Friday, 08.05.2009 at 19:00
Estonia Concert Hall
Joseph Haydn – oratorio The Seasons
Oriana Kurteshi (soprano) Juhan Tralla
Lauri Vasar (basso)
Oriana Kurteshi (soprano)
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Olari Elts
The concert is produced by Eesti Kontsert
On 31 May 2009 we celebrate the 200th anniversary of Haydn’s death.
The Seasons, often called an idyllic oratorio is one of Haydn’s last great works, written towards the end of his creative life. There are three main characters – the old peasant Simon, his daughter Hanne and the young peasant Lukas who are all telling stories about country life in different seasons, inviting us to enjoy the beauty of nature and calling up to be greatful to the Creator. The oratorio abounds in beautiful descriptions of nature and sappy peasant scenes.