Oregon Bach Festival: Haydn's Creation

  • Silva Hall University of Oregon

The Creation, one of the greatest musical triumphs of Haydn's life, is the awe-inspiring climax to his half-century career. Based on the biblical account of the creation in Genesis and Milton's Paradise Lost, this powerful masterpiece conveys the chaos of the world as it unfolds: the appearance of the stars, sun and moon, the creation of birds, fish and beasts and ultimately culminates with the awakening of Adam and Eve in the idyllic Eden.