Haydn: »Die Schöpfung« (The Creation)

Joseph Haydn (1732–1809): »Die Schöpfung« Hob. XXI:2
The Creation – Oratorio in 3 Parts for Solo Voices, Chorus and Orchestra
Text: Gottfried van Swieten after John Milton’s »Paradise Lost«

MOJCA ERDMANN, Soprano (Gabriel & Eva)
DMITRY KORCHAK, Tenor (Uriel)
RENÉ PAPE, Bass (Raphael & Adam)
PHILHARMONISCHER CHOR MÜNCHEN, Chorus Master: Andreas Herrmann
MÜNCHNER PHILHARMONIKER
ZUBIN MEHTA

The Creation is a milestone in the history of the oratorio, a work in which Haydn set new standards, going far beyond the confines of Viennese classicism. In it he describes the creation of the world with ebullient lightness, taking the first chapter of Genesis as his starting point. Scored for what at the time were novel forces, the work features picturesque tone-painting, celebratory arias and monumental choruses, all of which underline Haydn’s timeless message and invite us to acknowledge and preserve the beauty and variety of Creation.

RECORDING: Munich, Philharmonie im Gasteig, 22–24 June 2019
PRODUCER: Johannes Müller
BALANCE ENGINEER: Gerald Junge
EDITING ENGINEER: Ephraim Hahn
MASTERING ENGINEER: Christoph Stickel
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Münchner Philharmoniker