Haydn: Die Schöpfung


Franz Joseph Haydn
Release Date: 03-05-2024
PTC: 5187205
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Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Die Schöpfung (The Creation), Hob XXI:2

Disc 1

Part I

12) No. 12, Und Gott sprach: Es sei'n Lichter an der Feste des Himmels 0:40
13) No. 13, In vollem Glanze steiget jetzt die Sonne strahlend auf 2:46

Part II

18) No. 18, Und die Engel rührten ihr' unsterblichen Harfen 0:22

Disc 2

Total Tracks 32
Total Duration 01hr 41min

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Marek Janowski, the Dresdner Philharmonie and the MDR Leipzig Radio Choir present Haydn’s oratorioDie Schöpfung(1798), together with soprano Christiane Karg, tenor Benjamin Bruns and bass Tareq Nazmi. During his London sojourns, the aging Haydn was astounded by the audience engagement at performances of Handel’s oratorios, and he aimed to realize something similar in his own work. From the legendary breakthrough of light in the orchestral introduction all the way to the hymn to the almighty creator in the finale, Haydn offers a sweeping, colourful tableau of God’s creation of the world. As such, the work offers the apotheosis of the eighteenth-century oratorio while also serving as an inspiring example to nineteenth-century Romantic composers. Janowski and his forces realize both the Classical transparency and Romantic drive of this epoch-making piece. 

Marek Janowski is one of the most celebrated conductors of our time and has a vast Pentatone discography, chiefly consisting of German operas and symphonic works. From 2019 to 2023 he was Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Dresdner Philharmonie. Die Schöpfungis his sixth Pentatone recording with this orchestra, with whom he recently released Schubert’s Unfinished and Great Symphonies (2023), as well as Schumann’s complete symphonies (2024). The MDR Leipzig Radio Choir has frequently featured on Pentatone recordings and starred on Bruckner Haydn Motets (2021) and Mendelssohn Choral Works (2023). Christiane Karg appeared on Mahler Symphony No. 2 (2023) together with the Czech Philharmonic and Seymon Bychkov. Benjamin Bruns and Tareq Nazmi make their Pentatone debut. 

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