Haydn: Die Schopfung

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COMPOSERS: Haydn
LABELS: Arthaus
WORKS: Die Schöpfung
PERFORMER: Popp, Araiza, Ramey, Bär; Vienna PO/Riccardo Muti (Salzburg, 1990)
CATALOGUE NO: 101 479

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Haydn on the most grandiose scale, with star singers and a huge orchestra. There is plenty of glamour, and Muti is excitingly dramatic. Somehow this is rather a cosy creation of the world, though. Michael Tanner