong torrenst
8     Recitative (basso) - Roll up your incense
9     Air (basso) - Ye Forests bend
10   Recitative &
11   Air (alto) - Ye that keep watch in hreaven
12   Accompagnato (soprano) - Great source of day
13   Duetto (soprano/alto)  The thunder rolls
14   Recitative (tenor/basso) - Blear out afresh
15   Air (tenor) - For the Great Shepherd reigns
16   Accompagnata (soprano) - Ye woodlands all, awake
17   Air (soprano) - Sweetest of birds
18   Recitative (tenor) - Ye chief
19   Chorus - Crown the great hymn

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Produktbeskrivelse

More than 60 years before Joseph Haydn, the German-born John Christopher Smith wrote an oratorio on the seasons, also based on the verse epic "The Seasons" by the Scottish poet James Thomson. Smith was born Johann Christoph Schmidt in Ansbach in 1712 and emigrated to London with his parents, for his father worked as a steward and copyist for George Frideric Handel. Young Smith received his first music lessons from the master himself, and later Smith junior became Handel's closest collaborator. He helped him with his composition work, and when his mentor went blind, he directed the performances of his oratorios. But Smith was also a respected composer in his own right, "held in high esteem by many of the first minds in the kingdom," according to the English music scholar Charles Burney.
His oratorio on the seasons is an imaginative sound painting that stylistically transcends the Baroque and already hints at the Sensitive Style. In particular, the richly coloured depictions of nature - from the chirping of birds to the swaying of the forest to icy winter storms - are impressively accomplished by Smith and show that he was far more than Handel's assistant.

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John Christopher Smith: The Seasons (Oratorio 1740) <span>-</span> Kirkby, Emma / Mammel, Hans Jörg / etc. / Riedelbauch, Wolfgang / La Banda / Festivalchor Musica Franconia John Christopher Smith: The Seasons (Oratorio 1740) Kirkby, Emma / Mammel, Hans Jörg / etc. / Riedelbauch, Wolfgang / La Banda / Festivalchor Musica Franconia

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