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Fairy tales Weekend
from 2 to December 17, 2017
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Haydn Les Saisons

Orchestre de chambre de Paris - Accentus - Douglas Boyd
Participatory Concert
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Duration: about 2h54 with 1 intermission


Joseph Haydn
Les Saisons
Printemps - Ete
Automne - Hiver


Orchestre de Chambre de Paris
Douglas Boyd, conducting
Mari Eriksmoen, soprano
Toby Spence, tenor
Daniel Schmutzhard, baritone
Frank Markowitsch, choirmaster
Haydn’s oratorio, composed in 1801 on a scenario by Baron Gottfried van Swieten, moves through the seasons from spring to winter, alternating between episodes in a popular or pastoral style and grand, majestic choral scenes: dawn, a storm, the hunt, the harvest. But there are also melancholic moments of prayer or dejection, as well as monumental fugues like the one that closes “Winter,” and passages that seem to predict the audacity of Romanticism, like the sound painting of the thick fog…

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Porte de Pantin station
M5 Paris Underground (Métro) Line 5 3B Tram 3B
221 avenue Jean-Jaurès, 75019 Paris