When Nature took on new meaning. The transition from Winckelmann to Rousseau marked one of the biggest upheavals of
thought in the Enlightenment - and it is perfectly illustrated in these four Seasons with their decidedly Romantic
'descriptivism'! In this music, even though lambs frisk, fish teem and thunder booms, it is the question of Man within Nature
that is the central issue. By going back to the very first version of The Seasons (with the orchestral introductions played in
their entirety), René Jacobs enables us to relive that day in April 1801 that saw the triumph of old 'Papa' Haydn.Also available
in sacd format.