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Haydn: Die Schopfung

Haydn / Rubens / Kobow / Muller-brachmann
Release Date: 01/01/2012 
Label:  Ars Produktion   Catalog #: 38082   Spars Code: DDD 
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

After finishing the oratorio version of his Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross in 1796, aydn was ready: he took up work on the "Creation" and had finished the piece by 1798. Even during the rehearsals for the first performance on the 30th of April in Vienna, which was exclusively for invited, noble guests, the musicians reported "the delights of this musical work, so exceptional and never heard before [...], that news of it spread through the entire city like wild fi re and expectations swelled to bursting point". Around 150 participants played and sang under Haydn's baton, including the singer Christine Gerardi - the only woman on stage - with her "light and youthful soprano voice, beautifully shaped, Read more expressive phrases and especially her fiery eyes", alongside Ignaz Saal "with velvet might" as Raphael and Matthias Rathmayer as Uriel. Both the audience and the music critics were captivated. The Viennese correspondent of the "Neuen teutschen Merkurs" [New German Mercury] reported back to Weimar that the music of the "Creation" had a "power of depiction which surpasses all imagination; one is swept up, sees the elements storm, sees it become light, the fallen spirits sink deep into the abyss; one trembles at the rolling thunder, joins in the jubilation's of the heavenly host. The sun rises, the joyful praise of the birds rises to meet it; the green plants sprout from the earth, the cool stream tinkles silvery, and rising from the deeps, Leviathan sports in the foaming waves." " "Sales Inventory Read less

Sound Samples

Die Schopfung (The Creation), Hob.XXI:2: Part I: Die Vorstellung des Chaos (The Representation of Chaos) (Raphael, Uriel, Chorus)
Die Schopfung (The Creation), Hob.XXI:2: Part I: Nun schwanden vor dem heiligen Strahle (Now vanish before the holy beams) (Uriel, Chorus)
Die Schopfung (The Creation), Hob.XXI:2: Part I: Und Gott machte das Firmament (And God made the firmament) (Raphael)
Die Schopfung (The Creation), Hob.XXI:2: Part I: Chorus: Mit Staunen sieht das Wunderwerk (The marv'lous work beholds amaz'd (Gabriel)
Die Schopfung (The Creation), Hob.XXI:2: Part I: Und Gott sprach: Es sammle sich das Wasser (And God said: Let the waters under the heaven) (Raphael)
Die Schopfung (The Creation), Hob.XXI:2: Part I: Rollend in schaumenden Wellen (Rolling in foaming billows) (Raphael)
Die Schopfung (The Creation), Hob.XXI:2: Part I: Und Gott sprach: Es bringe die Erde Gras hervor (And God said: Let all the earth bring forth grass) (Gabriel)
Die Schopfung (The Creation), Hob.XXI:2: Part I: Nun beut die Flur das frische Grun (With verdure clad the fields appear) (Gabriel)
Die Schopfung (The Creation), Hob.XXI:2: Part I: Und die himmlischen Heerscharen (And the Heav'nly host proclaimed the third day) (Uriel)
Die Schopfung (The Creation), Hob.XXI:2: Part I: Stimmt an die Saiten (Awake the harp) (Chorus)
Die Schopfung (The Creation), Hob.XXI:2: Part I: Und Gott sprach: Es seien Lichter an der Feste des Himmels (And God said: Let there be lights in the firmament of heaven) (Uriel)
Die Schopfung (The Creation), Hob.XXI:2: Part I: In vollem Glanze steiget jetzt die Sonne (In splendour bright is rising now the sun) (Uriel)
Die Schopfung (The Creation), Hob.XXI:2: Part I: Die Himmel erzahlen die Ehre Gottes (The heavens are telling the glory of God) (Gabriel, Uriel, Raphael, Chorus)
Die Schopfung (The Creation), Hob.XXI:2: Part II: Und Gott sprach: Es bringe das Wasser in der Fulle hervor (And God said: Let the waters bring forth abundantly) (Gabriel)
Die Schopfung (The Creation), Hob.XXI:2: Part II: Auf starkem Fittiche schwinget sich der Adler stolz (On mighty pens uplifted soars the eagle aloft) (Gabriel)
Die Schopfung (The Creation), Hob.XXI:2: Part II: Und Gott schuf grosse Walfische (And God created great whales) (Raphael)
Die Schopfung (The Creation), Hob.XXI:2: Part II: In holder Anmut stehn (Most beautiful appear) (Trio)
Die Schopfung (The Creation), Hob.XXI:2: Part II: Der Herr ist gross (The Lord is great) (Trio and Chorus)
Die Schopfung (The Creation), Hob.XXI:2: Part II: Und Gott sprach: Es bringe die Erde hervor lebende Geschopfe (And God said: Let the earth bring forth the living creature) (Gabriel)
Die Schopfung (The Creation), Hob.XXI:2: Part II: Gleich offnet sich der Erde Schoss (Straight opening her fertile womb) (Raphael)
Die Schopfung (The Creation), Hob.XXI:2: Part II: Nun scheint in vollem Glanze der Himmel (Now heav'n in fullest glory shone) (Raphael)
Die Schopfung (The Creation), Hob.XXI:2: Part II: Und Gott schuf den Menschen nach seinem Ebenbilde (And God created man in his own image) (Uriel)
Die Schopfung (The Creation), Hob.XXI:2: Part II: Mit Wurd' und Hoheit angetan (In native worth and honour clad) (Uriel)
Die Schopfung (The Creation), Hob.XXI:2: Part II: Und Gott sah jedes Ding, was er gemacht hatte (And God saw ev'rything that he had made) (Raphael)
Die Schopfung (The Creation), Hob.XXI:2: Part II: Vollendet ist das grosse Werk (Chorus) - Zu dir, o Herr, blickt alles auf (Trio) - Vollendet ist das grosse Werk
Die Schopfung (The Creation), Hob.XXI:2: Part III: Aus Rosenwolken (In rosy mantle appears) (Uriel)
Die Schopfung (The Creation), Hob.XXI:2: Part III: Von deiner Gut', o Herr und Gott (By thee with bliss, O bounteous Lord) (Eve, Adam, Chorus)
Die Schopfung (The Creation), Hob.XXI:2: Part III: Nun ist die erste Pflicht erfullt (Our duty we performed now) (Adam, Eve)
Die Schopfung (The Creation), Hob.XXI:2: Part III: Holde Gattin! (Graceful consort!) (Adam, Eve)
Die Schopfung (The Creation), Hob.XXI:2: Part III: O glucklich Paar (O happy pair) (Uriel)
Die Schopfung (The Creation), Hob.XXI:2: Part III: Singt dem Herren alle Stimmen (Sing the Lord, ye voices all!)

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