Johann Adolf Hasse

Biography

Born: March 25, 1699; Bergedorf, Germany   Died: December 16, 1783; Venice, Italy  
Though today almost completely eclipsed by his contemporary George Frideric Handel, in his day Johann Adolf Hasse was revered as one of the most successful opera composers in either Italy or the provinces of Germany. The grandson of a German burgomeister, Hasse studied in Hamburg and began an operatic career at an early age. His rich tenor voice earned him a position serving the court of Brunswick, and he produced his first opera there at the age Read more of 21 (Antioco, 1721). The same year he began a tour of Italy, including Venice, Bologna, Florence, and Rome. He settled for at least six years in Naples, where he studied composition with Alessandro Scarlatti and churned out several more operas. In 1730, Hasse was in Venice, writing his first opera (Artaserse) in collaboration with the greatest Italian dramatist of the century, Pietro Metastasio, who would later provide Mozart with several libretti. In the same momentous year, Hasse married a celebrated Italian soprano, and accepted a position as chapelmaster for Dresden.

The following years found Hasse dividing his time between Venice, Dresden, and the Hapsburg capital of Vienna. J.S. Bach and his son heard Hasse's first Dresden opera Cleofide of 1731, while his wife sang his works for the royalties of Vienna, Saxony, and Holstein. His sacred music began to appear in Venice. Though his time was divided between Dresden and the Italian courts, he gave his German patrons large numbers of opera seria and oratorios during each stay. The 1740s proved a pivotal decade in Hasse' growing relationship with Metastasio; by 1761 Hasse had composed operas on all but one of the poet's lifelong output of libretti. Hasse also deepened his ties with Prussian ruler Frederick the Great, himself an amateur musician. Hasse's operas and oratorios filled the theaters of Dresden, Naples, Venice, Vienna, and even Warsaw, while his cantatas thrilled the Hapsburg court and his later flute music invaded Berlin. Yet the prolific composer had long suffered from attacks of gout. By 1772 or 1773 he, his wife Faustina, and their two daughters retired to a home in Venice. The Italians welcomed him; he continued to compose, especially sacred music, and to revise earlier compositions. But Faustina died late in 1781, and Il caro Sassone finally followed her two years later. Read less
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    Hasse: Artaserse
    Label: Dynamic   Catalog: DYN-37715 Release Date: 02/26/2016   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Adolf Hasse
    Performer:  Antonio Giovannini,  Rosa Bove,  Maria Grazia Schiavo,  Franco Fagioli  ... 
    Conductor:  Corrado Rovaris
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Barocco Of The Orchestra Internazionale D'italia
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    Baroque Divas
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002415802 Release Date: 11/20/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giovanni Bononcini,  Antonio Caldara,  Christoph W. Gluck,  Johann Adolf Hasse  ... 
    Performer:  Mary-Ellen Nesi,  Romina Basso,  Vivica Genaux,  Sonia Prina
    Conductor:  George Petrou
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Armonia Atenea
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    Baroque, Classical and Modern Arias & Scenes for Countertenor / Bejun Mehta
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 2908736 Release Date: 10/09/2015   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Tommaso Traetta,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Johann Adolf Hasse,  Johann Christian Bach  ... 
    Performer:  Bejun Mehta,  Rosemary Joshua,  Julius Drake
    Conductor:  René Jacobs
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin,  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus,  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
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    Vivica Genaux - Arias
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 552542 Release Date: 09/25/2015   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel,  Johann Adolf Hasse,  Gaetano Donizetti,  Gioachino Rossini  ... 
    Performer:  Vivica Genaux
    Conductor:  Bernard Labadie,  John Nelson,  Fabio Biondi
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Violons du Roy,  Paris Orchestral Ensemble,  Europa Galante
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    The 5 Countertenors
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002295102 Release Date: 05/04/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Niccolò Jommelli,  Nicolo Porpora,  Baldassare Galuppi,  George Frideric Handel  ... 
    Performer:  Valer Sabadus,  Xavier Sabata,  Max Emanuel [Countertenor Vocal] Cencic,  Yuriy [Countertenor Vocal] Mynenko  ... 
    Conductor:  George Petrou
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Armonia Atenea
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    Hasse, Telemann, Vivaldi, J. Stamitz, Cimarosa: Concertos for 2 Flutes and Orchestra
    Label: Tuxedo Music   Catalog: 1057 Release Date: 04/07/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Domenico Cimarosa,  Johann Adolf Hasse,  Anton Stamitz,  Georg Philipp Telemann  ... 
    Performer:  Gottfried Hechtl,  Camillo Wanausek
    Conductor:  Kurt Rapf
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Chamber Orchestra
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    Venetian Christmas / Gester, Arte Dei Suonatori
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 2089 Release Date: 01/13/2015   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  Fulgenso Perotti,  Johann Adolf Hasse,  Giuseppe Torelli
    Performer:  Ewa Golinska,  Ruby Hughes,  Komale Akakpo
    Conductor:  Martin Gester
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arte Dei Suonatori
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    Hasse: Siroe, Re di Persia / Cencic, Lezhneva, Petrou
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002207402 Release Date: 12/09/2014   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Adolf Hasse,  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Lauren Snouffer,  Franco Fagioli,  Mary-Ellen Nesi,  Max Emanuel Cencic  ... 
    Conductor:  George Petrou
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Armonia Atenea
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    James Galway - The Complete RCA Album Collection
    Label: Rca   Catalog: 302633 Release Date: 09/16/2014   Number of Discs: 73
    Composer:  Arthur Smith,  Various,  Traditional,  Stan Lebowsky  ... 
    Performer:  James Galway,  Sylvia,  Marisa Robles,  Phillip Moll  ... 
    Conductor:  Claudio Scimone,  Sir Neville Marriner,  Jörg Faerber,  Eduardo Mata  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Solisti Veneti,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Galway Pops Orchestra  ... 
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    Rival Queens / Simone Kermes, Vivica Genaux
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 2565060 Release Date: 07/22/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giuseppe Arena,  Giovanni Bononcini,  Johann Adolf Hasse,  Geminiano Giacomelli  ... 
    Performer:  Simone [Soprano Vocal] Kermes,  Vivica Genaux
    Conductor:  Andrés Gabetta
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Gabetta
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    Hasse: Bella Mi Parto, Etc / Wessel, Musica Alta Ripa
    Label: Md&g (Dabringhaus & Grimm) Gold   Catalog: 3090944 Release Date: 06/24/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Adolf Hasse
    Performer:  Ursula Bundies,  Juris Teichmanis,  Ulrich Wedemeier,  Anne Röhrig  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Alta Ripa
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    El Maestro Farinelli / Pablo Heras-Casado
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 002037102 Release Date: 05/27/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Nicola Conforto,  José Nebra,  Nicolo Porpora,  Johann Adolf Hasse  ... 
    Performer:  Bejun [Countertenor Vocal] Mehta
    Conductor:  Pablo Heras-Casado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Cologne
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    La Prima Diva - Arie Per Faustina Bordoni / Agata Bienkowska
    Label: Tactus   Catalog: 670003 Release Date: 05/27/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Domenico Sarro,  Pietro Torri,  Giovanni Bononcini,  George Frideric Handel  ... 
    Performer:  Ira Hochman,  Agata Bienkowska
    Conductor:  Ira Hochman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barockwerk Hamburg
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    Gloria Dresdensis
    Label: Cpo   Catalog: 777782 Release Date: 04/29/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giuseppi Antonio Brescian,  Johann Georg Pisendel,  Johann Adolf Hasse,  Johann Friedrich Fasch  ... 
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    Rokoko - Hasse Opera Arias / Max Emmanuel Cencic
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 002001602 Release Date: 03/11/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Adolf Hasse
    Performer:  Max Emanuel Cencic,  Theorodos Kitsos
    Conductor:  George Petrou
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Armonia Atenea
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    Tesori di Napoli - Recorder Sonatas 1707-1733 / Rothert, Quintavalle
    Label: Hänssler Classic   Catalog: 98028 Release Date: 01/28/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Adolf Hasse,  Leonardo Leo,  Nicolo Fiorenza,  Giovanni Antonio Piani  ... 
    Performer:  Daniel Rothert,  Luca Quintavalle
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    Che Puro Ciel / Bejun Mehta, Rene Jacobs, Akademie Fur Alte Musik Berlin
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 902172 Release Date: 11/12/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Tommaso Traetta,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Johann Adolf Hasse,  Johann Christian Bach  ... 
    Performer:  Bejun Mehta
    Conductor:  René Jacobs
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy for Ancient Music Berlin,  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus
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    Ludwig Guttler: Die Jubilaums-edition
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 300549 Release Date: 10/08/2013   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Georg Philipp Telemann,  Johann Neruda,  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Johann Mathias Sperger  ... 
    Performer:  Ludwig Güttler
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    Arias For Caffarelli / Franco Fagioli
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 5333 Release Date: 09/24/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Adolf Hasse,  Leonardo Vinci,  Leonardo Leo,  Nicolo Porpora  ... 
    Performer:  Franco Fagioli
    Conductor:  Riccardo Minasi
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Pomo D'oro
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    The Virtuoso Recorder 2: Sammartini, Fiorenza, Mancini, Tartini
    Label: Cpo   Catalog: 777316 Release Date: 07/30/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giuseppe Sammartini,  Nicolo Fiorenza,  Francesco Mancini,  George Frideric Handel  ... 
    Conductor:  Michael Schneider
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cappella Academica Frankfurt
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    Easy Contest Solos, Vol. 1: Bass Clarinet
    Label: Mark Custom Recording Service,   Catalog: 50436 Release Date: 06/25/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Traditional,  César Cui,  Frank Erickson,  Willem De Fesch  ... 
    Performer:  Vic Chiodo,  Paul Hartley
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  • 22.
    J.a. Hasse: Harpsichord Sonatas
    Label: Accent   Catalog: 24255 Release Date: 05/28/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Adolf Hasse
    Performer:  Luca Guglielmi
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    Hasse: Didone Abbandonata / Hofstetter, Hofkapelle Munchen
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8660323 Release Date: 02/26/2013   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Johann Adolf Hasse
    Performer:  Theresa Holzhauser,  Valer Sabadus,  Magdalena Hinterdobler,  Maria Celeng  ... 
    Conductor:  Michael Hofstetter
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Court Orchestra
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    Label: Glossa   Catalog: 922511 Release Date: 02/26/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Michele Mascitti,  Johann Adolf Hasse
    Conductor:  Attilio Cremonesi
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Arcadia
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    Drama Queens / Joyce DiDonato
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 2654 Release Date: 11/06/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Giuseppe Maria Orlandini,  Giovanni Porta,  George Frideric Handel,  Reinhard Keiser  ... 
    Performer:  Joyce DiDonato
    Conductor:  Alan Curtis
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Il Complesso Barocco
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