Boston Baroque - Haydn Creation -

If only actual creation resembled this recording. Then would the world be a place of unspoiled beauty and perfect harmony. Martin Pearlman's Boston Baroque and guests deliver a sterling account of Haydn's great oratorio, applying the best of both historical and modern performance methods. Soprano Amanda Forsythe is a gleaming delight and Kevin Deas wields a rich, evocative bass. Add to this a robust, lithe chorus and you have a "Creation" to extol. Grade: A

18 August 2012