Haydn 2032 Vol.9: Die Schopfung (The Creation) | Alpha ALPHA567

Haydn 2032 Vol.9: Die Schopfung (The Creation)

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Label: Alpha

Cat No: ALPHA567

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 9th October 2020

Contents

Artists

Anna Lucia Richter (soprano)
Maximilian Schmitt (tenor)
Florian Boesch (baritone)
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Il Giardino Armonico

Works

Haydn, Franz Joseph

The Creation (Die Schopfung), Hob.XXI:2

Artists

Anna Lucia Richter (soprano)
Maximilian Schmitt (tenor)
Florian Boesch (baritone)
Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Il Giardino Armonico

About

Giovanni Antonini has been recording the complete symphonies of Joseph Haydn with the Alpha label for more than five years. Now the series is enriched by another monument by the Austrian composer: Die Schöpfung (The Creation), recorded in 2019 with the Bavarian Radio Chorus and his own orchestra, Il Giardino Armonico. This great oratorio was inspired by those of Handel, which Haydn heard performed by very large forces during his visits to England. The Creation, composed between September 1796 and April 1798, demanded such a colossal effort of him that he even fell ill just after its first performance; but the work enjoyed immense success. The marriage between the Bavarian chorus, so familiar with this masterpiece, and the period-instrument musicians of Il Giardino Armonico works perfectly, with a vocal trio composed of leading soloists: Anna Lucia Richter, Maximilian Schmitt and Florian Boesch.

Reviews

Tempi and rhythms are zesty – the jumping tiger has never sounded more agile – and the Bavarian choir and German-speaking soloists give full value to Van Swieten’s translation of the English text. Anna Lucia Richter, Maximilian Schmitt and Florian Boesch have lightish timbres, but tell the story vividly as the Archangels and Adam and Eve. Antonini makes the introductory Representation of Chaos sound avant-garde, as it was at the time.  Hugh Canning (Album of the Week)
The Sunday Times 25 October 2020

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