"Johann Adolph Hasse Il Sassone (1699 - 1783) was for a number of decades the most prolific and popular composers of opera seria in Italy and German-speaking countries. He was '...a German with the musical passions of an Italian...' A close association with Metastasio and a series of important positions in the musical world meant that his works were presented in an appropriate manner in some of the major theatres of the time from London through Italy and Germany to Vienna.
The Hasse Project plans to make more of his music available through invaluable access to both autograph and copy scores of Hasse's works.
The emphasis will be on his vocal works, initially cantatas and arias, but hopefully we will include some of his major works at a later date. ... " Visit website for more information. (ed.)
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