Boston Baroque - Haydn Creation - Boston Globe

Boston Baroque, after years of recording for Telarc, has now begun a new partnership with the European label Linn Records, commencing with a sparkling new recording of Haydn's oratorio "The Creation." Ever since Haydn's day, the piece has often been performed in English for English-speaking audiences, but music director Martin Pearlman argues that the original German version "fits the notes more convincingly," despite the fact that the libretto itself draws principally from biblical sources and Milton's "Paradise Lost." He makes a persuasive case with help from the chorus, here at its nimble best, and his admirable soloists: Amanda Forsythe, Keith Jameson, and most impressive of all for his wedding of burnished tone with expressive nuance, Kevin Deas.

Boston Globe
03 November 2012