Haydn - The Creation (2012)

Haydn

Boston Baroque

Martin Pearlman

From its very first performance in Vienna in April of 1798, The Creation caused an unprecedented sensation throughout Europe. It was seen as the crowning achievement of the greatest living composer and box office receipts for the premiere broke all records. With tickets hard to come by, market stalls had to be cleared in front of the theatre, and foot police were hired to control the crowd. Following the Paris premiere Napoleon – who was nearly assassinated in the plot of Rue Saint-Nicaise on his way to the theatre – had a medal struck in honour of the composer.

In Vienna, Haydn’s oratorio has been performed every year since its premiere and has enjoyed the unique stature that Handel’s Messiah has in English-speaking countries. Elsewhere, however, the work, and particularly its text, gradually began to come in for criticism. At a time when a great deal of literature was censored in Vienna for its revolutionary tendencies, some saw dangerous Masonic influences in the text and the church banned performances in its buildings. Nonetheless, government authorities generally considered the libretto of The Creation to be safe and conservative. It reads like a Baroque text, influenced in part by Handel’s oratorios: it is based on a biblical model with old-fashioned symbolism and musical depictions of animals and other effects. While all this worked well with the Viennese, the more up-to-date – and less censored – German literati began after a few years to criticize it as backward. Schiller, whose plays were banned in Vienna, called the libretto a ‘characterless mishmash’ and considered the word painting in the music to be simplistic. 

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Haydn - The Creation (2012)

Haydn

Boston Baroque

Mastering Engineer: Michael Bishop - Five/Four Productions
Producer: Thomas C. Moore - Five/Four Productions
Recording Engineer: Robert Friedrich - Five/Four Productions
Recording location: Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Mass. USA
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Part 1, Prelude- Die Vorstellung des Chaos
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Part 1, No. 1, Recitativ mit Chor- Im Anfange schuf Gott Himmel und Erde
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Part 1, No. 2, Arie mit Chor- Nun schwanden vor dem heiligen Strahle
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Part 1, No. 3, Recitativ- Und Gott machte das Firmament
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Part 1, No. 4, Solo mit Chor- Mit Staunen sieht das Wunderwerk
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Part 1, No. 5, Recitativ- Und Gott sprach- Es sammle sich das Wasser
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Part 1, No. 6, Arie- Rollend in schaumenden Wellen
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Part 1, No. 7, Recitativ- Und Gott sprach- Es bringe die Erde Gras hervor
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Part 1, No. 8, Arie- Nun beut die Flur das frische Grun
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Part 1, No. 9, Recitativ- Und die himmlischen Heerscharen
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Part 1, No. 10, Chor- Stimmt an die Saiten
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Part 1, No. 11, Recitativ- Und Gott sprach- Es sein Lichter an der Feste
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Part 1, No. 12, Recitativ- In vollem Glanze steiget jetzt
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Part 1, No. 13, Terzett mit Chor- Die Himmel erzahlen die Ehre Gottes
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Part II, No. 14, Recitativ- Und Gott sprach- Es bringe das Wasser
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Part II, No. 15, Arie- Auf starkem Fittiche schwinget sich
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Part II, No. 16, Recitativ- Und Gott schuf grosse Walfische
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Part II, No. 17, Recitativ- Und die Engel ruhrten ihr unsterblichen Harfen
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Part II, No. 18, Terzett mit Chor- In holder Anmut stehn, mit jungem Grun
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Part II, No. 19, Recitativ- Und Gott sprach- Es bringe die Erde hervor
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Part II, No. 20, Recitativ- Gleich offnet sich der Erde Schoss
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Part II, No. 21, Arie- Nun scheint in vollem Glanze der Himmel
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Part II, No. 22, Recitativ- Und Gott schuf den Menshen
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Part II, No. 23, Arie- Mit Wurd und Hoheit angetan
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Part II, No. 24, Recitativ- Und Gott sah jedes Ding
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Part II, No. 25, Terzett mit Chor- Zu dir, o Herr, blickt alles auf
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Part III, No. 26- Recitativ- Aus Rosenwolken bricht
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Part III, No. 27- Duett mit Chor- Von deiner Gut, o Herr und Gott
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Part III, No. 28- Recitativ- Nun ist die erste Pflicht erfullt
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Part III, No. 29- Duett- Holde Gattin, dir zur Seite
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Part III, No. 30- Recitativ- O glucklich Paar, und glucklich immerfort
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Part III, No. 31- Chor- Singt dem Herrn alle Stimmen
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