2 CD / Decca Import / 2009-01-05Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: Die Schöpfung (The Creation), oratorio, H. 21/2
Performers: Doese, Helena; Hollweg, Werner [Tenor Vocals]; Luxon, Benjamin [Baritone Vocal]; Moll, Kurt; Popp, Lucia [Soprano Vocals]
Conductors: Dorati, Antal
BBC Music Magazine
The soloists might be 'heavyweight' in more senses than one (some of the recits are 'Old Testament' in their portentousness), but Dorati's joy...continue...
2 CD / Arts / 2007-07-01Works: Robert Schumann: Das Paradies und die Peri (Paradise and the Peri), for soloists, chorus & orchestra, Op. 50
Performers: Brendel, Wolfgang; Gaifa, Carlo; Hage, Robert Amis el; Hollweg, Werner [Tenor Vocals]; Miljakovic, Olivera; Price, Margaret [Soprano Vocals]; Wright, Marjorie
Conductors: Giulini, Carlo Maria
Ensemble: Italian Radio Chorus Rome
The composer himself thought this oratorio was one of his best works; his contemporaries held it in high esteem and it received more than 50...continue...
2 CD / Warner Classics / 2006-11-21Works: Franz Joseph Haydn: The Seasons
Performers: Berry, Walter; Hollweg, Werner [Tenor Vocals]; Janowitz, Gundula [Soprano vocals]
Conductors: Karajan, Herbert von
Ensemble: Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus
"... No other recording so successfully brings out the work's vivid drama and excitement while retaining a stylish poise and expressive depth... The soloists are...continue...