After extremely successful produced the Thilo Wolf Big Band jubilee concert in the previous year for the Wave House Studios from Fürth for television broadcast on Bavarian Radio, it was the purely logical conclusion to entrust us with another live recording of a concert. We traveled with a total of seven cameras and five camera guys to Munich in order to provide a smooth production.
This is a compilation of old-time German (Bavarian) drinking/socializing music. Not just songs but also polkas, laendlers, festive marches are included as well. Ausgezeichnet by all measures :)
One of the outstanding composers of his day, Johann Adolph Hasse was seen as possessing “the same qualities of true genius, taste and judgment” as his librettist Pietro Metastasio. Didone abbandonata represents the once hugely popular 18th-century genre of opera seria, exploring the same tragic story as Purcell’s earlier Dido and Aeneas while expanding the heroine’s conflicts between regal duties, love, and helplessness in the face of desertion.