The Creation – Music OMH

'The orchestra throughout the work gave us a complete 18th century sound world, demonstrating Haydn’s playfulness to the max: a consummate understanding of ‘surprise’ dynamic; a twinkle from the fortepiano on ‘harps’; some furious string bowing for the storms; the stillest playing for moonrise, a precisely observed pastiche flute pastoral for the cattle, and the warmest low strings for ‘Be fruitful’.'
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