JOHANN ADOLF HASSE (1699-1783): Te deum, Regina coeli, Gloria from Mass in D Minor.
Catalogue Number: 05K034
Reference: CHE 0139-2
Description: This recording, made by East German Radio, is historic in several respects: the Mass to which the Gloria belongs and the Te deum were written for the 1751 dedication of the Catholic Hofkirche in which this recording was made; the conductor sang these works during World War II as a choirboy in Dresden and was Domkantor of the Cathedral from 1971-97; and it was made with modern instruments in a less than "authentic" style (East Germany not being on the cutting edge of period performance scholarship). Andrea Ihle (soprano), Brigitte Pfretzschner (alto), Armin Ude (tenor), Dresden Choir Boys, Dresden State Orchestra; Konrad Wagner. Original 1988 recording.