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Sebastian Bluth (Bass-Baritone)

Born: Berlin, Germany

The German bass-baritone, Sebastian Bluth, studied singing at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin under Peter Tschaplik. He attended Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau’s Lieder Classes, and also took lessons from Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Peter Schreier. In 1992 he won a prize in the Paula Lindberg-Salomon Competition, and as a young singer he made his debut with a Lieder evening at the Feldkirch Schubertiade.

This was followed with concerts in Germany and other countries; for instance, he appeared at the Schubert Cycle of the Cologne Philharmonic, as a guest in concerts at the Gasteig in Munich, at the Berlin Philharmonie and the Konzerthaus in Berlin, and at concerts in aid of the reconstruction of the Frauenkirche in Dresden.

Sebastian Bluth has made his appearance in numerous oratorio and opera productions with the Gewandhausorchester, Thomanerchor Leipzig, and Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra. He also sang at the Kurt Weill Festival and the Potsdam Music Festival. Radio and television productions testify to the spectrum that this young singer covers. His repertoire stretches from Baroque operas like Dido and Aeneas and Age Romanticism oratorios such as Johannes BrahmsA German Requiem right through to 20th-century songs.

Sebastian Bluth's first solo CD appeared from Naxos in 1998, and contained Lieder by Robert Schumann (Dichterliebe and Liederkreis Op. 39). He won the special prize for Lieder interpretation at the 1999 ‘Meistersänger-wettbewerb’ in Nuremberg.

Regular collaboration has formed a bond between Sebastian Bluth and the Windsbacher Knabenchor, and he accompanied the ensemble on a millennium tour to Israel. They gave concerts including J.S. Bach’s E Flat Major Magnificat (BWV 243a) in Nazareth and Jerusalem.

Source: Liner notes to Rondeau CD ROP-2007 (Cantatas BWV 34, BWV 93 & BWV 100, conducted by Beringer, 2000)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (April 2001)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Conductor

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Works

Georg Christoph Biller

Bass

Radio: BWV 21

Karl Friedrich Beringer

Bass

BWV 34, BWV 93, BWV 100

Musica Baltica Rostock

Bass

BWV 82; unknown vocal works

Links to other Sites

Sebastian Bluth - Bariton (Official Website) [German]

 

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