Hasse Piano

Jadran Duncumb - Weiss & Hasse: Lute Sonatas (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Jadran Duncumb - Weiss & Hasse: Lute Sonatas (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 57:11 minutes | 1.07 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

For his first solo CD Jadran Duncumb combines Weiss' astonishing and rarely-played late D-minor Sonata with two inventive and unheard Sonatas by Hasse, adapted by an unnamed lutenist and survivng now in a manuscript in Leipzig. The disc culminates in Weiss' famous D-major Passacaglia; a piece that perfectly reflects the splendour of the Dresden court and its orchestra at the time.
Cappella Sagittariana Dresden & Frieder Bernius - Hasse: Attilio Regolo (2018)

Cappella Sagittariana Dresden & Frieder Bernius - Hasse: Attilio Regolo (2018)
Classical, Opera | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 761 MB
Label: Profil | Tracks: 46 | Time: 162:32 min

This new release is the eleventh volume in Profils Semperoper Edition, and features Johann Adolf Hasses three-act opera Attilio Regolo. Attilio Regolo is an Italian-language opera seria by Johann Adolph Hasse based on the story of Marcus Atilius Regulus, a Roman general taken prisoner in Carthage, who elects death rather than ransom. Metastasio wrote the libretto in 1740 for the birthday of the emperor Charles VI but the illness, then death, of the emperor prevented the libretto being set to music at the time.
Michael Hofstetter, Hofkapelle Munchen - Hasse: Didone abbandonata (2013)

Michael Hofstetter, Hofkapelle München - Hasse: Didone abbandonata (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 752 Mb | Total time: 50:05+34:10+78:58 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.660323-25 | Recorded: 2011

One of the outstanding composers of his day, Johann Adolph Hasse was seen as possessing “the same qualities of true genius, taste and judgment” as his librettist Pietro Metastasio. Didone abbandonata represents the once hugely popular 18th-century genre of opera seria, exploring the same tragic story as Purcell’s earlier Dido and Aeneas while expanding the heroine’s conflicts between regal duties, love, and helplessness in the face of desertion.
Gerard Lesne, Il Seminario Musicale - Hasse: I Pellegrini al Sepolcro di Nostro Signore (1998)

Gérard Lesne, Il Seminario Musicale - Hasse: I Pellegrini al Sepolcro di Nostro Signore (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 362 Mb | Total time: 75:23 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Virgin | # 5 45329 2 | Recorded: 1997

Gérard Lesne has already given us some glorious music by largely forgotten composers such as Galuppi and Jommelli. Now he’s turned to Hasse, little-known in this year of his tercentenary but renowned in the 1700s for his operas and oratorios. A German-born composer of Italianate music, Hasse’s work exemplifies the stylistic transition from late Baroque through galant to early Viennese classicism. His 1742 sacred oratorio I pellegrini al sepolcro di Nostro Signore (The Pilgrims at the Tomb of Our Lord) is operatic in style, its succession of busy, inventive da capo arias impressively sung here by Lesne and his team, though Il Seminario Musicale’s strings can sound dry.
Max Emanuel Cencic, Armonia Atenea - Hasse: Siroe - Re Di Persia (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Max Emanuel Cencic, Armonia Atenea - Hasse: Siroe - Re Di Persia (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 166:01 minutes | 3.02 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The world-premiere recording of Siroe re di Persia by Johann Adolf Hasse, whose music encapsulates the refined aristocratic cultural tastes of the European Ancien Régime. Offering true musical fireworks and delights, Siroe is led by Max Cencic in the title role with the vital orchestra of Armonia Atenea and their high-powered conductor, George Petrou: the same vibrant partnership which saw their first album on Decca, Handel’s Alessandro, win a clutch of top awards. Renowned for his gifts as a melodist, in Siroe Hasse offers a feast of rare vocal delights in the telling of a vivid story of passion, jealousy and intrigue.
Michael Schneider, La Stagione - Hasse: Piramo e Tisbe (1994)

Michael Schneider, La Stagione - Hasse: Piramo e Tisbe (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 601 Mb | Total time: 123:39 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Capriccio | # 60 043-2 | Recorded: 1993

Charles Burney described Johann Adolf Hasse, his contemporary, as ‘the most natural, elegant and judicious composer of vocal music, as well as the most voluminous now alive…’ His output includes 63 operas, but only two are currently recorded, yet inexplicably this is the second Piramo, albeit markedly livelier and with the bonus of its two ballet suites. Schneider’s perceptive booklet note comments that too readily we find such composers immature – ‘almost like Mozart’, rather than excitingly expressive and individual. Here even the subtitle Intermezzo tragico is novel, implying a fusion of two traditions, comic and serious. The music is equally unconventional. Recitatives slip seamlessly into and out of arias, creating a strong sense of dramatic continuity. Colours are imaginative: flutes and bassoons paint a beautiful description of Piramo’s Utopia; natural horns roar rudely as the lion approaches – though he proves a rather likeable beast in his subsequent sinfonia. The performance is excellent. Monoyios, a gentle Tisbe, floats effortlessly in melting vocalises; Schlick’s Piramo contrasts, yet matches in their love duets; while Jochens, the domineering father, confirms in his remarkably jolly suicide aria that the final tragico stage, littered with the corpses of all three characters, is not to be taken too seriously.
-George Pratt
Vivica Genaux, Cappella Gabetta, Andres Gabetta - A Tribute to Faustina Bordoni: Hasse, Handel (2012) (Repost)

Vivica Genaux, Cappella Gabetta, Andres Gabetta - A Tribute to Faustina Bordoni: Hasse, Handel (2012)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 67:08 | 331 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: 88883773352

Faustina Bordoni was one half of Handel’s so-called ‘Rival Queens’ for just under three seasons (172628), and in 1730 she married Hasse in Venice – so Vivica Genaux’s recital of arias for Faustina by Handel and Hasse is such an obviously sensible idea that it’s amazing it hasn’t been done before. Quantz praised Faustina’s immaculate articulation and excellent trills – and Genaux lives up to that vocal artistry brilliantly with the copious trills and arching melodic phrases in the long but lovely ‘Piange quel fonte’ from Hasse’s Numa Pompilio.
Hans-Christoph Rademann, Dresdner Barockorchester, Dresdner Kammerchor - Johann Adolf Hasse: Requiem, Miserere (2005)

Hans-Christoph Rademann, Dresdner Barockorchester, Dresdner Kammerchor - Johann Adolf Hasse: Requiem, Miserere (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 318 Mb | Total time: 65:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Carus | # 83.175 | Recorded: 2005

The two Johann Adolf Hasse compositions recorded here are proof of the both high quality of his music and the broad range of styles which he had at his disposal. Once again Hans-Christoph Rademann offers an exemplary interpretation of music from the Court of Dresden, to which he has often dedicated his musical efforts.
“Under the direction of Hans-Christoph Rademann the Dresdner Barockorchester and the superb Chamber Choir bring a homogeneous, lean performance which follows integrally the gesture of the text and provides many moving moments. Thus with its penetrating tone language this live recording brings to life two unjustly forgotten masterworks of the 18th century.”
Ludwig Guttler, Virtuosi Saxoniae, Sachsisches Vocalensemble - Johann Adolf Hasse: Missa ultima in g (2006)

Ludwig Güttler, Virtuosi Saxoniae, Sächsisches Vocalensemble - Johann Adolf Hasse: Missa ultima in g (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 320 Mb | Total time: 63:30 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Carus | # 83.240 | Recorded: 2005

Following the appearance of the first CD recording of the new organ in the reconstructed Dresden Frauenkirche (with organist Samuel Kummer, Carus 83.188) at last, the first live concert performance has just been released on the Carus label. The G minor Mass is the “Opus ultimum” of the 84-year-old Johann Adolf Hasse, who for almost three decades dominated musical life at the Saxon Court of Dresden and who was regarded as the musical idol of his era. The centerpiece of the work of a type known as a “Missa solemnis” is a seven-movement Gloria, with brilliant, extended trumpet parts. The G minor Mass is an attractive work which shines as a result of ist beautiful sound, depth of expression and the richness of its harmonic ideas. It is conducted by Ludwig Güttler, who devoted his energies towards the reconstruction of the Dresdner Frauenkirche.
Konrad Wagner, Dresdner Kapellknaben, Dresdner Staatskapelle - Hasse: Gloria, Te Deum, Regina coeli (2008)

Konrad Wagner, Dresdner Kapellknaben, Dresdner Staatskapelle - Hasse: Gloria, Te Deum, Regina coeli (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 242 Mb | Total time: 47:46 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Christophorus | # CHE 0139-2 | Recorded: 1988

These recordings were produced in the 1980s by the Radio of the German Democratic Republic from performances given in the historic Catholic Court Church in Dresden.