Haydn - Die Schopfung | Phi LPH018

Haydn - Die Schopfung

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Label: Phi

Cat No: LPH018

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 16th October 2015

Contents

Artists

Christina Landshamer
Maximilian Schmitt
Rudolf Rosen
Collegium Vocale Gent
Orchestre des Champs-Elysees

Conductor

Philippe Herreweghe

Works

Haydn, Franz Joseph

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

Artists

Christina Landshamer
Maximilian Schmitt
Rudolf Rosen
Collegium Vocale Gent
Orchestre des Champs-Elysees

Conductor

Philippe Herreweghe

About

After his years in London, Joseph Haydn embarked on writing a large-scale religious work. For this very devout composer, this veritable act of faith would torment him for two years and from it would come an oratorio of penetrating intensity.

After enjoying immediate success in Vienna, Die Schöpfung (The Creation) conquered the whole of Europe in less than a year.

With this work, a few months after the release of Die Jahreszeiten (The Seasons), Philippe Herreweghe continues the exploration of Haydn’s vocal works, accompanied by soloists Christina Landshamer, Maximilian Schmitt and Rudolf Rosen.

Thanks to the complicity of two of his favourite ensembles – the Collegium Vocale Gent and the Orchestre des Champs-Élysées – and the extraordinary palette of colours and timbres that he succeeds in inspiring once again, he transports us with refinement and intelligence into the Viennese master’s inner universe.

Reviews

There's no shortage of high quality Creation recordings, whether in period performing style or with sizable choirs and modern-instrument orchestras. Happily, the newest makes a worthy addition. [...] Christina Landshamer's soprano and Maximilian Schmitt's tenor are of ideal youthful freshness and flexibility for Herreweghe's purposes; the Swiss bass Rudolf Rosen adds robustness of colour and texture to the sound-picture without risking heaviness. Max Loppert
BBC Music Magazine February 2016

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