About the Event

Experience classical music like never before in this astonishing performance of masterworks by Haydn at Vienna's remarkable Stephansdom.

Haydn himself stated that during the two years he worked on this great work, he fell to his knees every day and asked God to give him the strength for the successful execution of this work. The theme is the creation of the world as told in Genesis in the Bible. The Creation was first performed under the direction of the 66‐year‐old Haydn only in a small circle in front of the Viennese aristocracy. Finally, the public premiere took place on 19 March 1799 in Vienna's old Burgtheater. It ended with enthusiastic shouts of 'Long live Papa Haydn! Long live music!

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