To mark the festival’s 40th anniversary, the International Baroque Days of Melk Abbey are returning to their roots: Under the musical direction of Stefan Gottfried, Concentus Musicus Wien, the Bachchor Salzburg and a great vocal cast perform Haydn’s famous oratorio Die Schöpfung. First performed in Vienna in 1798, Haydn’s three-part oratorio is still considered a reference work today. The creation of the world, the chaos of all beginnings is marked by picturesque depictions of nature in the composition.