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Haydn's Creation

Haydn: The Creation
The three parts of Haydn's masterpiece tell the story of the Creation from primordial chaos and the awesome dawning of light to the creation of plants, beasts and finally of Man and the first happy hours of Adam and Eve. From the moment of its eagerly anticipated first performance in April 1798, when hundreds of people crowded into the street around Vienna's Schwarzenberg Palace, Haydn's great oratorio was an instant international hit.
Its magnificent choruses such as 'The Heavens are telling,' and its depictions of a leaping lion and the heat of the rising sun not to mention a motley assembly of tigers, sheep, worms and assorted insects make The Creation a well-loved staple of British choral societies. In this performance, sung in German and recorded last Wednesday at the Royal Festival Hall, the period instruments of the OAE and the freshly minted voices of Schola Cantorum of Oxford promise to reveal the work in all its teaming humanity.
Presented by Martin Handley

Sophie Bevan (soprano)
Andrew Kennedy (tenor)
Andrew Foster-Williams (bass)
Schola Cantorum of Oxford
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Adam Fischer (conductor).

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Sun 20 Jan 2013 14:00