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New on takt1: Haydn's “Creation” with Antonini

Author: takt1

Giovanni Antonini and Il Giardino Armonico took on Haydn’s monumental “Creation” at the Wiener Konzerthaus.

  • Il Giardino Armonico  | Copyright: © Lukasz Rajchert

    Il Giardino Armonico © Lukasz Rajchert

  • Giovanni Antonini and Holger Noltze | Copyright: © takt1

    Giovanni Antonini and Holger Noltze © takt1

Giovanni Antonini and his ensemble Il Giardino Armonico take on Haydn’s groundbreaking oratorio “The Creation”. The concert is very special for two reasons. First, because Antonini and his orchestra have dedicated the last few years to an extensive engagement with Haydn’s music.

Under the title “Haydn 2032” – in honour of the composer’s 300th birthday – they are engaged in a project to record all of his symphonies with their fresh, historically informed tone. And second, because they are joined by the wonderful Bavarian Radio Choir, as well as a select cast of soloists familiar to regular takt1 listeners (Anna Lucia Richter, Florian Boesch and Maximilian Schmitt).

In his recent exclusive takt1 interview, Antonini revealed that he is driven by pure curiosity, and the desire to discover hidden treasures within Haydn’s music. He finds Haydn’s music to be highly subtle, and full of taste and humanity. The Creation is a work with many links to the past – but also one which points the way toward the future.

English title Haydn's »The Creation«
Original title »Die Schöpfung«
Production year 2019
Production Company takt1
Co-Production Company sone media
Producer Simeon Klein
Recording location Wiener Konzerthaus
Recording date 14.05.2019
Director Michael Ciniselli
Sound Engineer Georg Burdicek
English title of music work The Creation
Original title of music work Die Schöpfung
Composer Joseph Haydn
Orchestra / Band Il Giardino Armonico
Conductor Giovanni Antonini
Choir Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Soloist Anna Lucia Richter
Soloist Maximilian Schmitt
Soloist Florian Boesch

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