Music: New Records, Mar. 20, 1950

Haydn: The Creation (Trude Eipperle, soprano; Georg Hann, bass; Julius Patzak, tenor; Isolde Ahlgrimm, cembalo; Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Clemens Krauss conducting; Haydn Society, 6 sides LP). This is one of Haydn's finest works, but paradoxically, one that sounds least like Haydn. Already in his late 50s, Haydn went to London, heard the choral singing in the huge Handel Festival of 1791, and returned to Vienna feeling liberated from the classical form he himself had done so much to develop. When he got around to composing this work, seven years...

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