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Johann Adolf Hasse

Johann Adolph Hasse (baptised 25 March 1699 – 16 December 1783) was an 18th-century German composer, singer and teacher of music. Immensely popular in his time, Hasse was best known for his prolific operatic output, though he also composed a considerable quantity of sacred music. Married to soprano Faustina Bordoni and a great friend of librettist Pietro Metastasio, whose libretti he frequently set, Hasse was a pivotal figure in the development of opera seria and 18th-century music.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 15th, 1699 (Bergedorf), Died December 16th, 1783 (Venice)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CS-88945 12-in. 5/1/1935 Euristeo : Overture American Society of Ancient Instruments Instrumental ensemble composer  


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