Chicago Classic Review
By Lawrence A. Johnson
April 1, 2014
Jane Glover is one of those conductors who is often at her best in large and ambitious choral works, where the extra resources seem to spark an extra bit of verve and dedication.
So it proved again Monday night at the Harris Theater where she led Music of the Baroque in Haydn’s The Creation.
Haydn’s two oratorios, The Seasons and The Creation, are his masterpieces, both composed late in life and offering a showcase for his distinctive qualities: the melodic richness, fugal mastery, spiritual depth, imaginative—even audacious—scoring, and a buoyant optimistic spirit that makes the music irresistible.