Haydn’s two great vocal masterpieces Th e Creation (1796–8) and The Seasons (1799–1801) have secured his place in the history of the oratorio. Here they are presented together with one of music history’s better-kept secrets: Haydn’s fi rst oratorio Il ritorno di Tobia.
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