Die Feuersbrunst oder das abgebrannte Haus Marionetten-Singspiel in 2 Akten Hob.XXIXb:A Sung in German
Otto Katzameier, Andreas Karasiak, Isa Katharina Gericke, Ferdinand von Bothmer, Capella Augustina (on period instruments), Andreas Spering
•In honour of Haydn’s bicentenary CPO are delighted to present a rarely recorded work; Haydn’s two act singspiel Die Feuersbrunst oder das abgebrannte Haus (The Conflagration or The Burned House).
•Between the years of 1773 and 1779 Haydn was musical director at the court of Nikolaus Esterházy. In the summer months the Prince moved to his palace in Esterházy (now in Hungary) and commissioned Haydn to write puppet operas to entertain himself, his family and his servants.
•Die Feuersbrunst was a popular singspiel due to the comic nature of the plot, rumoured to have been written for the servants, maid and coachman at the court. It adheres to the same principles that Mozart would later adopt in The Magic Flute which made both works popular.
•This exciting new release is authentically performed on period instruments by Capella Augustina and conducted by its conductor and founder Andreas Spering. Together they specialize in historical performance practice and their major focuses are on Baroque opera and oratorio from the Viennese Classical School.
•“Andreas Spering directs effectively and draws precise playing from his orchestra” Gramophone on a previous release by Capella Augustina and Andreas Spering