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Music of the Augustan Age

Dresden Recordings

Johann Adolf Hasse

Cleofide Capriccio (Full price) (LP) C27 193/6 (four records), (Cassette) CC27 193/6, (LP) 10 193/6 (four discs: 231 minutes: DDD)

Emma Kirkby (soprano) Cleofide, Agnes Mellon (soprano) Erissena, Derek Lee Ragin (alto) Poro, Dominique Visse (alto) Alessandro, Randall K. Wong (soprano) Gandarte, David Cordier (alto) Timagene, Cappella Coloniensis/William Christie
Notes, text and translation included.

Capriccio 10193/6
Il cantico de' tre fanciulli - Bongiovanni 2283

Stefania Donzelli (soprano), Silvia Bossa (soprano), Ilia Aramayo Sandivari (mezzo soprano), Gianluca Belfiori Doro (countertenor), Alan Ewing (bass), Ars Cantica, Collegium Musica Rara Stuttgart/Arnold Bosman

Bongiovanni 2283
Piramo e Tisbe - Capriccio (Full price) (CD) 60043-2 (2CDs: 124 minutes: DDD)

Barbara Schlick (soprano) Piramo, Ann Monoyios (soprano) Tisbe, Wilfried Jochens (tenor) Father, La Stagione/Michael Schneider
Texts and translations included

Capriccio 60043/4
Piramo e Tisbe - Mondo Musica MM10100 2CDs 97:50

Marina Bolgan (soprano), Svetlana Svorodova (mezzo-soprano), Emanuele Giannino (baritone), Academia di San Rocco, Venice/Mario Merigo

Mondo Musica MM10100
Piramo e Tisbe - Koch Schwann (Full price) (CD) 310882 (2CDs: 109 minutes: DDD)

Barbara Schlick (soprano) Piramo, Suzanne Gari (soprano) Tisbe, Michel Lecocq (tenor) Father, Capella Clementina/Helmut Müller-Brühl

Koch Schwann 310882
Larinda e Vanesio - Bongiovanni 2137

Silvia Piccolo (soprano), Giorgio Gatti (baritone), Catania Baroque Orchestra/Salvatore Carchiolo

Bongiovanni 2137
La Serva Scaltra - Berlin Classics 9114
  • La Serva Scaltra by Johann Adolf Hasse
  • La Serva Padrona by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

Brigitte Eisenfeld (soprano), Reiner Süss (bass), Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra/Olmar Suitner

Berlin Classics 9114
La Serva Scaltra - Bongiovanni 2101

Bernadette Lucarini (soprano), Giorgio Gatti (baritone), Sassari Symphony Orchestra Intrumental Group/Gabriele Catalucci

Bongiovanni 2101
La Contadina - Harmonia Mundi (Full price) HMC 905244 (70'28)
  • Johann Adolf Hasse:
  • Sinfonia
  • Ouverture d'Astarto (1726)
  • La Contadina
  • Michele Mascitti (1664 - 1760): Concerto op.7 n°3 à sei stromenti (1727)

Graciela Oddone (soprano), Lorenzo Regazzo (baritone), Ensemble Arcadia/Attilio Cremonesi

Harmonia Mundi HMC 905244
Songs Of Love And War - Dorian (Full price) (CD) DOR90104 (64 minutes: DDD)
  • Cantata: Pastorelle che piangete by Johann Adolph Hasse
  • Amor ch'attendi? by Giulio Caccini
  • Amarilli by Giulio Caccini
  • Amarilli from Egerton Manuscript 2971
  • Cantata a voce sopra la Passacaglia by Giovanni Felice Sances
  • Cantata a voce sopra la Ciaccona by Giovanni Felice Sances
  • Lamento d'Arianna by Claudio Monteverdi
  • Caduca fiamma by Giulio Caccini
  • Cantata:La Lucrezia by George Frideric Handel
  • Toccata 8 (Book 2) by Girolamo Frescobaldi

Julianne Baird (soprano), Colin Tilney (harpsichord), Myron Lutzke (cello)
Texts and translations included

Dorian DOR90104
Konzert mit Glasharfe - FSM Adagio (Full price) (CD) FCD91233 (66 minutes: ADD)
  • Cantata: L'Armonico by Johann Adolph Hasse
  • Grand solo by Antonín Reicha
  • Fantaisie by Johann Tomasek
  • Sonata #9 by Johann Naumann
  • Andantino KV 236 by Wolfgang Mozart

Edith Wiens (soprano), Stuttgart Pro Musica Orchestra/Paul Angerer
Texts and translations included

FSM FCD91233
Arias for Countertenor - Capriccio (Full price) (CD) 10416 (57 minutes: DDD)

  • Artaserse: Palido il sole by Johann Adolf Hasse
  • Orfeo ed Euridice: Che farò senza Euridice? by Christoph Willibald Gluck
  • Rinaldo, HWV 7 (excerpts) by George Frideric Handel
  • Ascanio in Alba, K 111 (excerpts) by Wolfgang Mozart
  • Telemaco (excerpts) by Christoph Willibald Gluck
  • Linda di Chamounix: Per sua madre andò una figlia by Gaetano Donizetti
  • Tancredi (excerpts) by Gioachino Rossini

Jochen Kowalski (countertenor), Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra/Heinz Fricke
Texts and translations included

Capriccio 10416
Berlin Opera Composers - Capriccio (Full price) (LP) C27127, (Cassette) CC27127, (CD) 10113 (59 minutes: DDD)

Jochen Kowalski (countertenor), Berlin Chamber Orchestra/Max Pommer.
Texts included

Arias from Berlin's Operatic History - Berlin Classics BC10502

or Berlin Classics 0013272BC
  • Rodelinda, Regina De'Longobardi: Pompe vane di morte - Se a questa vita by Carl Heinrich Graun
  • Polifemo: Voi del ciel numi clementi by Giovanni Bononcini
  • Griselda: Per la gloria d'adoravi by Giovanni Bononcini)
  • Artaserse: Sulle sponde del torbide lete by Carl Heinrich Graun
  • Cleopatra e Cesare: Cortese il cielo non puo donare by Carl Heinrich Graun
  • Flavius Bertaridus, Konig Der Longobarden: Lieto suono di trombe guerriere by Georg Philipp Telemann
  • Lucio Papirio Dittatore: All'onor mio rifletti by Johann Adolf Hasse
  • La Clemenza di Tito: Tardi s'avvedde d'un tradimento by Johann Adolf Hasse
  • Il re pastore - Serenata - Fatto per L' Arrivo - Della Regina Madre: Sulle più belle piante by King of Prussia Frederick II
  • Achille in Sciro: Del terreno, nel centro profondo by Johann Friedric Agricola

Berlin Chamber Orchestra/Max Pommer

Berlin Classics BC10502
Berlin Classics 0013272BC
Arie Antiche - Nimbus (Full price) (CD) NI5102 (46 minutes: DDD)

Includes Ritornerai fra poco

Alfredo Kraus (tenor), Jose Tordesillas (piano)
Texts and translations included

Nimbus NI5102
Arias - Berlin Classics 0093822BC
  • Tito Vespasiano: Tardi s'avvedde d'un tradimento by Johann Adolf Hasse
  • Flavius Bertaridus, TWV 21 #27: Lieto suono di trombe guerriere by Georg Philipp Telemann
  • Artaserse: Sulle sponde del torbido lete by Carl Heinrich Graun
  • Achille in Sciro: Del terreno, nel centro profondo by Johann Friedric Agricola
  • Stabat Mater by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
  • Salve Regina in C minor by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
  • Geist und Seele wird verwirret, BWV 35 (excerpts) by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Gott soll allein mein Herze haben, BWV 169 (excerpt) by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, HWV 55 (excerpts) by George Frideric Handel

Jochen Kowalski (countertenor), Berlin Chamber Orchestra/Max Pommer
(also C.P.E. Bach Chamber Orchestra/Hartmut Haenchen, Berlin Comic Opera Orchestra/Rolf Reuter)

Berlin Classics 0093822BC
Metastasio's Kings and Heroes - Agora Musica AG082

Arias from:
  • Catone in Utica by Leonardo Vinci
  • Siroe, ré di Persia by Leonardo Vinci
  • Temistocle by Niccolo Jommelli
  • L'Olimpiade by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
  • Il Ruggiero ovvero L'eroica gratitudine by Johann Adolf Hasse
  • Tito Vespasiano by Johann Adolf Hasse
  • Olimpiade by Leonardo Leo

Ernesto Palacio (tenor), Salieri Chamber Orchestra/Tamás Pál

Agora Musica AG082
Antonio e Cleopatra - CBC SMCD5233
  • Antonio e Cleopatra: Morte col fiero aspetto, Quel candido armellino, and Un sol tuo sospiro by Johann Adolf Hasse
  • Cesare e Cleopatra: Tra le procelle assorto, Se avvien che si posi, and Sento mio dolce amore by Carl Heinrich Graun
  • Giulio Cesare, HWV 17: V'adoro pupille, E pur cosi in un giorno, and Piangerò la sorte mia by George Frideric Handel
  • Cleopatra: Was ist der Liebe Brauch, Gute Nacht, and The Death of Cleopatra by Johann Mattheson

Isabel Bayrakdarian (soprano), Tafelmusik/Jeanne Lamon

CBC SMCD5233
Arias For Farinelli - Harmonia Mundi CD & Multichannel Hybrid SACD HMA901778
  • Artaserse: Or la nube procellosa & Per questo dolce amplesso by Johann Adolf Hasse
  • Orfeo: Dall'amor più sventurato by Nicolo Porpora
  • Idaspe: Ombra fedele anch'io & Qual guerriero in campo armato by Riccardo Broschi
  • Merope: Quell' usignolo by Gerolamo Giacomelli
  • Adriano in Siria: Mancare Dio mi sento by Gerolamo Giacomelli
  • Concerto a quattro no 4 in C minor by Baldassare Galuppi
  • Polifemo: Oh volesser gli Dei… Dolci freschi aurette by Nicolo Porpora

Vivica Genaux (mezzo soprano), Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin/René Jacobs

Harmonia Mundi HMA901778
Farinelli and his Time - EMI (Full price) (CD) CDC5 55250-2 (73 minutes: DDD)

Includes: Artaserse - Pallido il sole
Aris Christofellis (alto), Seicentonovecento Ensemble / Flavio Colusso.

EMI CDC555250-2
The Age of the Castrato - EMI (Full price) (CD) CDC555259-2 (58 minutes: DDD)

Includes: Artaserse - Per questo dolce amplesso and: Orfeo - Son pastorello amante.
Aris Christofellis (alto), Instrumental Ensemble.

EMI CDC555259-2
Requiem & Miserere - Opus 111 (Full price) (CD) OPS30-80 (74 minutes: DDD) reissued as "Tête à Tête" Naïve OPS20004
  • Requiem in C Major
  • Miserere in E minor

Greta de Reyghère (soprano), Susanna Moncayo von Hase (contralto), Ian Honeyman (tenor), Dirk Snellings (bass), Il Fondamento Chorus and Orchestra / Paul Dombrecht.
Texts and translations

Naïve OPS20004
Requiem in C Major - Adda (Full price) (CD) 590069 (46 minutes: DDD)

Mireille Patrois (soprano), Elizabeth McCormack (mezzo soprano), Vincent Darras (alto), Gilles Ragon (tenor), Jean-Claude Saragosse (bass), Paris Sorbonne Chorus and Orchestra/Jacques Grimbert
Text included.

Adda 590069
Mass in G minor - Berlin Classics (Full price) (CD) BC1006-2 (63 minutes: DDD)

Dagmar Schellenberger (soprano), Axel Kohler (alto), Ralph Eschrig (tenor), Egbert Junghanns (bass), Thüringen Academy Chorus, Virtuosi Saxoniae / Ludwig Guttler with Friedrich Kircheis (org).Text and translation included.
"A rewarding and enjoyable release for anyone prepared to discover more about eighteenth century choral music" LK. Gramophone Magazine

Berlin Classics BC1006-2
Mass in D minor - Capriccio 10570
  • Mass in D minor by Johann Adolf Hasse
  • Requiem in E Flat Major by Johann David Heinichen

Mária Zádori (soprano), Lena Susanne Norin (alto), Hans Jörg Mammel (tenor), Klaus Mertens (bass), Rheinische Kantorei, Das Kleine Konzert/Hermann Max

Capriccio 10570
Miserere in C minor / Zelenka: Missa dei Filli - Raum Klang 9702
  • Miserere in C minor by Johann Adolf Hasse
  • Missa dei Filli by Jan Dismas Zelenka

Kai Wessel (alto), Heike Hallaschka (soprano), Schiller (bass), Ullmann (tenor), Dresden Chamber Choir and Dresden Baroque Orchestra/Hans-Christoph Rademann conductor

Raum Klang 9702
Miserere - Capriccio 10557CD
  • Miserere in C minor by Johann Adolf Hasse
  • Miserere in C minor, ZWV 57 by Jan Dismas Zelenka
  • Magnificat in A Major by Johann David Heinichen
  • Verwundrung, Mitlied, Furcht und Schrecken by Gottfried August Homilius

Rheinische Kantorei, Dormagener Jugendkantorei, Das Kleine Konzert/Hermann Max

Capriccio 10557
Laudate pueri - Carus Verlag 83.136

Hallaschka, Bonhoff, Cordier, St. Barbara Choir Geesthacht, Hasse Chamber Orchestra/Wolfgang Hochstein

Carus Verlag 83.136
Salve regina (1744) - Hyperion CDA66875 (77 minutes: DDD)
  • Salve regina in A major by Johann Adolf Hasse
  • Su le sponde del Tebro by Alessandro Scarlatti
  • Infirmata vulnerata by Alessandro Scarlatti
  • Oh di Betlemme altera povertà "Cantata pastorale" by Alessandro Scarlatti
  • Salve Regina by Domenico Scarlatti

James Bowman (countertenor), King's Consort/Robert King
Texts and translations included

Hyperion CDA66875
Salve regina - Archiv 453435-2AH (Full price) (CD) (72 minutes: DDD)
  • Cleofide: Sinfonia in D Major
  • Cleofide: Overture
  • Salve Regina A Major
  • Sinfonie Op. 3 #5 F Major
  • Chori angelici laetantes in C Major
  • Fugue and Grave in G minor
  • Salve regina in E Flat Major

Barbara Bonney (soprano), Bernarda Fink (contralto), Musica Antiqua Cologne/Reinhard Goebel
Texts and translations included

Archiv 453435-2
Mottetti Virtuosi - Opus 111 (Full price) (CD) OPS30-100 (66 minutes: DDD)
  • Gentes barbarae
  • Tartarae turbae
  • Alta nubes illustrata
  • Salve regina in A
  • Salve regina in G

Monique Zanetti (soprano), Jennifer Lane (mezzo soprano), Le Parlement de Musique/Martin Gester
Texts and translations included

Opus 111 OPS30-100
La conversione di Sant'Agostino - Capriccio (Full price) (CD) 10389/90 (2CDs: 104 minutes: DDD)

Axel Köhler (countertenor), Ralf Popken (countertenor), Robert Wörle (tenor), Gotthold Schwarz (bass), Mechthild Georg (mezzo soprano), Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus, Academy for Ancient Music Berlin / Marcus Creed. Text and translation included.

Capriccio 10389/90
La conversione di Sant'Agostino - Agora Musica AG166 2CDs

Sonia Zaramella, Antonella D'Amico, Vito Martino, Roberto Balconi, Giovanni Guerini, Michelangelo Lapolla, Verdi Orchestra of Milan/Paolo Vaglieri

Agora AG166
I Pellegrini al sepolcro di nostro Signore (Pilgrims at the Tomb of Our Lord) - Virgin Classics VCD545329-2

Rachel Elliot (soprano), Valérie Gabail (soprano), Gérard Lesne (alto), Michael Chance (alto), Peter Harvey (bass), Il Seminario Musicale/Gérard Lesne

Virgin Classics VCD545329-2
Cantatas - Ades (Full price) (CD) 20193-2 (60 minutes: DDD)
  • La danza, "Ah Nice, ah gia rosseggia"
  • Il ciclope, "Deh tacete una volta"

Veronique Dietschy (soprano), Alain Zaepffel (alto), Gradiva Ensemble.
Texts included. Recorded in association with Fondation France Telecom.

Ades 20193-2
Italian Cantatas - Hungaroton HCD31843
  • Se il cantor trace, oh Dio
  • Per palesarti appieno
  • Euridice e Orfeo
  • Clori, Clori, mia vita
  • Bell'aurora

Mária Zádori (soprano), Noémi Kiss (soprano), Eva Lax (mezzo soprano), Affetti Musicali/János Malina

Hungaroton HCD31843
Cantatas, Ballads and Sonatas - CRD 3488 (Full price) (CD) (75 minutes: DDD)
  • Quel vago seno, o Fille
  • Fille dolce, mio bene
  • La conversione di Sant' Agostino-Ah Dio, ritornate
  • Four Venetian ballads
  • Trio Sonata in B minor, Op. 2 #6
  • Keyboard Sonata in C minor, Op. 7 #6

Julianne Baird (soprano), Nancy Hadden (flute), Erin Headley (va da gamba), Malcolm Proud (harpsichord)
Texts and translations included

CRD 3488
Cantatas & Chamber Music - Dabringhaus & Grimm Gold MDG3090944-2
  • Bella, mi parto, oh Dio
  • Ah troppo è ver! Quell'amoroso ardore
  • Se il cantor trace, oh Dio
  • Concerto for Mandolin, Strings and Basso Continuo in G Major
  • Sonata for Keyboard in C Major
  • Trio Son for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo in G Major

Kai Wessel (countertenor), Musica Alta Ripa

Dabringhaus & Grimm Gold MDG3090944-2
Pearls from Poland - 18th-Century Polish Miniatures - Olympia (Full price) (CD) OCD382 (60 minutes: DDD)

Includes King of Poland's March (arr orch)
Warsaw Chamber Orchestra/Marek Sewen

Olympia OCD382
Sonatas & Trio Sonatas - Chandos Chaconne 711
  • Sonata #4 in G Major for Oboe and Basso Continuo
  • Sonata #1 in E minor for 2 Oboe, Violin and Basso Continuo
  • Solo in E minor for Violin and Basso Continuo, Op. 5 #5
  • Solo in G Major for Oboe and Basso Continuo, Op. 2
  • Trio Sonata in F Major for Oboe, Violin and Basso Continuo
  • Sonata #6 in D Major for Oboe, Violin and Basso Continuo

Alessandro Piqué (oboe), Christian Leitherer (chalumeau), Margarete Adorf (violin), Epoca Barocca

Chandos Chaconne 711
Sonatas for 2 Flutes, 2 Violins & Continuo Op. 2 - Nuova Era Ancient Music 7176
  • Trio Sonata in E minor, Op. 2/ 1
  • Trio Sonata in C Major, Op. 2/ 2
  • Trio Sonata in A Major, Op. 2/ 3
  • Trio Sonata in G Major, Op. 2/ 4
  • Trio Sonata in E Major, Op. 2/ 5
  • Trio Sonata in D Major, Op. 2/ 6

Massimo Gentili-Tedeschi (flute), Andrea Primiani (flute), Dario Luisi (violin), Susanne Scholz (violin), Nicola Moneta (violone), Fabio Storino (cello), Guy Delvaux (harpsichord), Artificii Musicali

Trombone & Organ - Koch Schwann (Full price) (CD) 310992 (41 minutes: DDD)
  • Suite by Johann Adolf Hasse
  • Sonata, Op. 8a #9 by Willem De Fesch
  • Sonata, Op. 8a #12 by Willem De Fesch
  • Sonata for Cello and Continuo in B flat, RV47 by Antonio Vivaldi

Armin Rosin (trombone), Franz Lehrndorfer (organ)

Koch Schwann 310992
Concerto for Flute and Strings - Chandos Chaconne (Full price) (CD) CHAN0535 (55 minutes: DDD)
  • Concerto for Flute, Strings and Basso Continuo in G Major by Johann Adolf Hasse
  • Concerto for Flute in D Major by Johan Joachim Agrell
  • Concertos for Flute in A major & D Major by Johann Adolph Scheibe

Irene Spranger (flute), Concerto Copenhagen/Andrew Manze

Chandos Chaconne CHAN0535
Baroque Flute Concertos - Capriccio 10119
  • Concerto for Flute & Orchestra by Johann David Heinichen
  • Concerto for Flute & Orchestra, No 116 in D Major by Johann Joachim Quantz
  • Concerto for Flute, 2 Violins, Viola & Continuo in B Minor (Dresden Version) by Johann Adolf Hasse
  • Concerto for Flute, Strings & Continuo (original version with theorbo) in E Minor by Pierre-Gabriel Buffardin

Dresden Baroque Soloists/Eckhart Haupt

Capriccio 10119
6 Organ Concertos - Hungaraton 31738
  • Concerto for Keyboard #1 in F Major
  • Concerto for Keyboard #2 in G Major
  • Concerto for Keyboard #3 in G Major
  • Concerto for Keyboard #4 in D Major
  • Concerto for Keyboard #5 in F Major
  • Concerto for Keyboard #6 in D Major

János Sebestyén (organ)

Hungaraton 31738
Eighteenth-century Keyboard Works - Capriccio (Full price) (CD) 10424 (70 minutes: DDD)
  • Andantino con variazioni by Johann Friedrich Fasch
  • Diverses pièces for Keyboard, Op. 1 (excerpts) by Johann Abraham P. Schulz
  • Sonata for Keyboard in E Flat Major by Johann Adolf Hasse
  • Sonata for Keyboard in D minor by Carl Heinrich Graun
  • Pieces for Keyboard, Wq 117 (excerpts) by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach

Christine Schornsheim (harpsichord & fortepiano)

Capriccio 10424
Annies Song and Other Galway Favourites - BMG/RCA Victor 60747
  • Tambourin by Johann Adolf Hasse

James Galway (flute), National Philharmonic Orchestra London/Charles Gerhardt

RCA Victor 60747

Copyright ©, David Charlton & Classical Net, 1996-2005.

Johann David Heinichen
Antonio Lotti
Johann Georg Pisendel
Giovanni Alberto Ristori
Francesco Maria Veracini
Sylvius Leopold Weiss
Jan Dismas Zelenka

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