by Chris O'Reilly. by Lance » Mon May 19, 2008 8:32 pm, Post The Frieburger Barockorchestra and conductor René Jacobs, who were not at their best in their recent Mozart Symphony recording, sound absolutely at home in Haydn, playing with full vigor and sublime expression in this overwhelming oratorio. I tend to prefer HIP recordings for Haydn, so my vote goes for Pinnock. I have several. But ultimately it is Paul McCreesh himself who takes the laurels for this virtually definitive performance. HAYDN The Creation Sandrine Piau, Miah Persson, sopranos; Mark Padmore, tenor; Peter Harvey, baritone; Neal Davies, bass; Chetham's Chamber Choir, Gabrieli Consort of Players; Paul McCreesh Archiv 477 7361 (2 CDs). by Lance » Sun May 18, 2008 10:17 am, Post 1732 – 1809. Nicholas Parker, prod. Take Raphael’s recitative ‘Straight opening her fertile womb’, which is a masterclass in intelligent pacing and word-painting from bass Neal Davies, vividly illustrated by the orchestra’s semaphored imitations of earth’s various creatures as they come into being. An excellent choice if you favour modern instruments and truly timeless solo singing. Listen to a special binaural recording of a live performance from the BBC Proms 2019. Post by Lance » Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:41 pm Believe-it-or-not, I'm looking to acquire a CD recording of Haydn's great oratorio, The Creation (Die Schöpfung). Gundula Janowitz, Christa Ludwig, Fritz Wunderlich, Werner Krenn, Walter Berry, Dietrich Fischer-DieskauWiener Singverein & Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von KarajanDG 4497612. Symphony No. This popular and approachable work has incarnations in both German and English, having been published in 1800 in both languages. by Chalkperson » Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:08 pm, Post Haydn was adamant, though, that The Creation should be sung in the language of its listeners, and approved translations into a number of languages. 66. References to shortcomings and mistakes in the attribution or arrangement of documents are welcome at any time. The Creation is quite possibly Haydn’s single greatest achievement. by Lance » Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:18 pm, Post You mean if I got this one, I would have a top notch recording that neither chalkie or lance own. by TopoGigio » Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:19 am, Post Joseph Haydn Part 2 - And the Spirit of God. Believe-it-or-not, I'm looking to acquire a CD recording of Haydn's great oratorio. The Creation is some of the best music written by Haydn at the height of his powers. by Wallingford » Sun May 18, 2008 4:38 pm, Post This performance of Haydn's Creation is top notch. Sarah Tynan (soprano), Jeremy Ovenden (tenor) & Matthew Brook (bass-baritone)Handel and Haydn Society/Harry ChristophersCoro COR16135. At least you should have one on period instruments as well. You probably know how much I like Tafelmusik in general and this is one of my favourite recordings period: Lance, could you actually settle for only one recording? At the same time, no other performance of The Creation is as full of such nuance and colouristic variety. by Lance » Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:18 pm, Post by TopoGigio » Sun May 18, 2008 4:36 am, Post by TopoGigio » Mon May 19, 2008 12:17 pm, Post Buy this recording from the following outlets: Sun Hae Im (soprano), Jan Kobow (tenor), Hanno Müller-Brachmann (bass)VokalEnsemble Köln, Capella Augustina/Andreas SperingNaxos 8.557380-81. Save when you subscribe today and get your magazine + CD delivered direct to your door from the UK! The Houston Symphony announced today the international release of the live recording of Haydn-The Creation on the Dutch classical music label Pentatone. Haydn ’s vivid musical portrait of the Biblical creation story up to the creation of Adam and Eve is direct yet charmingly apt. An icon used to represent a menu that can be toggled by interacting with this icon. It is Robert Shaw's and Alice Parker's revised translation of the libretto, probably the best translation available. The first of Herbert von Karajan’s two commercial recordings of The Creation is famous for its stellar soloists, particularly the superlative tenor Fritz Wunderlich. The great cry of ‘light’ in the work’s opening paragraph is predictably incandescent, and across the performance the choruses bristle with a freshness and natural energy symbolic of the process of creation itself. by TopoGigio » Sun May 18, 2008 12:30 pm, Post The orchestral playing is gracefully pointed, and the stereo sound is satisfyingly full-bodied. About 180 performers participated in the Viennese premiere of The Creation. And yet it has a glowing authenticity all its own, not least because of its wonderfully ripe-toned, expressive soloists. Consequently, and rightly, the English version has been considered inferior and is rarely used. The 1960's Karajan-Berlin Philharmonic DG set with Fischer-Dieskau, and Wunderlich is my favorite. 94 (‘Surprise’) That super-loud chord in the second movement! Your 'hot spot' for all classical music subjects. It is extremely clear and easy to understand especially the chorus. by slofstra » Tue Apr 15, 2008 4:15 pm, Post Offer,Haydn: The Creation. What are the chances of that? 2008. ‘Rollend in schäumenden Wellen’, for instance, lumbers in a proto-Wagnerian fashion, while the concluding ‘Singt dem Herren’ courts virtual stasis. Could be the Sacher Foundation lays low to avert countless peoples and art groups/composers, etc., coming to them for monetary support. by Chalkperson » Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:30 am, Post SURPRISE! Haydn’s Creation – Soprano Chorus Rehearsal Aid. Post by Gary » Sat Apr 19, 2008 6:13 am, Post He also scores by hiring separate soloists for Eve and Adam, parts often doubled by the soprano and bass who sing the archangels Gabriel and Raphael. Joseph Haydn: The Creation - As Kapellmeister to Prince Esterházy, Haydn composed numerous instrumental works and various operas, as well as making important contributions to the genre of church music, including fourteen Latin masses, of which only twelve are authentic or complete; these are complemented by motets and offertories, two important Te Deum settings, two Salve Reginas, a … Buy Now from Arkiv Music Recording Details: Reference Recording: Hogwood (L'Oiseau Lyre), Spering (Naxos), McCreesh (Archiv) JOSEPH HAYDN - The Creation. by stenka razin » Tue Apr 15, 2008 4:13 pm, Post Haydn - The Creation (Monteverdi Choir/English Baroque Soloists/ John Eliot Gardiner) John Eliot Gardiner manages to coax out the sinewy intensity of the opening from one of Haydn's most free-form and experimental works. While there are quite a few recordings, this is certainly NOT an overly recorded composition. By entering your details, you are agreeing to Classical Music terms and conditions and privacy policy. XXI:2), and considered by many to be one of his masterpieces. Involving and immersive stuff. by Lance » Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:05 am, Post by Lance » Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:05 pm, Post Taking in more Haydn & Handel is an issue I've long been dealing with. The oratorio depicts and celebrates the creation of the world as described in the Book of Genesis. Purchase on Amazon Jochum had some of the finest singers of the 1950s performing as soloists (the recording was made at a live performance on April 28, 1951 in Munich). ; Jonathan Stokes, eng. His binding together of choir, soloists and orchestra is masterly, and his sharp, incisive instincts for 18th-century idiom are refreshingly free of the tics and mannerisms that most of the rival period instrument versions exhibit. The Creation (German: Die Schöpfung) is an oratorio written between 1797 and 1798 by Joseph Haydn (Hob. This one, from 2003, fits the bill impressively. Live multi-camera recording of a concert featuring Haydn Creation. by Lance » Sat May 17, 2008 8:52 pm, Post Haydn composed this supreme choral masterpiece late in his career. (The original, anonymous libretto was in English; Gottfried van Swieten translated it into German and then retranslated it back into English.) This extraordinary recording of Haydn's The Creation may just be Christopher Hogwood's best release of anything. by slofstra » Tue Apr 15, 2008 4:19 pm, Post It was this retranslation (which was in fact full of inaccuracies and grammatical errors) that Handel used in creating alternate text settings when the two languages couldn't be musically reconciled. by dulcinea » Tue Apr 29, 2008 1:18 pm, Post For the Nelson Mass, I have two recordings - the previously mentioned recording by Willcocks, and then I also have Trevor Pinnock's recording. Take scholar/pianist Charles Rosen, for example. I was disappointed in Boston Baroque’s recording of Cherubini’s C-Minor Requiem (Fanfare 30:5), but this Creation has, from its orchestral introduction, an essential rightness—of mood, sonority, drama, and tempo.As with Dinu Lipatti’s Schumann Concerto (the first time I experienced such a feeling), this is the way it should go. In writing The Creation, Haydn referred mainly to the German version of the words, so it’s arguable that every collection needs a recording in that language. I have lots of Münchinger and have never been disappointed. Haydn The Creation. Performed on period instruments with an excellent choir and fresh-toned soloists, Spering’s interpretation is zesty and rhythmic, with plenty of intelligent detailing. The recording itself is excellent. Register now to continue reading Thank you for visiting Gramophone and making use of our archive of more than 50,000 expert reviews, features, awards and blog articles. Conversely, I should add one on non-period, but I'll want to see either the Concertgebouw or Philips involved. Believe it or not, the cheap Vanguard is the "correct" answer... As I listened to THE CREATION and THE SEASONS for the first time, back in 1970-72, I could not keep from crying as FJH kept presenting one unforgettably catchy tune after another, each new one better than the one before. Since I see this was started a while back, did you buy a CD, ↳   ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox May 2006 to Feb 26 2007, ↳   ARCHIVED: Corner Pub May 2006 to Feb 26 2007, ↳   ARCHIVED: Classical Music Chatterbox August 2005 to May 31, 2006, ↳   ARCHIVED: Corner Pub August 2005 to May 31, 2006, ↳   ARCHIVED Classical Music Chatterbox March-August 05. by Sylph » Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:42 am, Post The skull story is pretty interesting, we had a thread about it sometime ago...so Topo, you love searching our vaults so see if you can find it... At this late stage in my life, I'd get along just as well with the old 2-LP Bernstein set (doubtless, it's long since reen reissued on CD). The Foundation's holdings must be handled with great care. by Lance » Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:59 pm, Post It is becoming increasingly fashionable to claim that The Seasons contains a higher proportion of top rate Haydn than The Creation. He brings a lifetime of knowledge and a true affinity to these works, rarely surpassed on other versions. DDD. Elisabeth Grummer (soprano), Josef Traxel (tenor), Gottlob Frick (bass)Der Chor der St. Hedwigs-Kathedrale Berlin & Die Berliner Symphoniker, Karl ForsterWarner Classics 723 5442. The soloists are finely matched, and Harry Christophers directs stylishly. Haydn’s stupendous, joyous and uplifting oratorio Die Schöpfung (The Creation) is thrillingly brought to life in this recording with Andrés Orozco-Estrada conducting the Houston Symphony, with the Houston Symphony Chorus and the acclaimed operatic soloists Nicole Heaston, Toby Spence and Peter Rose. His version is graceful and elegant, and sounds completely natural -- it could easily become the standard English version. The huge majority of recordings of the Creation are sung in German, although Haydn conceived it as a work to be sung in either German or English. The best examples of Haydn's gloriously imaginative and enduringly popular oratorio, The Creation, on disc January 1, 2021 at 8:33 am The best recording of Haydn’s Creation Paul McCreesh (conductor) Sandrine Piau (soprano), Miah Persson (soprano), Mark Padmore (tenor), Peter Harvey (baritone), Neal Davies (bass); Gabrieli Consort & Players Recording of the Week, Stunning new Haydn Creation from Paul McCreesh. Haydn String Quartets, op. Video mix was done live and projected onto a large screen above the performers. Agree about Nelson Mass (Missa in Angustiis). by John F » Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:14 am, Post And in this seminal 2006 recording, Paul McCreesh employed a similar number. by slofstra » Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:49 pm, Post Here is what Robbins Landon says: "Haydn spent almost the whole of 1797 and 1798 on the composition of The Creation. Joseph HAYDN (1732-1809) The Creation (sung in German) (1798) [96:09] Amanda Forsythe (soprano) ... [69:22 + 27:21] This delicious new recording of The Creation is a real treat. No libretto is included, but at budget price that’s forgivable, and you can easily find one on the internet. by Chalkperson » Thu Apr 17, 2008 1:08 pm, Post Haydn's masses are wonderful. Alfred Brendel’s 4 CD set of Haydn’s best Piano Sonatas is a staple of the piano recording history and should be in any Haydn or piano lover’s library. Haydn’s Creation – Soprano Chorus Rehearsal Aid. I can't really specify a favourite, as it's not a work I know at all. by Sylph » Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:31 am, Post In using period instruments and the English text it is an obvious rival to McCreesh’s version, but with a more typical complement of performers (about 90). DES HERREN RUHM, ER BLEIBT IN EWIGKEIT! Let every thing that has breath praise the Lord! Telarc 80298 - Robert Shaw/Atlanta Symphony (in English), Phonographe 5029/30 - Clemens Krauss/Vienna Philharmonic (r. 1942), Philips 446.175 - Eugen Jochum/Bavarian Radio Orchestra, DGG 449.761 - Herbert von Karajan/Berlin Philharmonic. by Chalkperson » Tue Apr 15, 2008 5:33 pm, Post by Bösendorfer » Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:22 pm, Post The closing chorus – ‘Praise the Lord, uplift your voices!’ in McCreesh’s rendering – caps the performance gloriously, the choir exhilaratingly uninhibited and unanimous despite their number, the soloists communicating an infectious enthusiasm at the ‘new-created world’ around them. That actually helps to clarify Haydn’s intricately interwoven choral writing further, and little is lost in terms of communicative impact. by Lance » Thu Apr 17, 2008 1:49 pm, Post by sfbugala » Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:26 am, Post ‘Awake the harp’ bursts into life, its fugal argument invigorating, while ‘The heavens are telling’ gathers a tremendous cumulative excitement. If you find a recording that foregrounds the continuo in that closing Presto, this is a right belter. Miah Persson and Peter Harvey repay the investment with a fresh, bright account of their duet ‘Graceful consort’. Read more reviews of the latest Haydn recordings here, Find out more about Haydn and his works here. by TopoGigio » Thu Jun 05, 2008 12:25 pm, Post The Handel and Haydn Society of Boston gave the North American premiere of The Creation 200 years ago, and this live performance from 2015 shows the society to be still in prime fettle. The present regulations are subject to modification, I wanted to bring up this thread again because I have been listening to a "cheapy" two-CD set of excerpts from Haydn's. Good music is that which falls upon the ear with ease, and quits the memory with difficulty. by TopoGigio » Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:43 am, Post Alleluya! by TopoGigio » Mon May 19, 2008 9:29 pm, Post Recommended recording: Gabrieli Consort & Players/Paul McCreesh DG Archiv 477 7361 Haydn had both German and English texts of the libretto before him when he wrote The Creation. (sung in German) Sun Hae Im (soprano), Jan Kobow (tenor), Hanno Müller-Brachmann (bass) VokalEnsemble Köln, Capella Augustina, Andreas Spering. by slofstra » Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:28 pm, Post My favorite recording of the Paris Symphonies is Harnoncourt wiht the Concentus Musicus Wien on DHM: 81JQwWSILdL._SX522_.jpg This one is terrific too - but apparently out of print: 61jyCxHfHlL._SS500.jpg My favorite recording of the London symphonies is Sigiswald Kuijken with Le Petit Bande on DHM. Non-classical music subjects are to be posted in the Corner Pub. Haydn's "The Creation" - best CD recordings? Confronted with an inaccurate, unpoetic text and some awkward text setting, conductor Paul McCreesh set about to create a new English translation that fit the composer's musical syntax. You can unsubscribe at any time. Tenor Mark Padmore (as Uriel) matches Davies in verbal acuity, and soprano Sandrine Piau is a vibrant Gabriel. Haydn's "The Creation" - best CD recordings? This is partly because the surviving English libretto is a rather stilted translation from the German, and McCreesh has "fine-tuned" it for this recording. Already have an account with us? I have several on LP, one on CD (mono only). Even for a benevolent group, these things can get way out of hand. It comes from the most famous of the New World’s period ensembles, led by their irrepressible music director, Martin Pearlman. by Lance » Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:41 pm, Post Once again showing Haydn’s penchant for brevity when necessary, this 15 minuter still only comes to life in the finale. by Chalkperson » Sun May 18, 2008 3:41 pm, Post by Chalkperson » Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:33 pm, Post The Haydn 2032 project from Giovanni Antonini and Il Giardino Armonico take a break from their ongoing symphony cycle (shared with the Kammerorchester Basel) into a slightly different territory, with a recording of “Die Schöpfung” (“The Creation”). Seefried alone, in her prime and at her best as the (literally) angelic Gabriel and as Eve, would make the recording a must-hear, but it has a lot more to offer as well. The sound is vivid too, especially in high-resolution download format. Sign in to manage your newsletter preferences. Documents must be left in the order in which they were found, even if the user discovers this order to be incorrect. I don't have that one, but based on my knowledge of Münchinger's Bach's works in that marvelous 10-CD Decca CD boxed set [455.783], his Haydn "The Creation" would be extraordinary. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Creation_%28Haydn%29, http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G1-140446166.html?Q=, http://www2.deutschegrammophon.com/spec ... eesh-haydn. He wrote it towards the end of his life (between 1796 and 98), having spent the previous forty years gaining international popularity with his symphonies, quartets and keyboard sonatas. The choirs of the Gabrieli Consort and Chetham’s Chamber Choir totalled 91 singers, and the period instrument orchestra included double trumpets and timpani, plus triple woodwind. The results are magnificent, recreating the kind of visceral impact which made The Creation’s early performances a sensation. ... but with so much competition readily available it’s just not the best you can do. Re: Haydn's "The Creation" - best CD recordings? But Karajan’s approach to the score often has a juggernaut-like quality which seems pompous and grandiose compared to rival versions. Access to the Foundation may be limited or revoked at any time without expressed reason. 2821. Haydn’s The Creation Considered as one of Joseph Haydn’s most profound classical works, The Creation will have Durban audiences in good cheer at the Playhouse Company’s Grand Opera Theatre this festive season on the 20th of December at 15h00 for only one spectacular performance open to the public. This Berlin recording (of the German text of The Creation) was made nearly 60 years ago, long before the period instrument movement caught up with Haydn. The London Symphonies, Vol 1 (Nos 95, 96, 98, 102, 103, 104) Haydn composed twelve London Symphonies and several of them are among his best works. It is a deeply spiritual performance. The best examples of Haydn's gloriously imaginative and enduringly popular oratorio, The Creation, on disc, Paul McCreesh (conductor) Sandrine Piau (soprano), Miah Persson (soprano), Mark Padmore (tenor), Peter Harvey (baritone), Neal Davies (bass); Gabrieli Consort & PlayersDeutsche Grammophon 477 7361. Recorded in Cologne … Welcome to the new Classical Music Guide Online Forums! There’s some splendid singing, but overall a sense of joy is missing. Review by: David Hurwitz. If what you want is Hadyn filtered through the late nineteenth century, this is a fine performance, and the singers and orchestra are the very best. SOPRANO VOICE EMPHASISED – ALL OTHER VOICES DIMINISHED: Joseph Haydn Part 2 - And the Spirit of God. Forster is no slouch either, though some of the big choruses are on the slow side. by Espri » Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:29 am, Post 46. Live recording of Haydn - Creation. Click here to subscribe to BBC Music Magazine, reviews of the latest Haydn recordings here, Simon Rattle to leave the London Symphony Orchestra for the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, The best opera recordings released on CD and DVD in 2021 so far, The best classical albums released in 2020. One of my favorite recordings of about half of the string quartets is Mosaiques … by slofstra » Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:39 pm, Post I still like the recording on which I first heard the piece, DG's monaural version (then on American Decca) with the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Igor Markevitch - an unlikely choice, perhaps, but a good one as it turns out - with Irmgard Seefried, Richard Holm, Kim Borg, and the St. Hedwig's Cathedral Choir doing the singing. It will come as a shock to anyone who knows, and has been disappointed by, his anemic interpretations of the symphonies. by Sylph » Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:33 pm, Post www.smce.org.uk. by Espri » Tue Jun 03, 2008 3:03 pm, Post by Lance » Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:47 pm, Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 54 guests. The best recordings of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos; The Creation. Haydn: Creation/Christie. 24 FLAC Discount 2 CDs. Anyway, what few recordings I have of Paul Sacher have been memorable, especially his collaborations with Clara Haskil, Dinu Lipatti, Maurice André, and Mstislav Rostropovich. McCreesh modified the English text for this recording to address its acknowledged errors and infelicities. TT: 108:56 Performance ***** Sound ***** Between 1796 and 1798, when Haydn composed The Creation… Release of anything slouch either, though some of the haydn creation best recording world ’ s Creation soprano! Is graceful and elegant, and you can easily find one on internet... 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