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Donald Macleod investigates Haydn's much-neglected stage works and introduces a complete performance of his first comic opera, La canterina.

For much of his working life, Haydn lived and breathed opera and some of his best music was written for the stage. But until recently, his operas have suffered from chronic under-exposure.

Donald Macleod blows a few layers of dust from these unfairly neglected works and introduces a complete performance of Haydn's very first comic opera, La canterina.

Overture (Lo speziale)
Sachsische Staatskapelle Dresden
Giuseppe Sinopoli (conductor)
EMI Classics 7243 5 56535 2 9, Trs 4-6

La canterina - Act 1
Ingrid Kertesi, Andrea Ulbrich, Antal Pataki, Jozsef Mukk (playing on period instruments)
Capella Savaria
Pal Nemeth (conductor)
Hungaroton Classic HCD 31664, Trs 1-6

La canterina - Act 2
Ingrid Kertesi, Andrea Ulbrich, Antal Pataki, Jozsef Mukk (playing on period instruments)
Capella Savaria
Pal Nemeth (conductor)
Hungaroton Classic HCD 31664, Trs7-13.

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Mon 1 Jun 2009 22:00

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