Ensemble – Choeur et Orchestre de Paris Sorbonne. Mezzo-soprano Vocals – Elizabeth MC Cormack. Production Manager – Jean-Marie Houdayer. Recording Supervisor – Julien Azaïs. Soprano Vocals – Mireille Patrois. Technician – Judith Henderson. Tenor Vocals – Gilles Ragon. Recorded: 10-12 March 1991, Grand Amphithéatre de la Sorbonne, Paris.
Johann (Adolph) Hasse Composer. Mireille Patrois (sop). Elizabeth McCormack (mez). Vincent Darras (alto). Jean-Claude Saragosse (bass). Jacques Grimbert Conductor. Paris Sorbonne Chorus. Paris Sorbonne Orchestra. Author: Nicholas Anderson. Considering the substantial quantity of his music and the great reputation which he enjoyed as a composer in his lifetime, it is perhaps surprising to find Hasse so ill-represented on disc. Apart from his opera Cleofide (Capriccio, 2/88), a couple or so other works and now this new issue,.
The Orchestre Lamoureux (pronounced ) officially known as the Société des Nouveaux-Concerts and also known as the Concerts Lamoureux) is an orchestral concert society which once gave weekly concerts by its own orchestra, founded in Paris by Charles Lamoureux in 1881.
Vincent Darras has performed with ensembles such as Les Arts Florissants, la Chapelle Royale, the Monteverdi Choir, l'Ensemble William Byrd, l'ensemble Akâdemia. With the Monteverdi Choir, along with a number of concerts, he took part in the recording of Buxtehude Membra Jesu Nostri and Bach Trauer Ode with Sir John Eliot Gardiner. He also recorded Bach’s motet Jesu meine Freude in a version with five solo voices conducted by Philippe Herreweghe, and François Couperin’s 3rd Leçon de Ténèbres together with René Jacobs. Prix Régional du Conservatoire National de Région de Lille, Vincent Darras est diplômé de la Royal Academy of Music de Londres. Il a étudié avec Michael Chance et Sylvia Beamish. Après l'avoir entendu en audition, le regretté chef d'orchestre anglais Richard Hickox dit: "C'est le plus beau son que j'aie jamais entendu.