Haydn: L'anima Del Filosofo / Rapf, Handt, Hellwig, Berry, Poell

Release Date: 5/10/2011
Catalog Number: MA CD-1250(2)
Conductor: Kurt Rapf
Number of Discs: 2

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Prof. Robbins Landon writes: "L'anima del filosofo is one of Haydn's most impressive works and likewise one of the great monuments to opera seria; if it fails as opera, it fails magnificently, as did Mozart's Idomeneo. Yet despite its disability to succeed as a stage piece it rounds out, in a curious way, Haydn's activities as an operatic composer. It will no longer be possible to consider Haydn in London without L'anima del filosofo; and I think Haydn, who was the most modest and self-critical of all composers, would be satisfied with that." " "Sales Inventory
Works on This Recording
1. L'anima del filosofo, H 28 no 13 "Orfeo ed Euridice" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Judith Hellwig (Soprano), Richard Wadleigh (Voice), Herbert Handt (Tenor), Alfred Poell (Baritone), Hedda Heusser (Soprano), Walter Berry (Bass Baritone)
Conductor: Kurt Rapf
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; London, England
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