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Donald Macleod continues his exploration of Haydn's neglected operatic masterpieces with two comedies from the 1770s - L'infedelta delusa and L'incontro improvviso. The latter features the same kind of Oriental escape storyline that Mozart was to use a few years later in his Abduction from the Seraglio.

L'infedelta delusa (Act 1 - Overture)
Magda Kalmar, Julia Paszthy (soprano)
Istvan Rozsos, Attila Fulop (tenor)
Jozsef Gregor (bass-baritone)
Liszt Ferenc Chamber Orchestra Budapest
Frigyes Sandor (conductor)
Hungaroton Classic 11832-33, Trs 2-4

L'infedelta delusa (Act 1, Sc 1 - conclusion)
Hungaroton Classic 11832-33, Trs 5-8

L'incontro improvviso (Act 1 - recit and terzetto; Rezia, Balkis and Dardane)
Linda Zoghby, Margaret Marshall (soprano)
Della Jones (mezzo-soprano)
Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne
Antal Dorati (conductor/continuo)
Philips 473 851-2, CD1, Trs 11, 12.

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