• CHR77382 Katalognummer
  • 4010072773821 EAN
  • 2CD Format
  • 2014 Utgivelsesår

Utgått

Artist
Riedelbauch, Wolfgang

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

Komponist
Smith, John Christopher

Ensemble
Musica Franconia Festival Choir | La Banda

Plateselskap
Christophorus

Verk

Smith, John Christopher: The Seasons

Produktbeskrivelse

60 years before Joseph Haydn, the German composer John Christopher Smith wrote an oratorio about the seasons, 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. 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 successfully realised. They show that he was far more than just Handel's assistant.

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