Haydn: The Creation

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Haydn: The Creation

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31st Oct 2011




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Haydn: The Creation

Recorded live at the Grote Kerk, Naarden, Netherlands - June 2010

Lisa Milne (soprano), Werner Güra (tenor), Matthew Rose (baritone), Lucy Crowe (soprano) & Jonathan Beyer (bass)

Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic and Radio Chamber Choir, John Nelson

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A film by Rhodri Huw

Joseph Haydn undertook the composition of The Creation starting at the age of 65, and it took him a year and a half to complete the work. A deeply religious man, he later said, «Never had I been so devout as when I was composing The Creation. Everyday I fell to my knees and prayed to God to give me strength for my work».

The concert provides unique opportunity to experience first-hand the beauty of the church Grote Kerk, where the acoustics are said to make music sound magical.

DVD extras: A 30-minutes documentary including rehearsal sessions with commentary by John Nelson, Audio excerpts from Soli Deo Gloria commissioned works.

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Picture format DVD: NTSC 16:9

Sounds formats DVD: PCM Stereo

Region code: 0

Subtitles: German, English, French

Booklet notes: English, German, French

Running time: 172 mins (142 mins Concert + 30 mins Bonus)

German FSK: 0

BBC Music Magazine

January 2012


“The Dutch orchestra's period-informed playing features some fine insturmental solos over the work's substantial course, and the choir responds sensitively to Haydn's rich, imaginative writing...[Crowe and Beyer] sound immaculately fresh, with Crowe's bright, agile soprano matching Beyer's healthy baritone note-for-note.”

Gramophone Magazine

March 2012

“Haydn's great celebratory choruses never fail to refresh and uplift. Under John Nelson's energetic direction they certainly make their mark here...the Netherlands Radio Choir sing with vigorous attack and a full, firm tone. Orchestral playing - modern instruments used with an awareness of period style - is alert...Camerawork throughout is sensible and unfussy, closely attuned to what is going on in the music.”

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