JOSEPH HAYDN (1732-1809): Le Pescatrici, Hob. XXVIII/4.
Catalogue Number: 08L034
Reference: HCD 32643-44
Description: This opera semiseria, Haydn's first in the genre, was premiered in 1770 at Eszterháza. Remarkable not only for the inclusion of english horns, flutes and bassoon (the usual wind band in his operas consisted only of pairs of oboes and horns) it was probably Haydn's most important opera yet when it was produced. About a quarter of the manuscript was lost in the Eszterháza fire of 1779 and Haydn specialist H.C. Robbins Landon filled in the missing parts for the edition used here. The recording was made in 1993 at the annual Lithuanian "Haydn-Schubert Festival". No other recording is currently available. 2 CDs. No libretto. Ramuté Tumuliauskaité, Jolanta Ciurlaité (sopranos), Laima Jonutyté (contralto), Gyula Littay, Alexandr Agamirzow (tenors), Vytautas Juozapaitis (baritone), Genedij Bergorulko (bass), Choir and Orchestra of the Lithuanian Opera; Olga Géczy.