The Chase — Haydn, Handel & Rameau

Music of the Baroque

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

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)