Haydn’s Creation at St David’s Hall, Cardiff

Rian Evans [The Guardian, 12 October 2005]
There are too few occasions when proper homage is paid to Joseph Haydn, but this performance of the Creation – arguably his greatest masterpiece – felt just that. In a work in which Haydn’s representation of the radiant outburst of light on earth is such a symbolic moment, it was auspicious that Thierry Fischer, principal conductor designate of the BBC Orchestra of Wales, was intent on illuminating the score’s highly imaginative and original aspects.