Release Date: November 14, 2014
Sir Colin Davis conductor
Sally Matthews soprano
Ian Bostridge tenor
Dietrich Henschel bass
***** ‘The LSO’s magnificent playing of this awe-inspiring work is an immediate reminder of the impact of Sir Colin Davis’s conducting’ The Sunday Telegraph
***** ‘From first to last this recording has a definitive quality about it’Classic FM Magazine
Having been inspired by Handel’s oratorios whilst in London, Haydn set Die Schöfung to a text originally intended for his predecessor. With bright orchestration and vivid imagery, Haydn’s account of the world’s creation confirmed that he too had mastered the art of musical dramatics, and composed a work that is celebrated as one of the masterpieces of the classical era.