The Chase—Haydn, Handel & Rameau

Nicholas Kraemer, conductor

TELEMANN

Overture in D Major

BACH

Cantata No. 208 (Hunt Cantata)

RAMEAU

Hunting Scene from Hippolyte et Aricie

HANDEL

"Va tacito" from Giulio Cesare

HAYDN

Symphony No. 73 (La Chasse)

In the 18th century, hunting was more than a leisure activity—it was a potent symbol of power, virility, and even good government. Nicholas Kraemer leads a wonderfully evocative program that brings the natural world of “the hunt” to life, from the hunting scene in Rameau’s opera Hippolyte et Aricie to Haydn’s Chase Symphony to Bach’s delightful Hunt Cantata.

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