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Albert Fischer (Bass-Baritone)

Born: Berlin, Germany

The German bass-baritone, Albert Fischer, was a pupil of the teachers August Iffert in Dresden and Alexander Heinemann in Berlin.

In 1908 Albert Fischer made his debut as an opera singer at the Hoftheater of Sondershausen in Thuringia. However, one year later he already gave up the stage career in favour of concert, oratorio and Lieder singing career, and participated only occasionally in concert opera performances, thus in 1933 in the title role of Barbiers von Bagdad by from Cornelius and in 1937 in a broadcast production of Bononcini's Polifem, with which he likewise appeared in the title role.

Albert Fischer unfolded however from his home-town Berlin to an extensive activity, which led him not only to the concert halls of the German music centres, but also frequently abroad. Thus he made guest appearances in 1922 in Barcelona (Matthäus-Passion (BWV 244) by J.S. Bach, 1923 in Prague, 1928 and 1933 in Basel. He appeared in 1928 in a concert at Milan's La Scala, in 1929 at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. In 1930 he undertook a big Scandinavia tour, in 1932 he appeared in Rome. He sang in 1922 in Berlin the baritone part in the premiere of the Cantata Von Deutscher Seele by Hans Pfitzner.

Apart from his concert activity, which he continued until 1942, Albert Fischer had an extensive educational activity. First he worked from 1910 to 1920 as a professor at the Konservatorium of Sondershausen, since 1923 at the Hochschule für Musik Berlin, finally at the Stern'schen Konservatorium in Berlin.

Recordings: Vox (Lieder and selections from oratorios).

 

Source: Operissimo Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (May 2005)
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Aryeh Oron (May 2005)

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BWV 70, BWV 76
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