Creation Haydn

Handel and Haydn Society & Harry Christophers - Haydn: The Creation (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Handel and Haydn Society & Harry Christophers - Haydn: The Creation (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 97:54 minutes | 1.75 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Inspired by Haydn’s trips to England, where he first heard Handel’s oratorios, The Creation is widely considered Haydn’s crowning masterpiece. Set for three vocal soloists, four-part chorus, and a large Classical orchestra, there seems little doubt that Haydn wanted a big sound (by the standard of his day) for this work. Based on both the biblical Book of Genesis and Milton’s Paradise Lost, the oratorio was premiered in the US by the Handel and Haydn Society in 1819.
Boston Baroque, Martin Pearlman - Joseph Haydn: The Creation (2012) [24/192] RE-UP

Boston Baroque, Martin Pearlman - Haydn: The Creation (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 96:51 minutes | 4,37 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Covers & Digital Booklet

The three-time Grammy-nominated Boston Baroque, widely regarded as ‘one of the world's premier period-instruments bands', marks the beginning of its relationship with Linn with a two-disc recording of Haydn's The Creation. The Creation remains one of the greatest works in the choral repertoire and has been astonishing audiences since its premiere in 1798.
Rudolf Buchbinder - Haydn: Complete Piano Sonatas (2006) (10 CDs Box Set)

Rudolf Buchbinder - Haydn: Complete Piano Sonatas (2006) (10 CDs Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | 10 CD, 11:44:19 min | 2,3 Gb | Scans->62 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Warner Classics

It's not as if recordings of the 62 Piano Sonatas of Franz Josef Haydn are thick on the ground. Among the relative big names, there's Jeno Jando on Naxos and John McCabe on Decca. Among the less well-known names, there's Walid Akl on Koch Discover, Roland Batik on Camerata, Ronald Brautigam on BIS, Walter Olbertz on Berlin Classics, and Christine Schornsheim on Capriccio. And for those listeners with record players and aging memories, there's also the venerable Hungaroton cycle, the first complete recorded cycle, that coupled relatively well-known Hungarians like Zoltán Kocsis and Dezsö Ránki with nearly unknown Hungarians like János Sebestyén and the inimitable Zsuzsa Pertis.
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Wiener Symphoniker, Arnold Schonberg-Chor - Joseph Haydn: Die Jahreszeiten (2005)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Wiener Symphoniker, Arnold Schönberg-Chor - Joseph Haydn: Die Jahreszeiten (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 554 Mb | Total time: 145:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Apex | # 256462086-2 | Recorded: 1987

Of the two oratorios Haydn wrote in his old age The Creation is the more dramatic and immediate while The Seasons is more idyllic. It’s also a good deal longer, which to some extent explains why The Creation is regularly performed while its country cousin is a comparatively rare visitor to the concert hall. There is no denying that the later work contains a lot of good music and has a more folksy character; Austrian folk music is never far away. It is also has a more leisurely pace with long stretches of admittedly beautiful but slow and restrained music. There are moments of drama also, for example the end of part II, Summer (CD1 tracks 16 – 18), where in the recitative the soloists build up the tension. This describes how the air changes, the sky turns black, “the muted roar from the valley that announces the furious tempest”. We hear the timpani murmuring in the distance and suddenly lightning flashes, the thunder rolls and the people (the chorus) are dismayed and frightened. Harnoncourt makes the most of this, rhythmically alert and backed up by the excellent Arnold Schönberg-Choir. Suddenly the thunderstorm is over, the sun looks out again and the soloists and the choir rejoice.
Quatuor Modigliani - Haydn: Quartets, Op. 76 No. 1; Op. 50 No. 1; Op. 77 No. 1 (2014) [Official Digital Download]

Quatuor Modigliani - Haydn: Quartets, Op. 76 No. 1; Op. 50 No. 1; Op. 77 No. 1 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 63:56 minutes | 592 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

With sixty-eight works to his credit, Joseph Haydn was not only the founding father of the string quartet, but also an undisputed master of the genre. While his influence was of decisive importance for his direct successors, Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert, it continued to be felt in the Romantic period and right up to the twentieth century, notably in the composers of the Second Viennese School. His music in perpetual ferment is an unceasing source of wonder, dispensed to us, generation after generation, by ensembles the world over. Impish, inventive, radiant, full of humour, it offers inexhaustible joys to all who listen to or play it.
VA - A Trip to Vienna: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven & Schubert (2016)

VA - A Trip to Vienna: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven & Schubert (2016)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 602 MB
Label: harmonia mundi | Tracks: 21 | Time: 139:54 min

Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert all left their imperishable mark on Vienna, which for 250 years has been the world s musical capital. This programme of music is a veritable feast of souvenirs of that first golden age, crisscrossing Vienna in search of its theatres, palaces, artists residences and musicians districts. Plans and chronologies evoke this prestigious past whose echoes may still be heard today.
Sir Simon Rattle & London Symphony Orchestra - Haydn: An Imaginary Orchestral Journey (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Sir Simon Rattle & London Symphony Orchestra - Haydn: An Imaginary Orchestral Journey (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 51:11 minutes | 1.42 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Sir Simon Rattle pays homage to a composer he holds close to his heart with An Imaginary Orchestral Journey through the music of Joseph Haydn. Rattle trawls through the great composer's impressive catalogue, piecing together excerpts from symphonies, oratorios and operas spanning a 40-year period in what the director describes as 'a kind of greatest hits' format.
Goldmund Quartet - Joseph Haydn: String Quartets, Op.1 No.1; Op.33 No.5; Op.77 No.1 (2016)

Goldmund Quartet - Joseph Haydn: String Quartets, Op.1 No.1; Op.33 No.5; Op.77 No.1 (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 283 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.573701 | Time: 00:56:36

Joseph Haydn claimed to have discovered the string quartet form by accident. His Op. 1, No. 1 has the cheerful five-movement form of a Divertimento, while the glorious and harmonically daring Op. 77, No. 1 was among the last he completed in the genre. Falling between the two, Op. 33, No. 5 is full of rhythmic surprises and a theme that gives it the nickname ‘How do you do?’ The award-winning Goldmund Quartet is considered one of today’s most exciting young European string quartets.
Jordi Savall & Le Concert des Nations - Haydn - Les sept dernieres paroles de notre Redempteur sur la Croix (1991) {ES 9935}

Jordi Savall & Le Concert des Nations - Haydn - Les sept dernières paroles de notre Rédempteur sur la Croix (1991) {Astrée ES 9935 rel 1999}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 306 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 168 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 132 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1991, 1999 Astrée / Naïve | ES 9935
Classical / Viennese School / Sacred

In the semi-darkness within a grotto beneath the church of Santo Rosario in Cadiz, the bishop pronounced one of the seven Last Words of Christ, then, during the ensuing silence, the orchestra played… Commissioned from Haydn in 1786, these seven mystical sonatas, with their sombre melody, take their inspiration from the rhythm of each of the seven Words. Preceded by a noble Prelude and followed by an impressive Terremoto (Earthquake), there have been various versions (piano, string quartet, vocal), but here they are presented in the original version and with all the glowing colours of the Concert des Nations.
Rosamunde Quartett - Joseph Haydn: The Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ (2001)

Rosamunde Quartett - Joseph Haydn: The Seven Words (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Chamber | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1756, 461 780-2 | 01:06:09

On this recording of The Seven Words, the Rosamunde String Quartet offers a compelling rendition of one of Haydn's most complex compositions. The Seven Words was originally composed for a full orchestra as a series of seven adagios, which were meant to be interludes during a congregation's meditations on the last seven words of Christ on the Cross. Haydn struggled with a way to compose seven connected pieces of music that were solemn and yet varied enough to keep the listener from getting bored. The members of the Rosamunde Quartet are technically brilliant as they demonstrate the composer's solutions to this musical puzzle. Even though the tempo is slow, they never let the music become ponderous or oppressive. But to Haydn, The Seven Words was more than just an aural conundrum. He felt the composition was perhaps his most sacred work, and the quartet plays this music with reverence for the composer's spiritual intentions. This is a profound piece of music, and the Rosamunde does it justice on each of its many levels.