Martin Haselböck

Biography

Born: November 23, 1954; Vienna, Austria  
Martin Haselböck has been counted among the world's most prominent organists since the mid-'70s, making over 50 recordings and giving numerous concerts at the world's major concert venues. From the early '80s he has been active as a conductor, too, both in concert and in operatic performances, turning out even more recordings in this role, mostly with his own Vienna Akademie Ensemble in repertory favoring J.S. Bach, Haydn, Mozart, and Read more Schubert.

Haselböck was born in Vienna on November 23, 1954. After keyboard and composition studies at home at the Musikhochschule, he traveled to Paris for further study (on organ) with Daniel Roth and Jean Langlais. He captured first prize in the 1972 Vienna-Melk organ competition, then launched his professional career the following year. While maintaining a busy concert schedule he accepted two prestigious organist posts in Vienna, the first at St. Augustine's Church, the second at the Vienna Hofkapelle (1977).

In the 1980s Haselböck began to conduct regularly. In 1985 he founded the period-instrument orchestra, the Vienna Akademie Ensemble, though he continued to guest conduct other orchestras, including the Vienna Symphony, Dresden Philharmonic, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, and numerous others. He maintained both his organ and conducting careers while holding teaching posts in organ as well, first at Iowa's Luther College (1977), then at the Vienna Musikhochschule (1979) and later at the Lübeck Musikhochschule (1986).

Haselböck soon began conducting opera, and by 1991 became recognized as a major talent when he led an acclaimed performance of Don Giovanni at the Prague Mozart Festival. In the meantime, he took on large projects on organ, recording cycles of works by J.S. Bach and Liszt, as well as numerous individual compositions that included organ concertos by Haydn and Krenek.

In the new century, Haselböck has continued to score triumphs on all fronts, but with his productions of operas by Handel gaining particular notice: Acis and Galatea (2000), Radamisto (2002), and Il trionfo del tempo (2004), the latter pair staged at the Salzburg Festival. He maintained his interest in teaching, as well, holding a professorship in organ at the University of Vienna.

Beginning with the 2005-2006 concert season, Haselböck assumed duties as music director of Musica Angelica, an ensemble dedicated to Baroque music and based in Los Angeles. His inaugural concert featured a warmly received all-Bach program, in which Haselböck also played the organ for Cantata No. 35. Read less

Biography

Born: November 23, 1954; Vienna, Austria  
Martin Haselböck has been counted among the world's most prominent organists since the mid-'70s, making over 50 recordings and giving numerous concerts at the world's major concert venues. From the early '80s he has been active as a conductor, too, both in concert and in operatic performances, turning out even more recordings in this role, mostly with his own Vienna Akademie Ensemble in repertory favoring J.S. Bach, Haydn, Mozart, and Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Inferno
II. Purgatorio -
II. Magnificat
I. Die Wiege
II. Der Kampf ums Dasein
III. Zum Grabe, die Wiege des zukunftigen Lebens
Act I: Sinfonia
Act I: Oh, the pleasures of the plains! (Chorus)
Act I: Accompagnato: Ye verdant plains and woody mountains (Galatea)
Act I: Air Hush, ye pretty warbling quire! (Galatea)
Act I: Air: Where shall I seek the charming fair? (Acis)
Act I: Recitative: Stay, shepherd, stay! (Damon) - Air: Shepherd, what art thou pursuing? (Damon)
Act I: Recitative: Lo, here my love, turn, Galatea (Acis) - Air: Love in her eyes sits playing (Acis)
Act I: Recitative: Oh! didst thou know the pains of absent love (Galatea) - Air: As when the dove laments her love (Galatea)
Act I: Duet: Happy we! (Acis, Galatea)
Act II: Mourn, all ye muses! (Chorus)
Act II: Must I my Acis still bemoan (Galatea, Chorus)
Act II: Recitative: 'Tis done! (Galatea) - Air: Heart, the seat of soft delight (Galatea)
Act II: Galatea, dry thy tears (Chorus)
Kyrie
Gloria
Credo
Sanctus
Benedictus
Agnus Dei
Part I: Sinfonia: Largo
Part I: Di doni celesti la Grazia diletta (Chorus)
Part I: Recitative: Peccai, mio Dio, peccai (Peccatore contrito)
Part I: Aria: Spargi in me (Peccatore contrito)
Part I: Recitative: Giunse al trono soprano (La Misericordia)
Part I: Aria: Se dolente un di si pente (La Misericordia)
Part I: Recitative: Vieni, La Grazia, io sono (La Grazia)
Part I: Aria: Corre alonda, chel'alletta (La Grazia)
Part I: Recitative: S'egli e ver (Peccatore ostinato)
Part I: Aria: Stringe il nume le irate saette (Peccatore ostinato)
Part I: Recitative: Taci, taci, alma ingrata (La Misericordia)
Part I: Aria: Dio pietoso, Dio clemente (La Giustizia)
Part I: Recitative: No, non temer (Demonio)
Part I: Aria: Puoi peccar quanto tu vuoi (Demonio)
Part I: Recitativo accompagnato: O di spirto rubello arte mali gna e real (Peccatore contrito)
Part I: Aria: Non t'amo per il ciel (Peccatore contrito)
Part I: Recitative: Se ugualmente cortese (Peccatore ostinato)
Part I: Aria: No, la Grazia non ti manca (La Misericordia)
Part II: Recitative: Contrito peccatore (Peccatore ostinato)
Part II: Duetto: Contro di me favella la colpa (Peccatore contrito)
Part II: Recitativo accompagnato: Signor, per quel tuo sangue (La Misericordia)
Part II: Aria: So, che piace a gli occhi tuoi (La Misericordia)
Part II: Recitative: Ci accolse iddio (Peccatore contrito)
Part II: Di salute e purita questo e'l fonte (Chorus)
Part I: Introduzione
Part I: Recitative: Prinicipe a te ritorno apportatore (Silve, Oreb)
Part I: Aria: Quasi locuste che intorno (Oreb)
Part I: Recitative: Ma forse disperati (Oreb, Silve)
Part I: Aria: Quell'aura lusinghiera (Silve)
Part I: Recitative: Padre non piu vana (Gedeone)
Part I: Aria: Tu se'il minore de tuoi fratelli (Joas)
Part I: Recitative: Signor del popol tutto (Fara, Gedeone, Sichemi, Joas)
Part I: Aria: Mi vegga, oh Dio (Sichemi)
Part I: Recitative: In qual dubbio d'affetti (Joas, Sichemi)
Part I: Aria: Di nemico sangue il compo (Fara)
Part I: Aria: Odo le strida, gia vaggo il volto (Sichemi)
Part I: Recitative: Oh Dio, che troppo sono potenti (Sichemi, Gedeone)
Part I: Recitative: D'una dolce speranza (Gedeone)
Part I: Aria: Cadranno i Lupi fieri (Gedeone)
Part I: Adagio: A quella omnipotente man (Joas, Sichemi, Gedeone)
Part I: Signor, le tue minacce noi provammo (Chorus)


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