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Haydn: The Creation / Hogwood, Academy Of Ancient Music

Haydn / Kirkby / Johnson / George / Aam / Hogwood
Release Date: 01/08/2008 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000830509  
Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Anthony Rolfe JohnsonEmma KirkbyMichael George
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient MusicOxford New College Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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A unique concert performance of Haydn's popular choral work set to beautiful BBC images of the natural world and great works of art by Haydn's contemporaries such as Blake and Turner, chosen to match Haydn's own literal vision of the Bible's verse.

Christopher Hogwood leads the Academy of Ancient Music and soloists Emma Kirkby (soprano), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor) and Michael George (bass) in this original-instrument performance from the beautiful cathedral of Gloucester in the West of England.

Haydn's musical vision of the Creation begins with the famous orchestral explosion 'Let There Be Light' and goes on to tell the biblical story of Adam and Eve.

This performance of The Creation is sung in
Read more the original English (written before the German version Die Schopfung).

Duration: 102 minutes
Disc Format: NTSC
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Region: 0 (all)
Sound: Audio 5.1 Surround & LPCM Stereo
Subtitles: none

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Works on This Recording

1. The Creation, H 21 no 2 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor), Emma Kirkby (Soprano), Michael George (Bass)
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music,  Oxford New College Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1798; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 3/10/1990 
Language: English 

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