Haydn: Die Jahreszeiten

Christina Landshamer / Ian Bostridge / Florian Boesch / Nicolas Altstaedt / Orchestra of the 18th Century

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Great descriptions of nature

First we hear the peasants dancing at the wine festival, then a thunderstorm breaks: in his oratorio »The Seasons«, Joseph Haydn used all the resources of tone painting at his disposal. After »The Creation« had been such a resounding success, »The Seasons« was his next big work for the concert stage, and its vivid depictions of nature make it one of the Viennese composer’s most popular pieces to this day.


Orchester des 18. Jahrhunderts

Cappella Amsterdam

Christina Landshamer Hanne

Ian Bostridge Lukas

Florian Boesch Simon

conductor Nicolas Altstaedt


Joseph Haydn
Die Jahreszeiten / Oratorium für Soli, Chor und Orchester Hob. XXI:3

Pre-Concert Talk (in German)
19:00 / Elbphilharmonie, Großer Saal

Estimated end time



Elbphilharmonie Abo 1


Hamburg International Music Festival


Portrait Florian Boesch

Promoter: HamburgMusik

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During your visit

Elbphilharmonie Plaza

A public viewing platform on the 8th floor of the Elbphilharmonie

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Food and Drink

Before the concert and in the interval

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