Johann Adolph Hasse Il Sassone (1699 - 1783) was for a
number of decades the most prolific and popular composers of opera
seria in Italy and German-speaking countries. He was '...a German with
the musical passions of an Italian...' A close association with Metastasio
and a series of important positions in the musical world meant that his
works were presented in an appropriate manner in some of the major
theatres of the time from London through Italy and Germany to Vienna.
The Hasse Project plans to make more of his music available through
invaluable access to both autograph and copy scores of Hasse's works.
The emphasis will be on his vocal works, initially cantatas and arias, but
hopefully we will include some of his major works at a later date.
STOP PRESS!! The edition count at the Hasse Project has just reached 19 with the addition of James Sanderson's edition of Hasse's continuo cantata Oh Dio partir conviene for alto & continuo:
A classic lontananza cantata with great pathos. RARA format and filled with plangent melody and extraordinary harmonic shifts in the recitatives. Mirzia is our heroine and her erstwhile lover is forced to be separated from her. Oh, the anguish!!
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