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Haydn: Die Schopfung Highlights / Kuhn, Auger, Sima, Schreier, Berry, Hermann


Release Date: 03/22/2011 
Label:  Deutsche Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 77465  
Composer:  Franz Joseph HaydnhaydnFranz Schubert
Performer:  Walter BerryPeter SchreierArleen AugérGabriela Sima,   ... 
Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium AureumArnold Schoenberg Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This recording was made last May [1982] at a public concert in Vienna by Austrian Radio, the occasion being the 250th anniversary of Haydn's birth. The audience is so quiet that it was quite a time before I realized I was listening to a live recording; they applaud only at the end. The performance has the merits one would hope for—a certain freedom and exuberance—and defects one can easily forgive—such as the indeterminate background noise early in Part 3 and one or two roughnesses of ensemble hereabouts... The soloists in Parts 1 and 2 are excellent, Arleen Auger being for me the most pleasing. They sing quite beautifully together in the 'close harmony' sections. In Part 3 there are different soloists for Adam and Eve, and though it was Read more perhaps a good idea to have a younger baritone for Adam than the admirable Walter Berry, Arleen Auger could have sung Eve standing on her head. Nevertheless, Gabriele Sima's voice has a creamily lyrical quality that is both pleasing and promising, and she can easily be forgiven for having problems with one or two of the brief coloratura passages Haydn gave her... The chorus responds well to what is asked of it; if they sometimes seem to be over-emphasizing the beats this is because the conductor does take some of the fugues too fast and push the rhythms too hard... Kuhn does reveal a lot of detail in the wind parts—notably that in the last chorus the trombones play the same phrase over and over again, which I had not noticed before; the phrase almost becomes an irritant, though I liked hearing the trombones more clearly than usual. Kuhn also gets a good mark for having a piano for the recitatives; I'm sure that by 1798 Haydn had got past wanting an oldfashioned harpsichord.

-- Gramophone [2/1983]
reviewing the original LP release of the complete Creation
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Works on This Recording

1.
The Creation, H 21 no 2: Representation of chaos by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium Aureum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1798; Vienna, Austria 
2.
The Creation, H 21 no 2: In the beginning God created Heaven and Earth by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Walter Berry (Bass Baritone), Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arnold Schoenberg Choir,  Collegium Aureum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1798; Vienna, Austria 
3.
The Creation, H 21 no 2: Now vanish before the holy beams by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arnold Schoenberg Choir,  Collegium Aureum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1798; Vienna, Austria 
4.
The Creation, H 21 no 2: And God made the firmament by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Walter Berry (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arnold Schoenberg Choir,  Collegium Aureum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1798; Vienna, Austria 
5.
The Creation, H 21 no 2: The marv'lous work beholds amazed by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Arleen Augér (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arnold Schoenberg Choir,  Collegium Aureum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1798; Vienna, Austria 
6.
The Creation, H 21 no 2: And God said, let the waters bring forth by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Walter Berry (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arnold Schoenberg Choir,  Collegium Aureum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1798; Vienna, Austria 
7.
The Creation, H 21 no 2: Rolling in foaming billows by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Walter Berry (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arnold Schoenberg Choir,  Collegium Aureum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1798; Vienna, Austria 
8.
The Creation, H 21 no 2: And God said, let the earth bring forth grass by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Arleen Augér (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arnold Schoenberg Choir,  Collegium Aureum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1798; Vienna, Austria 
9.
The Creation, H 21 no 2: Now robed in cool refreshing green by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Arleen Augér (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arnold Schoenberg Choir,  Collegium Aureum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1798 
10.
The Creation, H 21 no 2: And the host of heaven proclaim the third day by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arnold Schoenberg Choir,  Collegium Aureum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1798; Vienna, Austria 
11.
The Creation, H 21 no 2: Awake the harp by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arnold Schoenberg Choir,  Collegium Aureum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1798 
12.
The Creation, H 21 no 2: And God said, let there be lights in the firmament of heaven by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arnold Schoenberg Choir,  Collegium Aureum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1798; Vienna, Austria 
13.
The Creation, H 21 no 2: In splendour bright by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arnold Schoenberg Choir,  Collegium Aureum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1798; Vienna, Austria 
14.
The Creation, H 21 no 2: The heavens are telling by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arnold Schoenberg Choir,  Collegium Aureum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1798; Vienna, Austria 
15.
The Creation, H 21 no 2: And God said, let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Walter Berry (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arnold Schoenberg Choir,  Collegium Aureum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1798; Vienna, Austria 
16.
The Creation, H 21 no 2: At once Earth's womb is opened by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Walter Berry (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arnold Schoenberg Choir,  Collegium Aureum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1798; Vienna, Austria 
17.
The Creation, H 21 no 2: Now shines heaven in the brightest glory by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Walter Berry (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arnold Schoenberg Choir,  Collegium Aureum
18.
The Creation, H 21 no 2: And God created Man in his own image by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arnold Schoenberg Choir,  Collegium Aureum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1798; Vienna, Austria 
19.
The Creation, H 21 no 2: In native worth by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arnold Schoenberg Choir,  Collegium Aureum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1798; Vienna, Austria 
20.
The Creation, H 21 no 2: And God saw every thing he had made by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Walter Berry (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arnold Schoenberg Choir,  Collegium Aureum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1798; Vienna, Austria 
21.
The Creation, H 21 no 2: The great work is complete by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arnold Schoenberg Choir,  Collegium Aureum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1798; Vienna, Austria 
22.
The Creation, H 21 no 2: All look up to thee, O Lord by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Walter Berry (Bass Baritone), Peter Schreier (Tenor), Arleen Augér (Soprano)
Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arnold Schoenberg Choir,  Collegium Aureum
23.
The Creation, H 21 no 2: Fulfilled at last the great work by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arnold Schoenberg Choir,  Collegium Aureum
24.
The Creation, H 21 no 2: In rosy mantle appears by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arnold Schoenberg Choir,  Collegium Aureum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1798; Vienna, Austria 
25.
The Creation, H 21 no 2: By thy goodness, O bounteous Lord by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Gabriela Sima (Mezzo Soprano), Roland Herrmann (Baritone)
Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arnold Schoenberg Choir,  Collegium Aureum
26.
The Creation, H 21 no 2: O happy pair, and ever happy henceforth by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arnold Schoenberg Choir,  Collegium Aureum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1798; Vienna, Austria 
27.
The Creation, H 21 no 2: Sing to the Lord, all ye voices by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Gustav Kuhn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arnold Schoenberg Choir,  Collegium Aureum
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1798; Vienna, Austria 

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