Haydn: The Creation

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COMPOSERS: Haydn
LABELS: Decca
WORKS: The Creation
PERFORMER: Popp, Hollweg, Luxon; Brighton Festival Chorus; Royal PO/Antal Dorati
CATALOGUE NO: 478 1377

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The soloists might be ‘heavyweight’ in more senses than one (some of the recits are ‘Old Testament’ in their portentousness), but Dorati’s joy in Haydn’s inventiveness is contagious, and the operatic immediacy secures some minor miracles from the RPO. Paul Riley