About the album
Sung in German. Text in German with English translation.
Many of Sir Colin Davis's recent releases on LSO Live have featured his favourite choral works, including Tippett's A Child of Our Time, Beethoven's Mass in C, Mozart's Requiem and Handel's Messiah. The latest release in the series features Haydn's masterpiece The Creation, a work with which Sir Colin has a long association yet has never previously recorded. Sir Colin is joined by a sensational set of singers for his recording. Soprano Sally Matthews has sung on several of Sir Colin's previous LSO Live recordings and she is accompanied by Ian Bostridge and Dietrich Henschel. Having been inspired by Handel's oratorios whilst in London, Haydn set Die Schöpfung 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 m