This performance in the beautiful historic concert hall of Schloss Esterhazy in Eisenstadt (Austria) is a tribute to one of the world's greatest musical genius, Joseph Haydn, on the occasion of his 200th anniversary of death in 1809. Joseph Haydn spent most his life in Eisenstadt at Schloss Esterhazy.The Concert was recorded at the historical venue at Schloss Esterhazy Eisenstadt, Austria in May 2009. The Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra, founded in 1987 by internationally renowned conductor Adam Fischer, consists of musicians from the Vienna Phil and the main Budapest-based orchestras. Thomas Quasthoff's Birthday celebration in November 2009 will draw a lot of attention to this latest recording, (Nov 9, 1959) and he garnered rave reviews for his performances in this role, earlier this year with René Jacobs at the Barbican. This live-broadcast of The Creation represents a DVD media highlight of Haydn-year 2009.
NTSC 16:9, PCM Stereo, DD 5.1, DTS 5.1
Region code: 0
Original language: German
Subtitles: English, French, German
Booklet Notes: French, German, English
Running time: 108 mins
“…the chamber choir is finely disciplined and light on its collective feet, the orchestra has good period manners and conductor Adam Fischer provides firm and keenly motivated direction. Baritone Thomas Quasthoff is in a league of his own: there's an intensity to his lyricism that ruses to a sense of wonder as he contemplates the marvels of the natural world, and throughout his singing is purposeful and direct. The filming of this live concert is entirely straightforward and without any fancy camerawork. No extras attached to the DVD, but there's a good general introduction to the piece contained in the accompanying booklet.”
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