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Haydn: The Creation - Mark Padmore (tenor); Miah Persson (soprano); Neal Davies (bass); Peter Harvey (baritone); Ruth Massey (contralto);...
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  1. Die Schöpfung (The Creation), oratorio, H. 21/2
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Haydn had both German and English texts of the libretto before him when he wrote The Creation. (The original, anonymous libretto was in English; Gottfried van Swieten translated it into German and then retranslated it back into English.) It was this retranslation (which was in fact full of inaccuracies and grammatical errors) that Handel used in creating alternate text settings when the two languages couldn't be musically reconciled. Consequently, and rightly, the English version has been considered inferior and is rarely ...

Haydn: The Creation 2008, Archiv Produktion

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