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Home » Composers » German Composers » Hasse

Johann Adolph Hasse (1699-1783)

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Operatic Twins & Musical Rivals: Two Settings of Artaserse (1730) by Robert Torre. Discourses in Music vol. 6 no. 1 (2006).

NewOlde.com - Jan Dismas Zelenka

Dresden in the time of Zelenka & Hasse by Brian Robins

Performance

Hasse. Lucio Papirio Dittatore (Dresden 1742). Details. Ensemble Serse. Lucio Papirio: Benjamin Williamson, countertenor; Papiria: Elisabeth Fleming, mezzo-soprano; Quinto Fabio: Calvin Wells, countertenor; Marco Fabio: Tom Verney, countertenor; Rutilia: Meili Li, countertenor; Cominio: Catherine Pope, soprano; Servilio: John McMunn, tenor. London Handel Festival, Saturday, 6 April 2013, 4pm - 9pm.

Recent Recordings

Hasse. Solimano. Decca. Forthcoming. Riccardo Minasi, Il Pomo d'Oro. Solimano: Max Emanuel Cencic, countertenor; Laureen Snouffer, soprano.
Hasse. Siroe. Forthcoming - recorded in January 2014. Details. George Petrou, Armonia Atenea. Siroe: Max Emanuel Cenčić, countertenor; Medarse: Franco Fagioli, countertenor; Laodice: Julia Lezhneva, mezzo-soprano; Arasse: Laureen Snouffer, soprano; Emira: Hélène Le Corre, soprano; Cosroe: Juan Sancho, tenor.
Hasse. Romolo ed Ersilia. Alpha 186 (forthcoming 2014). Attilio Cremonesi, Café Zimmermann, ChorWerk Ruhr. Romolo: Marina de Liso, mezzo-soprano; Ersilia: Rosanna Savoia, soprano; Valeria: Robin Johannsen, soprano; Ostilio: Netta Or, soprano; Acronte: Paola Gardina, mezzo-soprano; Curzio: Johannes Chum, tenor.
Hasse. Rokoko - Opera Arias. Decca (1 CD, January 2014). Details (pdf). Max Emanuel Cencic, countertenor. George Petrou, Armonia Atenea. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Hasse. Marc'Antonio e Cleopatra. dhm 88883721872 (2 CDs, November 2013). Details. Claudio Osele, Le Musiche Nove. Cleopatra: Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli, soprano; Marc'Antonio: Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Hasse. Harpsichord Sonatas. Accent ACC 24255 (1 CD, April 2013). Luca Guglielmi, harpsichord. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Hasse. Didone Abbandonata. Naxos 8.660323/25 (3 CDs, February 2013). Details. Live recording of the March 2011 production in Munich. Michael Hofstetter, Hofkapelle Munchen. Didone: Theresa Holzhauser, mezzo-soprano; Selene: Magdalena Hinterdobler, soprano; Araspe: Maria Celeng, soprano; Iarba: Valer Barna-Sabadus, countertenor; Enea: Flavio Ferri-Benedetti, countertenor; Osmida: Andreas Burkhart, baritone. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Handel, Hasse. Tribute to Faustina Bordoni. dhm (1 CD, October 2012). Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano. Andrès Gabetta, Cappella Gabetta. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Hasse. Hasse Reloaded -- Arias from Didone abbandonata, La Gelosia & Artaserse. Oehms Classics OC 830 (1 CD, January 2012). Details. Valer Barna-Sabadus, countertenor. Michael Hofstetter, Hofkapelle München. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Hasse. Sei concerti per organo solo. Bongiovanni GB 5169-2 (1 CD, October 2011). Manuel Tomadin, organ. UK | FR | DE
Lamenti: Handel, Lucrezia (HWV 145). Haydn, Arianna a Naxos. Hasse, Arias from Didone Abbandonata. Oehms Classics OC 811 (1 CD, October 2011). Details. Stefanie Irànyi, mezzo-soprano. Michael Hofstetter, Hofkapelle München. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Hasse. Requiem in C. Carus 83.349 (1 CD, April 2011). Hans-Christoph Rademann, Dresdner Barockorchester, Dresdner Kammerchor. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Hasse. Marc Antonio e Cleopatra. Dorian DSL-92115 (2 CDs, August 2010). Matthew Dirst, Ars Lyrica, Houston. Jamie Barton, mezzo-soprano; Ava Pine, soprano. Reorchestrated to add various woodwinds. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Hasse. Sanctus Petrus et Sancta Maria Magdalena. Oehms Classics OC 950 (1 CD, August 2010). Michael Hofstetter, Chor & Orchester der Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele. S. Maria Magdalena: Kirsten Blaise, soprano; Maria Iacobi: Hiedrun Kordes, soprano; Maria Salome: Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano; S. Petrus: Terry Wey, countertenor; Joseph d'Arimatea: Jacek Laszczkowski, sopranist. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Hasse. Te Deum / Sacred Works. cpo 777 462-2 (1 CD, August 2010). Matthias Jung, Batzdorfer Hofkapelle, Sächsisches Vocalensemble. Barbara Christina Steude, soprano; Susanne Langner, contralto; Georg Poplutz, tenor; Matthias Lutze, bass. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Porpora, Vinci, Leo, Hasse, Pergolesi. Lava - Opera Arias from 18th Century Naples. dhm 88697541212 (1 CD, August 2009). Details / CD booklet (pdf)  / Video of "Manca solletica" from Leo's Demetrio. Claudio Osele, Le Musiche Nove. Simone Kermes, soprano. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Reissued on dhm 88697661232 (March, 2010) without the booklet: UK | FR | DE
Johann Adolf Hasse. Cantatas vol. 1. Brilliant Classics 93636 (1 CD, February 2009). Pietro Busca, Accademia del Ricercare. Lia Serafina, soprano; Gabriella Martellacci, contralto. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Le Grazie Veneziane - Music from the Ospedali. Porpora, De profundis; Hasse, Laudate pueri; Galuppi, Dixit Dominus. Carus 83.264 (1 CD, August 2008). Details. Peter Kopp, Dresdner Instrumental-Concert, Vocal Concert Dresden. Emanuela Galli, soprano; Maria Grazia Schaivo, soprano; Josè Maria Lo Monaco, mezzo-soprano. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Carestini - The Story of a Castrato. Naïve 00946 3 95242 2 8 (1 CD, October 2007). Details. Philippe Jaroussky, countertenor. Emmanuel Haïm, Le Concert d'Astrée. Includes two arias from Hasse's La clemenza di Tito. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Johann Adolph Hasse. Opera for Lute: Baroque opera arias transcribed for lute. Oehms Classics (1 CD, September 2007). Axel Wolf, lute. Arias and sinfonias from Ezio, Leucippo, Solimano, Ciro riconosciuto, Artemisia, and Eroe cinese. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Stradella, Fux, Handel, Gluck, Hasse, Mozart, Pleyel, Rossini. Arno Raunig singt Kastratenarien. Cavalli CCD 333 (1 CD, February 2007). Arno Raunig, sopranist. Concilium Musicum Wien. FR | DE
Johann Adolph Hasse. Serpentes Ignei in Deserto (Venice 1735?). Ambronay AMY005 (1 CD, October 2006). NewOlde.com 2006 Best 18th Century Oratorio CD Award. Jérôme Correas, Les Paladins. Angelus: Valérie Gabail, soprano; Josue: Isabelle Poulenard, soprano; Eliab / Nathanael: Stéphanie d'Oustrac, mezzo-soprano; Moyses: Annette Markert, contralto; Eleazar: Robert Expert, countertenor. This is an outstanding performance and recording, probably the finest recording to date of a major vocal work by Hasse. While composed for women at the Incurabili, many of the arias are as challenging as the arias Hasse wrote for great castrati. Highly recommended! (The recording by Ensemble Inégal of Zelenka's 1730 oratorio on a similar libretto, Il serpente di bronzo, apparently still is not available outside of the Czech Republic.) UK | DE | FR | JP
Hasse and Handel Opera Arias. Virgin Classics (1 CD, September 2006). Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano. Her "Arias for Farinelli" CD from 2002 with René Jacobs and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin is one of the finest opera aria recital disks. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Hasse, Haydn, Mozart, Karl Leopold Röllig (1754-1804). L'Armonica: Musik mit Glasharmonika. Cavalli Records CCD 448 (1 CD, February 2006). Paul Angerer, Concilium musicum Wien. Ursula Fiedler, soprano. Sascha Reckert & Philippe Marguerre, glass harmonica. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Faustina Bordoni - Faces of a Prima Donna. Handel, Arias from Riccardo Primo & Admeto; Hasse, Arias from Cleofide. CBC Records MVCD 1172 (1 CD, October 2005). Kimberly Barber, mezzo-soprano; Monica Huggett, Arion Baroque Orchestra. UK | DE | CA
Hasse. Sonatas & Trio Sonatas. Chandos Chaconne 0711 (1 CD 2004). Epoca Barocca. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Hasse. Requiem / Miserere. Carus 83.175 (1 CD, June 2005). Details. Hans-Christoph Rademann, Dresdner Kammerchor & Barockorchester. Simona Houda-Šaturová, soprano; Britta Schwarz, contralto; Eric Stokloßa, tenor; Gotthold Schwarz, bass. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Cleopatra. Arias from C.H. Graun's Cleopatra e Cesare, Hasse's Marc'Antonio e Cleopatra, Handel's Giulio Cesare in Egitto & Mattheson's Cleopatra. CBC Records SMD 5233 (1 CD, October 2004). Isabel Bayrakdarian, soprano. Jean Lamon, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Johann Adolph Hasse & Jan Dismas Zelenka. Dresdner Motetten & Konzerte. KammerTon KT 22013 (1 CD 2003). Daniel Deuter, Batzdorfer Hofkapelle, Salomé Haller, soprano. Hasse: virtuoso motets for soprano written for the Incurabili in the mid to late 1730s: "Inter undas", "Fuge insidias"; Zelenka: Concerto in G major, Alma Redemptoris Mater. UK | DE | FR
Hasse. Il Cantico de' Tre Fanciulli. Bongiovanni 2283 (2 CDs 2001). Arnold Bosman, Ensemble Musica Rara & Ensemble Ars Cantica. Silvia Bossa, Stefania Donzeli, Aramayo Sardivari, Alan Ewing, Gianluca Belfiori Doro. The revised version. US | UK | DE | FR
Hasse. Flötenkonzerte. Christophorus CHR 77228 (1 CD 2000). Laurence Dean & Christina Ahrens-Dean, transversi. Hannoversche Hofkapelle. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Reissued in 2008. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Hasse. Zenobia. (Excerpts). Pro Musica Camerata (Poland) PMC 023. (1 CD 1997). Details. Władysław Kłosiewicz, Musicae Antiquae Collegium Varsoviense. Olga Pasiecznik, Bernard Pyrzyk, Marta Boberska, Dorota Lachowicz, Leszek Świdzinski, & Jacek Laszczkowski. DE
Arias for Farinelli. Harmonia Mundi HMC 901778 (1 CD 2002). NewOlde.com Review. Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano, René Jacobs, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin. Arias by Hasse, Porpora, Giacomelli & Riccardo Broschi. One aria, Giacomelli's "Quell'usignolo che innamorato", was performed with the ornaments and cadenzas written out by Farinelli, and the others with ornamentation and cadenzas after Hiller (1778) (six ornamented arias) and Hiller (1780) (instructions for ornamented musical singing). There is also a brief concerto by Galuppi. The booklet includes interesting, original articles by Reinhard Strohm and René Jacobs. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Reissued in 2008. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Hasse. I Pellegrini al Sepolcro di Nostro Signore. Virgin 7243 5453292 4 (1 CD 1998). Gérard Lesne, Il Seminario Musicale. Agapito: Rachel Elliott, soprano; Eugenio: Valérie Gabail, soprano; Teotimo: Gérard Lesne, countertenor; Albino: Michael Chance, countertenor; Guida: Peter Harvey, bass. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Hasse. La Contadina (Naples 1728). Michele Masciti, Concerto Op. 7 No. 3. Harmonia Mundi HMC 905244 (1 CD 1999). Attilio Cremonesi, Ensemble Arcadia. Scintilla: Graciela Oddone, soprano; Don Tabarano: Lorenzo Regazzo, bass-baritone. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Domenico & Alessandro Scarlatti & Hasse. Salve Regina / Cantatas & Motets. Hyperion CDA 66875 (1 CD 1996). Robert King, The King's Consort. Includes a different Salve Regina by Hasse than on the Opus 111 set, performed by James Bowman, countertenor. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Hasse. Mottetti virtuosi. Opus 111 OPS 30-100 (1 CD 1994). Martin Gester, Le Parlement de Musique. Monique Zanetti, soprano; Jennifer Lane, contralto. A fine recording that includes two motets written for the Incurabili, "Gentus barbarae" (alto) & "Alta nubes illustrata" (soprano), and two of Hasse's thirteen settings of Salve Regina. The Salve Regina for soprano is the best I've heard from the mid-18th Century. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Reissued on Opus 111 Invitation OPS10007. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP

Reissued without texts as part of a 2-CD set with Hasse's Requiem & Miserere performed by Paul Dombrecht & Il Fondamento (below). Naïve Tête à Tête OP20004. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Hasse. Requiem & Miserere. Opus 111 OPS 30-80 (1 CD 1993). Paul Dombrecht, Il Fondamento. Greta de Reyghere, soprano; Susanna Moncayo von Hase, contralto; Ian Honeyman, tenor; Dirk Snellings, bass. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Reissued in 2008. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Hasse. Piramo & Tisbe. Capriccio 60 043-2 (2 CDs 1994). Michael Scheider, La Stagione. Piramo: Barbara Schlick, soprano; Tisbe: Ann Monoyios, soprano; Padre: Wilfried Jochens, tenor. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Hasse. La Conversione di Sant'Agostino. Capriccio 10 389/90 (2 CDs 1993). Marcus Creed, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin. Monica: Mechthild Georg, mezzo-soprano; Alipio: Axel Köhler, countertenor; Agostino: Ralph Popken, countertenor; Simpliciano: Robert Wörle, tenor; Navigio: Gotthold Schwarz, bass. Libretto by the Dresden Electress Maria Antonia Walpurgis. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Hasse. Cantatas L'Armonica & La Gelosia / Symphonie a Quatre. Adès (1 CD 1989). Daniel Cuiller, Ensemble Stradivaria. Véronique Dietschy, soprano; Dennis James, glass armonica. Interview with Dennis James. UK | FR | DE | CA

Reissued on Accord (1995). UK | FR | CA | JP

Reissued on Accord Baroque (2006). US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Hasse. Cleofide (Dresden 1731). Capriccio C 27 193/96 (4 LPs) & 10 193/96 (4 CDs 1987). William Christie, Cappella Coloniensis. Cleofide: Emma Kirkby, soprano; Poro: Derek Lee Ragin, countertenor; Erissena: Agnès Mellon, soprano; Alessandro: Dominique Visse, countertenor; Gandarte: Randall K. Wong, sopranist; Timagene: David Cordier, countertenor. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
Reissued in February 2011 on Capriccio 7080. The original edition included a facsimile Italian/German libretto and an English translation in a separate 32-page booklet. The good news: The reissue comes with a typeset Italian/German libretto. The bad news: Capriccio made a few Euros by omitting the English translation. Perhaps someone will post the English booklet on one of the torrent sites for English speakers who bought the reissue. tt: CD 1: 55:12; CD 2: 60:15; CD 3: 64:22; CD 4: 50:58. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Books

Roland Dieter Schmidt-Hensel. "La musica è del Signor Hasse detto il Sassone..." -- Johann Adolf Hasse: 'Opere serie' der Jahre 1730 bis 1745. V&R Unipress, December 2009. "Between 1721 and 1771 Hasse composed over 50 opere serie; he also revised several of these operas more or less thoroughly for later performances. This volume focuses on 25 operas from the years 1730 to 1745. The first part recapitulates the life of the composer, in particular with a view to his career as an opera composer. It also sheds light on the source material and various facets of a widespread phenomenon in the 18th century of pre-existing material being used to revise operas or compose new ones. The author also examines the alterations made to Hasse's operas for later performances without his involvement. The second part of the book provides a comprehensive documentation of the works, the source material and verifiable performances in the 18th century."
Vol. I. Details. 475 pages. US | IT | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Vol. II. Details. 775 pages. US | IT | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Raffaelle Mellace. Johann Adolph Hasse. 520 pages. L'Epos (Palermo) 2004. ISBN: 8883022483. Details. US | IT | UK | FR | DE | CA
Raffaelle Mellace. L'Autunno del Metastasio: Gli Ultima Drammi per Musica di Johann Adolph Hasse. (Olschki 2007). 320 pages. US | IT | UK | FR | DE | CA
Michael Koch. Die Oratorien Johann Adolph Hasse: Überlieferung und Struktur. 280 pages. Centaurus 1989. US | DE | JP
Daniel Heartz. Music in European Capitals: The Galant Style, 1720-1780. 1078 pages. Norton, 2003. Review. US | UK | DE | FR | CA | JP
Reinhard Strohm. Dramma per Musica: Italian Opera Seria of the Eighteenth Century. Details. Yale University Press, 1997. 326 pages. The author's second collection of his articles about 18th Century serious opera. Contents include: Rulers and states in Hasse's drammi per musica. US | IT | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

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