Joseph Haydn: Great Choral Works

Joseph Haydn: Great Choral Works

HC21054 (Hänssler Classic, CD/DVD, 6 discs)

COMPILATION (3 December 2021)
Tracks/Chapters: 19 + 15 + 20 + 24 + 15
Booklet pages: 16
© 2021 Profil Medien GmbH / Hänssler Classic
Main country of recording: Germany
Reviewer: Gerald Fenech
Review of Joseph Haydn: Great Choral Works published on 12 July 2022

Gachinger Kantorei, Christine Schafer, Inga Nielson, Pamela Coburn, Ingeborg Danz, MichaeI Schade, Andreas Schmidt, Wolfgang Schone, Bach CoIlegium Stuttgart, Kammerchor Stuttgart, Wurttembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn, Frieder Bernius, Helmuth Rilling

Franz Joseph Haydn:

The Creation

The Seasons

The Seven Last Words of Christ

Joseph Haydn is regarded as the 'father of the symphony' and the 'father of the string quartet' for his more than one hundred symphonies and almost seventy string quartets. Haydn also produced numerous operas, masses, concertos, piano sonatas and other compositions. His oratorios The Creation and The Seasons, both composed in the last decade of Haydn's active compositional Iife, are his most widely known and admired choral compositions today, just as they were in his lifetime.