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Haydn – The Creation (PART ONE, The First Day – Introduction: The Representation of Chaos)

January 31, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

This extract is the final minute of the 6-minute long introduction to Haydn’s ‘The Creation’.

A masterpiece which we studied at uni, I specifically chose to focus on this introduction, specifically the many different ways ‘chaos’ is depicted and how chaos shouldn’t always be referred to in a negative way. The word can also mean something which is obsolete, which is exactly how it’s defined in Haydn’s ‘The Creation’ as it represents the beginning of God’s work in creating the universe.

I like this final minute for no reason related to the previous paragraph. I think it is just beautiful. The sustained strings at the beginning are so ambiguous, and so is the oboe melody which follows (which sounds strangely like a motif from Wagner’s ‘The Ring’). At 00:35 seconds is an utterly haunting descending harmonic minor melody on the flute. And the closing dramatic, repeated minor chords starting from 00:58 seconds are so final, so hollow.

Haydn – The Creation (PART ONE, The First Day – Introduction: The Representation of Chaos) by masstsnk

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