- Frank Hauk (Harpsichord)
Notes & Reviews:
It is only in the last few years, largely as a result of the pioneering performances of the Simon Mayr Chorus and Ensemble conducted by Franz Hauk, that Mayr has come to be valued as one of the most significant composers of operatic and sacred music of his time. Il sagrifizio di Jefte (The Sacrifice of Jephtha), first performed in 1795, is a dramatic oratorio with a wealth of variety in both the vocal and instrumental writing, which foreshadows the operas to come.
American Record Guide, September/October 2013
Maestro Hauk chose his singers very well. Mezzo Stefanie Iryani is vulnerable yet strong as Seila, and bass Jochen Kupfer manages to be both imposing and agile as Jaddo, the High Priest. The orchestra is fine, and the choirs acceptable. Naxos contributes an attractive sound stage plus a booklet with notes and a helpful synopsis. As usual, you have go on-line for the libretto.
Recording information: Asamkirche Maria de Victoria, Ingolstadt, Germany (09/01/2009-09/04/2009).
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Works DetailsMayr, Simon : Il sacrifizio d'Ifigenia, opera
- Performer: Frank Hauk (Harpsichord)
- Conductor: Frank Hauk
- Ensemble: Simon Mayr Ensemble
- Notes: Asamkirche Maria de Victoria, Ingolstadt, Germany (09/01/2009-09/04/2009)
- Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
- Period Time: Romantic
- Form: Opera/Operetta
- Written: 1810