Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra – Haydn: Die Schöpfung (2009) MCH SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Sir Colin Davis, London Symphony Orchestra – Haydn: Die Schöpfung (2009)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 6.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Front Cover | 6.6 GB
FLAC tracks 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Front Cover | 1.72 GB

This recording of one of Haydn’s greatest masterpieces is not to be missed. Those who are familiar with Colin Davis’s recordings of the Haydn London Symphonies, made over 30 years ago with the Concertgebouw Orchestra, will know that he has a special affection for this composer’s music and unfailingly communicates his love of it to both performers and listeners alike. Surprisingly this would appear to be the first time that he has recorded Haydn’s Creation, but it has been worth the wait.

‘His [Sir Colin Davis] response to the actual sound of the piece is beautifully managed throughout, with Haydn’s sense of wonder coming vividly alive. The LSO is on unimpeachable form, with many thrilling individual touches … The sound is excellent, covering the entire picture while simultaneously setting out plenty of detail.’ BBC Music Magazine

***** ‘The LSO’s magnificent playing of this awe-inspiring work is an immediate reminder of the impact of Sir Colin Davis’s conducting. He has chosen excellent soloists for their various roles – the soprano Sally Matthews, tenor Ian Bostridge and baritone Dietrich Henschel – and the chorus are in superb voice.’ The Sunday Telegraph

‘It seems to me to get the spirit of the work exactly right, achieving lightness without losing a sence of substance, offering precision as well as a feeling of spontaneity … The choral singing, meanwhile, is incisive throughout.’ The Sunday Times

***** ‘From first to last this recording has a definitive quality about it … His [Sir Colin Davis] whole approach is filled with life and energy: this reading is about the youthful sparks of earthly creation … That spirit, albeit refined and given focus by Davis’s consummate artistry, pervades just about every bar and inspires all involved.’ Classic FM Magazine

‘Davis ensures that each of the choruses that close the three parts builds thrillingly to an incandescent climax … I shall certainly be returning to this new recordings for much of the solo work, for the glorious playing of the LSO and, above all, for Davis’s wise, joyous direction.’ Gramophone

‘I cannot think of a better version done with traditional forces in many, many years … The singing is superb, the soloists all the more so … This is one of the best releases to date, with lovely surround sounds adding much to the presentation … The is a truly a wonderful achievement.’Audiophile Audition

‘The three soloists are a felicitously well-matched team … The LSC excels as it always does in these big choral masterworks … this is another huge triumph for LSO Live.’ Musical


Disc: 1
1. Part I – Various Performers

Disc: 2
1. Part II – Various Performers
2. Part III – Various Performers

Sally Matthews – soprano
Ian Bostridge – tenor
Dietrich Henschel – bass
London Symphony Chorus
London Symphony Orchestra
Sir Colin Davis – conductor



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