HAYDN- The Creation
Monday, April 30 at 7:30
The Schola Cantorum of Yale University
Masaaki Suzuki, Conductor
Yale University’s Schola Cantorum and Juilliard 415, The Juilliard School’s period instrument ensemble join forces to perform Haydn’s great oratorio “The Creation.” The concert will be conducted by Masaaki Suzuki, the pre-eminent conductor of early music from Japan.
Haydn was most likely inspired to compose a large oratorio during his visits to England in 1791–1792 and 1794–1795, when he heard oratorios of Handel performed by large forces.
Completed in 1798, “The Creation” took one and one half years to write, the longest amount of time Haydn had spent on a single composition. What resulted was one of the greatest sacred masterpieces from the classical era.