12 Jun 2013

Curtain Raiser: Haydn - The Creation

From the collecton Curtain Raiser
Repast of the Lion

Repast of the Lion Photo: Henri Rousseau Public domain via Wikimedia Commons


Inspired by the works of Handel, in 1798 Joseph Haydn took oratorio to a new level. His innovative depictions of scenes from nature are particularly colourful.

'Creation' uses texts from the book of Genesis and from Milton's Paradise Lost.

Introduced by Allan Badley.

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