by Chris O'Reilly. Review by: David Hurwitz. Haydn’s Creation – Soprano Chorus Rehearsal Aid. Agree about Nelson Mass (Missa in Angustiis). Take scholar/pianist Charles Rosen, for example. Nicholas Parker, prod. Symphony No. 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. The orchestral playing is gracefully pointed, and the stereo sound is satisfyingly full-bodied. Offer,Haydn: The Creation. by TopoGigio » Sun May 18, 2008 4:36 am, Post 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). 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. 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. SOPRANO VOICE EMPHASISED – ALL OTHER VOICES DIMINISHED: Joseph Haydn Part 2 - And the Spirit of God. 66. Haydn's masses are wonderful. But Karajan’s approach to the score often has a juggernaut-like quality which seems pompous and grandiose compared to rival versions. Tenor Mark Padmore (as Uriel) matches Davies in verbal acuity, and soprano Sandrine Piau is a vibrant Gabriel. SURPRISE! 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. Conversely, I should add one on non-period, but I'll want to see either the Concertgebouw or Philips involved. DES HERREN RUHM, ER BLEIBT IN EWIGKEIT! 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. You can unsubscribe at any time. The sound is vivid too, especially in high-resolution download format. There’s some splendid singing, but overall a sense of joy is missing. by Lance » Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:05 pm, Post Miah Persson and Peter Harvey repay the investment with a fresh, bright account of their duet ‘Graceful consort’. Haydn's "The Creation" - best CD recordings? Already have an account with us? The 1960's Karajan-Berlin Philharmonic DG set with Fischer-Dieskau, and Wunderlich is my favorite. I have several. Haydn composed this supreme choral masterpiece late in his career. The results are magnificent, recreating the kind of visceral impact which made The Creation’s early performances a sensation. I have several on LP, one on CD (mono only). And yet it has a glowing authenticity all its own, not least because of its wonderfully ripe-toned, expressive soloists. 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. by Chalkperson » Sun May 18, 2008 3:41 pm, Post The Creation is quite possibly Haydn’s single greatest achievement. TT: 108:56 Performance ***** Sound ***** Between 1796 and 1798, when Haydn composed The Creation… But ultimately it is Paul McCreesh himself who takes the laurels for this virtually definitive performance. Sarah Tynan (soprano), Jeremy Ovenden (tenor) & Matthew Brook (bass-baritone)Handel and Haydn Society/Harry ChristophersCoro COR16135. I have lots of Münchinger and have never been disappointed. 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). Live recording of Haydn - Creation. ‘Rollend in schäumenden Wellen’, for instance, lumbers in a proto-Wagnerian fashion, while the concluding ‘Singt dem Herren’ courts virtual stasis. by stenka razin » Tue Apr 15, 2008 4:13 pm, Post 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. by TopoGigio » Mon May 19, 2008 12:17 pm, Post And in this seminal 2006 recording, Paul McCreesh employed a similar number. Consequently, and rightly, the English version has been considered inferior and is rarely used. by sfbugala » Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:26 am, Post At least you should have one on period instruments as well. The Creation is some of the best music written by Haydn at the height of his powers. 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. ; Jonathan Stokes, eng. 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. by TopoGigio » Mon May 19, 2008 9:29 pm, Post Recommended recording: Gabrieli Consort & Players/Paul McCreesh DG Archiv 477 7361 The Foundation's holdings must be handled with great care. Recording of the Week, Stunning new Haydn Creation from Paul McCreesh. 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. 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 best recordings of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos; The Creation. Haydn was adamant, though, that The Creation should be sung in the language of its listeners, and approved translations into a number of languages. by Lance » Mon May 19, 2008 8:32 pm, Post by Espri » Tue Jun 03, 2008 3:03 pm, Post Your 'hot spot' for all classical music subjects. The soloists are finely matched, and Harry Christophers directs stylishly. by Espri » Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:29 am, Post Documents must be left in the order in which they were found, even if the user discovers this order to be incorrect. 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. by slofstra » Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:39 pm, Post This extraordinary recording of Haydn's The Creation may just be Christopher Hogwood's best release of anything. 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. by Lance » Sat May 17, 2008 8:52 pm, Post 94 (‘Surprise’) That super-loud chord in the second movement! DDD. by Chalkperson » Thu Apr 17, 2008 1:08 pm, Post 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. 24 FLAC Discount 2 CDs. Re: Haydn's "The Creation" - best CD recordings? 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. 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). You mean if I got this one, I would have a top notch recording that neither chalkie or lance own. ‘Awake the harp’ bursts into life, its fugal argument invigorating, while ‘The heavens are telling’ gathers a tremendous cumulative excitement. 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 Lance » Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:18 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. An icon used to represent a menu that can be toggled by interacting with this icon. No libretto is included, but at budget price that’s forgivable, and you can easily find one on the internet. Joseph Haydn Part 2 - And the Spirit of God. It comes from the most famous of the New World’s period ensembles, led by their irrepressible music director, Martin Pearlman. His version is graceful and elegant, and sounds completely natural -- it could easily become the standard English version. Haydn: Creation/Christie. by Chalkperson » Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:08 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 » Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:33 pm, Post Here is what Robbins Landon says: "Haydn spent almost the whole of 1797 and 1798 on the composition of The Creation. 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. Recorded in Cologne … by TopoGigio » Thu Apr 24, 2008 9:43 am, Post 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). The Creation (German: Die Schöpfung) is an oratorio written between 1797 and 1798 by Joseph Haydn (Hob. by Gary » Sat Apr 19, 2008 6:13 am, Post Even for a benevolent group, these things can get way out of hand. 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. Could be the Sacher Foundation lays low to avert countless peoples and art groups/composers, etc., coming to them for monetary support. Alleluya! Access to the Foundation may be limited or revoked at any time without expressed reason. Read more reviews of the latest Haydn recordings here, Find out more about Haydn and his works here. At the same time, no other performance of The Creation is as full of such nuance and colouristic variety. 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 (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. by Lance » Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:47 pm, Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 54 guests. Sign in to manage your newsletter preferences. For the Nelson Mass, I have two recordings - the previously mentioned recording by Willcocks, and then I also have Trevor Pinnock's recording. by Lance » Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:05 am, Post Haydn String Quartets, op. 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. XXI:2), and considered by many to be one of his masterpieces. 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. Listen to a special binaural recording of a live performance from the BBC Proms 2019. I can't really specify a favourite, as it's not a work I know at all. An excellent choice if you favour modern instruments and truly timeless solo singing. Live multi-camera recording of a concert featuring Haydn Creation. 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. The recording itself is excellent. 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. by dulcinea » Tue Apr 29, 2008 1:18 pm, Post by Lance » Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:59 pm, Post 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. by slofstra » Tue Apr 15, 2008 4:15 pm, Post Buy Now from Arkiv Music Recording Details: Reference Recording: Hogwood (L'Oiseau Lyre), Spering (Naxos), McCreesh (Archiv) JOSEPH HAYDN - The Creation. Good music is that which falls upon the ear with ease, and quits the memory with difficulty. Haydn had both German and English texts of the libretto before him when he wrote The Creation. 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.,, ... eesh-haydn. by TopoGigio » Thu Jun 05, 2008 12:25 pm, Post This popular and approachable work has incarnations in both German and English, having been published in 1800 in both languages. The Houston Symphony announced today the international release of the live recording of Haydn-The Creation on the Dutch classical music label Pentatone. 2008. He brings a lifetime of knowledge and a true affinity to these works, rarely surpassed on other versions. 46. 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. by Lance » Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:18 pm, Post 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. by Chalkperson » Tue Apr 15, 2008 5:33 pm, Post Post While there are quite a few recordings, this is certainly NOT an overly recorded composition. by Sylph » Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:31 am, Post That actually helps to clarify Haydn’s intricately interwoven choral writing further, and little is lost in terms of communicative impact. Video mix was done live and projected onto a large screen above the performers. by Chalkperson » Sat Apr 19, 2008 12:30 am, Post It is Robert Shaw's and Alice Parker's revised translation of the libretto, probably the best translation available. Let every thing that has breath praise the Lord! Taking in more Haydn & Handel is an issue I've long been dealing with. 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. Elisabeth Grummer (soprano), Josef Traxel (tenor), Gottlob Frick (bass)Der Chor der St. Hedwigs-Kathedrale Berlin & Die Berliner Symphoniker, Karl ForsterWarner Classics 723 5442. Involving and immersive stuff. Haydn's "The Creation" - best CD recordings? 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