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Haydn: Die Schöpfung (The Creation)

    1. Die Schöpfung: Part I, No 9, Nun Beut Die Flur Das Frische Grun
    2. Die Schöpfung: Part I, No 14, Die Himmel Erzahlen Die Ehre Gottes
  • Catalogue Number LSO0628
    UPC 822231162827

    James Mallinson producer
    Jonathan Stokes and Neil Hutchinson for Classic Sound Ltd balance engineer

    Recorded October 2007, Barbican, London

    DSD (Direct Stream Digital) recording
    Notes in English / en français / auf Deutsch

  • 'His [Sir Colin Davis] response to the actual sound of the piece is beautifully managed throughout, with Haydn's sense of wonder coming vividly alive. The LSO is on unimpeachable form, with many thrilling individual touches ... The sound is excellent, covering the entire picture while simultaneously setting out plenty of detail.' BBC Music Magazine

    ***** 'The LSO's magnificent playing of this awe-inspiring work is an immediate reminder of the impact of Sir Colin Davis's conducting. He has chosen excellent soloists for their various roles - the soprano Sally Matthews, tenor Ian Bostridge and baritone Dietrich Henschel - and the chorus are in superb voice.' The Sunday Telegraph

    'It seems to me to get the spirit of the work exactly right, achieving lightness without losing a sence of substance, offering precision as well as a feeling of spontaneity ... The choral singing, meanwhile, is incisive throughout.' The Sunday Times

    ***** 'From first to last this recording has a definitive quality about it ... His [Sir Colin Davis] whole approach is filled with life and energy: this reading is about the youthful sparks of earthly creation ... That spirit, albeit refined and given focus by Davis's consummate artistry, pervades just about every bar and inspires all involved.' Classic FM Magazine

    'Davis ensures that each of the choruses that close the three parts builds thrillingly to an incandescent climax ... I shall certainly be returning to this new recordings for much of the solo work, for the glorious playing of the LSO and, above all, for Davis's wise, joyous direction.' Gramophone

    'I cannot think of a better version done with traditional forces in many, many years ... The singing is superb, the soloists all the more so ... This is one of the best releases to date, with lovely surround sounds adding much to the presentation ... The is a truly a wonderful achievement.' Audiophile Audition

    'The three soloists are a felicitously well-matched team ... The LSC excels as it always does in these big choral masterworks ... this is another huge triumph for LSO Live.' Musical Criticism.com

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Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra


Having been inspired by Handel’s oratorios whilst in London, Haydn set Die Schöpfung to a text originally intended for his predecessor. With bright orchestration and vivid imagery, Haydn’s account of the world’s creation confirmed that he too had mastered the art of musical dramatics, and composed a work that is celebrated as one of the masterpieces of the classical era.

Watch Sir Colin Davis on Haydn The Creation video here


Composer   Haydn
Conductor   Sir Colin Davis
Performers   London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra
Soloists   Sally Matthews, Ian Bostridge, Dietrich Henschel

Track list
Disc 1
1. The Creation (Die Schöpfung): Part I, No 1, Einleitung: Die Vorstellung Des Chaos
2. The Creation (Die Schöpfung): Part I, No 2, Im Anfange Schuf Gott Himmel Und Erde
3. The Creation (Die Schöpfung): Part I, No 3, Nun Schwanden Vor Dem Heiligen Strahle
4. The Creation (Die Schöpfung): Part I, No 4, Und Gott Machte Das Firmament
5. The Creation (Die Schöpfung): Part I, No 5, Mit Staunen Sieht Das Wunderwerk
6. The Creation (Die Schöpfung): Part I, No 6, Und Gott Sprach: Es Sammle Sich Das Wasser
7. The Creation (Die Schöpfung): Part I, No 7, Rollend In Schaumenden Wellen
8. The Creation (Die Schöpfung): Part I, No 8, Und Gott Sprach: Es Bringe Die Erde Gras Hervor
9. The Creation (Die Schöpfung): Part I, No 9, Nun Beut Die Flur Das Frische Grun
10. The Creation (Die Schöpfung): Part I, No 10, Und Die Himmlischen Heerscharen
11. The Creation (Die Schöpfung): Part I, No 11, Stimmt an Die Saiten
12. The Creation (Die Schöpfung): Part I, No 12, Und Gott Sprach: Es Sei'n Lichter an Der Feste
13. The Creation (Die Schöpfung): Part I, No 13, In Vollem Glanze Steiget Jetzt
14. The Creation (Die Schöpfung): Part I, No 14, Die Himmel Erzahlen Die Ehre Gottes

Disc 2
1. The Creation (Die Schöpfung): Part II, No 15, Und Gott Sprach: Es Bringe Das Wasser
2. The Creation (Die Schöpfung): Part II, No 16, Auf Starkem Fittiche Schwinget Sich
3. The Creation (Die Schöpfung): Part II, No 17, Und Gott Schuf Grosse Walfische
4. The Creation (Die Schöpfung): Part II, No 18, Und Die Engel Ruhrten Ihr' Unsterblichen Harfen
5. The Creation (Die Schöpfung): Part II, No 19, In Holder Anmut Stehn, Mit Jungem Grun
6. The Creation (Die Schöpfung): Part II, No 20, Der Herr Ist Gross In Seiner Macht
7. The Creation (Die Schöpfung): Part II, No 21, Und Gott Sprach: Es Bringe Die Erde Hervor
8. The Creation (Die Schöpfung): Part II, No 22, Gleich Offnet Sich Der Erde Schoss
9. The Creation (Die Schöpfung): Part II, No 23, Nun Scheint In Vollem Glanze Der Himmel
10. The Creation (Die Schöpfung): Part II, No 24, Und Gott Schuf Den Menshen
11. The Creation (Die Schöpfung): Part II, No 25. Mit Wurd' Und Hoheit Angetan
12. The Creation (Die Schöpfung): Part II, No 26, Und Gott Sah Jedes Ding
13. The Creation (Die Schöpfung): Part II, No 27, Vollendet Ist Das Grosse Werk
14. The Creation (Die Schöpfung): Part II, No 28, Zu Dir, O Herr, Blickt Alles Auf
15. The Creation (Die Schöpfung): Part II, No 29, Vollendet Ist Das Grosse Werk
16. The Creation (Die Schöpfung): Part III, No 30, Aus Rosenwolken Bricht
17. The Creation (Die Schöpfung): Part III, No 31, Von Deiner Gut', O Herr Und Gott
18. The Creation (Die Schöpfung): Part III, No 32, Nun Ist Die Erste Pflicht Erfullt
19. The Creation (Die Schöpfung): Part III, No 33, Holde Gattin, Dir Zur Seite
20. The Creation (Die Schöpfung): Part III, No 34, O Glucklich Paar, Und Glucklich Immerfort
21. The Creation (Die Schöpfung): Part III, No 35, Singt Dem Herrn Alle Stimmen

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