Joseph Haydn - Skapelsen (DVD - SONE 1)
'Haydn's greatest single work' The groundplan of The Creation is a simple one. Parts 1 and 2 deal with the creation of the universe in six days; Part 3 is an evocation of the Garden of Eden on the seventh day, the day of rest. To guide the listener through the familiar narrative and to awaken an appropriate sense of beauty and awe, the work uses three soloists, archangels Raphael (bass), Uriel (tenor) and Gabriel (soprano). In Part 3 the bass and soprano soloists assume the roles of Adam and Eve. Part 1 opens with a remarkable evocation of the nothingness, the giant black holes of space that existed before the creation. In an extremely slow tempo and with an alternation of massive and lightweight sonorities, the orchestra deploys a harmonic language that would have been regarded as at the cutting edge of musical style had it been written sixty years later. When one visitor remarked to Haydn during its composition that the music was short of perfect cadences - the musical equivalent of full stops - the composer explained "That's because there's no form in anything yet." Archangel Raphael, followed by the chorus, moves the narrative towards the sublime moment of the invention of light, a colossal C major chord for full orchestra and choir that imposes musical order on the previous tortuous chromaticism and whispered lines. Following this Big Bang, the narrative moves with confidence into the orderly creation of the world.
|Antall disker||1||Spilletid||1 timer 45 minutter|
|Aldersgrense||Ingen||Lydformater||Stereo 2.0 (Engelsk)|
|Bildeformater||Fullscreen 4:3||Regissør||Amaury Du Closel, Brigitte Lafon, Chambord Sinfonietta, Douglas Nasrawi, Michel Piquemal, Versailles Choir|
|Skuespillere||Amaury Du Closel, Brigitte Lafon, Chambord Sinfonietta, Douglas Nasrawi, Michel Piquemal, Versailles Choir||Artist||Amaury Du Closel, Brigitte Lafon, Chambord Sinfonietta, Douglas Nasrawi, Michel Piquemal, Versailles Choir|