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Haydn: The Creation
 
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Haydn: The Creation

3 Mar. 2003 | Format: MP3

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30
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6:01
30
2
2:32
30
3
3:49
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4
1:43
30
5
2:15
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0:38
30
7
4:27
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0:27
30
9
4:51
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10
0:09
30
11
2:09
30
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0:39
30
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2:38
30
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3:47
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0:22
30
16
7:26
30
17
2:22
30
18
0:16
30
19
3:52
30
20
2:27
Disc 2
30
1
0:42
30
2
3:01
30
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3:14
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4
0:37
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3:30
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0:19
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1:25
30
8
4:19
30
9
3:05
30
10
3:43
30
11
2:56
30
12
4:00
30
13
2:06
30
14
2:27
30
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3:00
30
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4:09
30
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0:22
30
18
3:30
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 11 Mar. 1991
  • Release Date: 3 Mar. 2003
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • Copyright: (C) 1991 EMI Records Ltd.
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  • Total Length: 1:39:15
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  • ASIN: B001IXZBIO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 34,612 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By A. Main on 28 April 2009
Format: Audio CD
With any over-recorded piece, it is easy to obtain a mediocre version. This recording though made 18 years ago is technically brilliant with a fresh vibrant chorus which conveys the excitement of Creation and really brings the piece alive. I have found it helpful as the Choir for which I sing prepares to perform it soon
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By CN on 23 Sept. 2008
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Brilliant, voices, music, conducting. Wow. Everything superb. Bought it for a present and may have listened to it more myself!!!
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52 of 57 people found the following review helpful By "ph0rster" on 6 Jan. 2004
Format: Audio CD
This was the first recording I listened to of The Creation - many years ago now - and the best I have found. It has good tempi and great articulation from the Solists especially Auger in 'The marvellous work' her top C is wonderful. Achieved is the Glorious work is also taken at a very good speed and the balance throughout is very good.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C. Redwood on 3 April 2014
Format: Audio CD
There's lots to admire in the performance in this recording of the Creation in English, using large forces with modern instruments but in an 'historically aware' performance style. Indeed it was my favourite for many years, but I think it is now eclipsed by the McCreesh version which uses original instruments.

On careful listening, I find the recording of this version by the CBSO and Simon Rattle a little 'artificial'. I hear pools of spot-lit sound across the stereo stage with emptiness between them. The pools have a different acoustic to the rest of the stereo stage. It was only on making comparison with the McCreesh that I really noticed the difference. I don't want to make too much of this, as the Rattle version has a lot going for it, not least the excellent soloists.

If you are looking for an English version of the Creation and dislike original instruments, then this is arguably one of the best, and unlikely to disappoint.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Roger on 1 July 2013
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...which is the only reason this drops a star e.g. at 'normal' volume setting the 'surprise' you get on CD1 track 2 at 2'02" is far greater than that on this Composer's symphony of the same name! (at least on my copy).

Solution: using 'Audacity' or another editing program & effect 'amplify' to selectively boost or cut appropriate passages a few db the result is perfect.

(Note: the 'editorial review' is spurious)

RTP
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Fender Maker Jenny on 5 May 2013
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One of the greatest of the choral works, The Creation will raise hairs on the back of your neck no matter who performs it - and this one is excellent.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mark Bunbury on 8 May 2013
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Prior to receiving this disc, I attended The Creation at the National Concert Hall, Ireland and it was a moving experience. The receipt of the disc the next day made it more special.
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I didn't realise it would be English. It does say so but it isn't very prominent in the description.

I'm a bit disapppointed with the first disc. The choruses are wonderful but otherwise it feels a bit mechanical. It doesn't sparkle and I found the tempi a bit odd in places. For example, track 3 is so fast you can't hear the trills and then track 4 is too slow. I wasn't sure about the soprano: her diction wasn't very good and her ornaments seemed too much.

The second disc is better, really delicate and romantic and the soprano is marvellous.

The odd thing is when I play it on Windows Media the first disc comes up as Die Schoepfung, Herbert von Karajan yet the second comes up as The Creation, Simon Rattle. What's that about? Have I got mash-up? I bought it because it was Rattle and the CBSO.
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