“During this visit, these young ladies were so obliging as to sing me a salve regina, lately set by their father, in duo. It is an exquisite composition, full of grace, taste and propriety.” So wrote the english traveller charles burney in 1772. The “father” was Johann Adolf Hasse, one of the 18th century’s most famous composers – and here he is in “a delightful programme, thoughtfully put together and very well executed” (Gramophone)
“Hasse's unique combination of fire, lyricism and elegance is perfectly captured here. Bernarda Fink, however, weighs down her line with dramatic excesses, marring an otherwise commendable disc.”
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