Ladies First! Opera arias by Joseph Haydn

Combattimento Consort Amsterdam

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

The operas of Joseph Haydn are far less known today than those of his contemporaries Christoph Willibald von Gluck (1714 – 1787) and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 -1791). In 1790 Haydn was generally considered the most famous composer of his age, but the relative obscurity of his operas in comparison with his other works today was also the case in the 18th century. How is it possible that Haydn’s operas are still relatively unknown, despite a remark Empress Maria Theresia expressed upon hearing Haydn’s L’ Infeldelta Delusa in 1773; “If I want to hear good opera, I am going to Esterhaza!” 
Between 1761 and 1790 Haydn was in the employment of Prince Paul von Esterhazy and his son and successor Prince Nikolaus, both  passionate music lovers. From 1766 onwards, Haydn wrote, in addition to composing chamber music and symphonies, four Italian comedies, six German Singspiele and numerous Italian operas for his employers of the Esterhazy dynasty. Furthermore he also supervised all musical activities at the court including yearly performances of more than 150 operas, many composed by his contemporaries. As Kapellmeister Haydn was not only responsible for musical direction of the operas but also for staging, contracting the singers and occasionally writing an extra aria as required, like the aria “Quando la rosa”. This aria was included in the performance of Guiseppe Anfossi’s opera La Metilde Ritrovata (1773).

Tracklist

1.
Scena di Berenice- Hob. XXIVa-10
12:17
2.
Armida- Hob. XXIVa-10
05:41
3.
L'anima del filosofo- Hob. XXVIII-13
00:48
4.
L'anima del filosofo- Hob. XXVIII-13
02:25
5.
L'anima del filosofo- Hob. XXVIII-13
03:05
6.
Arianna a Naxos- Hob. XXVIb-2
18:02
7.
L'isola disabitata- Hob. XXVIII-9
07:31
8.
L'isola disabitata- Hob. XXVIII-9
04:18
9.
L'infedelta delusa- Hob. XXVIII-5
05:00
10.
La Methilde ritrovata- Hob. XXXIVb-3
01:57
11.
L'infedelta delusa- Hob. XXVIII-5
02:03

Total time: 01:03:07

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Original Recording Format

Cables

Siltech

Digital Converters

DCS AD/DA

Mastering Equipment

Avalon Acoustic

Microphones

Sonodore

Producer

Bert van der Wolf

Recording Engineer

Bert van der Wolf

Recording location

Singelkerk, Amsterdam Holland

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Recording Software

Pyramix

SKU

CC72622

Release Date October 10, 2015
SKU CC72622

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