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Historically Significant

'Didone Abbandonata'
by Johann Hasse -
heard by
HOWARD SMITH

'Michael Hofstetter directs a consistently dramatic, high tensile performance.'

Johann Adolph Hasse: Didone abbandonata. © 2013 Naxos Rights US Inc

Naxos has a widely recognized track record in reviving long-neglected composers, many of whom enjoyed widespread popularity during their own times. In particular the eighteenth century abounded in 'lost' composers known in the opera houses, concert halls and homes of the aristocracy. Prolific German composer Johann Hasse (1699-1783) was primarily active in Dresden, Venice and Vienna and noted for his opera seria, many written in association with Italian librettist Metastasio.

Of approximately thirty straight operas, the three act Didone Abbandonata of 1724 is among his earliest...

Copyright © 11 May 2013 Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand

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JOHANN ADOLPH HASSE: DIDONE ABBANDONATA

JOHANN ADOLPH HASSE

NAXOS

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