...The move from Karajan to Solti brings with it a fascinating re-orientation of acoustic perspective, of definition, and of solo/chorus relationship. Partly because of Decca's clearer, fresher acoustic air and sense of space, and partly because of Solti's rhythmic energy, the chorus at last comes properly into their own. They become, as Haydn surely intended, soloists in their own right here: for the first time, I found myself positively looking forward to their appearance.
Solti's sharp instinct for pacing brings a sudden spurt of joyous energy just where it is needed to "die Himmel erzalhlen"; it also launches each aria with real momentum, and propels Adam and Eve through Eden with a new spring in their step. Read more />
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Works on This Recording
The Creation, H 21 no 2by Franz Joseph Haydn Performer:
James Morris (Bass),
Rudiger Wohlers (Tenor),
Sylvia Greenberg (Soprano),
Norma Burrowes (Soprano),
Siegmund Nimsgern (Bass)
Sir Georg Solti
Chicago Symphony Orchestra,
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Period: Classical Written: 1796-1798; Vienna, Austria
Average Customer Review: ( 1 Customer Review )
Award Winning performanceApril 23, 2013By D. Carruthers (Schaumburg, IL)See All My Reviews"This recording of "The Creation" won a Grammy Award for the Best Choral performance. It is a tribute to all the Artists who took part in the production of this work. It is also an excellent recording conducted by Sir Georg Solti."Report Abuse
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