Haydn Creation

Inspired by Handel's oratorios whilst in London, Haydn set The Creation to text originally intended for Handel himself, taken from John Milton's Paradise Lost, the Book of Genesis and the Book of Psalms.

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Programme

Haydn, Joseph (1732-1809), The Creation (Die Schöpfung), Hob XXI:2

Artists

Siân Winstanley, Soprano

Andrew Tortise, Tenor

Robert Davies, Bass

The Van Swieten Band

Ealing Choral Society

Jonathan Williams, Conductor

Inspired by Handel’s oratorios whilst in London, Haydn set The Creation to text originally intended for Handel himself, taken from John Milton’s Paradise Lost, the Book of Genesis and the Book of Psalms. This renowned oratorio, depicting the creation of the world, is considered to be one of the masterpieces of the classical era. Haydn brings each part of the story to life, with expressive orchestration and vivid imagery. Sung in English.

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