Born: May 27, 1911 - Stuttgart, Germany
Died: October 16, 1991 - Munich, Germany
The German contralto, Lore Fischer, studied singing and violin playing at the Musikhochschule of Stuttgart. She studied singing at the Musikhochschule of Köln by Maria Philippi.
In 1934 Lore Fischer gave her first concerts and became known now as soloist in oratorios and as Lieder interpreter. She appeared in the music centres in Germany (numerous concerts in Berlin, Hamburg, Hannover, Cologne and in more cities) and abroad. Thus she gave concerts in Paris (1938 and 1941), in Warsaw (1933), in Brussels (1938 and 1939), Amsterdam (1939 and 1941), in Graz (1938), and undertook in 1956 an expanded USA tour.
In 1942 Lore Fischer got married with the violist Rudolf Nel. With him and the composer Hermann Reutter she created the Lore-Fischer-Trio, which brought above all compositions of the Baroque period to the public. She lived in München-Gräfelfing, from where she went out to her expanded concert activity. Later she was appointed as a Professor at the Musikhochschule of Stuttgart.
Lore Fischer's recordings appeared on the labels Polydor, Christschall, Concert Hall and Philips. She sang the alto solo in L.v. Beethoven’s 9th Symphony on the French label RC; also on Odeon, Eterna, Oiseau Lyre and Decca (Matthäus-Passion (BWV 244) of J.S. Bach).