26, 31 August & 3 September 2020

Philippe Herreweghe, conductor

Haydn’s Creation

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August 2020 Wednesday 20:00
Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
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August 2020 Monday 19:30
Kultur- und Kongresszentrum, Lucerne
Switzerland
Cancelled
September 2020 Thursday 20:00
Konzerthaus, Dortmund
Germany
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When Philippe Herreweghe leads the Concertgebouworkest in Joseph Haydn’s Creation, you can be sure to experience this beloved work as if it were new.

Philippe Herreweghe conducts The Creation

It’s not often that the Concertgebouworkest performs Joseph Haydn’s Creation. In fact, the last time was twenty years ago, so you won’t want to miss this opportunity, particularly with Philippe Herreweghe at the helm! For the vocal parts, the Flemish conductor is bringing along his very own Collegium Vocale Gent and three outstanding soloists. With Herreweghe’s experience in conjuring the most beautiful timbres and dramatic expressiveness from both orchestra and choir, you can be sure to experience Haydn’s beloved Creation as if it were new.

An immediate success

The Creation is one of the best-known evening-long works from Joseph Haydn’s last years of glory. The oratorio depicts, or rather celebrates, the creation of the world as described in the Book of Genesis. Inspired by Handel’s oratorios, which Haydn had heard on his trips to London, the brilliant composer set Baron Gottfried van Swieten’s translation to music. The masterpiece was premiered at the Burgtheater in Vienna on 19 March 1799 and was an immediate success.

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