Monday, August 26, 2013
Johann Adolf Hasse was born in 1699 in Bergedorf Germany to a family of church musicians. His musical repertoire spans a range from church music to symphonies and operas. He started his musical career as a singer prior to embarking on his career as a composer. Hasse married Faustina Bordoni, an an Italian mezzo-soprano in 1730 and spent a great deal of his musical career in what is today Italy. Hasse had a long career as a court composer in Dresden as well as Vienna. Married to Faustina Bordoni an Italian mezzo-soprano, hasse spent a great deal of his life in what today Is Italy. Following are some selections from Hasse.