Haydn Creation is a ground-breaking work. It is remarkable for its ingenious and original use of the orchestra to describe the Book of Genesis. The Creation is full of delight including great whales, sunrise, rolling seas and even leaping tigers all evoked in a rich tapestry of sound. Haydn Creation is one of the greatest oratorios.
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Patron: HRH The Prince of Wales
Managing Director: Quintin Ballardie OBE FRAM
Leader: Stephanie Gonley
The English Chamber Orchestra is the most recorded chamber orchestra in the world. Its discography containing 860 recordings of over 1,500 works by more than 400 composers.
The ECO has performed in more countries than any other orchestra and played with many of the world’s greatest musicians. The American radio network CPRN has selected ECO as one of the world’s greatest living orchestras. The illustrious history of the orchestra features many major musical figures. Benjamin Britten was the orchestra’s first Patron and a significant musical influence.
The long relationship with Daniel Barenboim led to an acclaimed complete cycle of Mozart piano concertos as live performances and recordings. This was followed by two further recordings of the complete cycle with Murray Perahia and Mitsuko Uchida.
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