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Kurt Huber (Tenor)

Born: May 4, 1937 - Zürich, Switzerland

The Swiss tenor, Kurt Huber, studied singing with Andreas Juon and at the Music Academy of Vienna, where he was a pupil of Anton Dermota.

After finishing his studies Kurt Huber began in 1968 a successful career as a concert singer, especially in oratorios and Lieder. He appeared in Hamburg, Stuttgart, Hannover and Cologne, in Copenhagen, in Zürich, Basel, Berne, Luzern and Geneva. He sang as a guest in Amsterdam, Lille, Paris and Brussels, in Frankfurt a.M., Oslo and Aarhus, in Berlin and Dresden, in Gent, Graz, Prague and in the Hague, in London, Bologna, Venice, Rome, Madrid, Lisbon, Florence, Mexico City and Buenos Aires. He participated in the festivals of Schwetzingen and at the Internationales Bachfest Schaffhausen.

Kurt Huber performed solo parts in oratorio works of J.S. Bach (Evangelist in the great Passions (BWV 244 & BWV 245), Mass in B minor (BWV 232), Weihnachts-Oratorium (BWV 248), Cantatas), George Frideric Handel (Messiah, Judas Maccabäus, Israel in Egypt, Samson, Saul, Josuah), Haydn (The Creation, The Seasons), W.A. Mozart (Requiem, Masses), L.v. Beethoven (Symphony No. 9, Missa Solemnis), Franz Liszt (Christus), Felix Mendelssohn (Eliah, Paulus), Bruckner (Masses), Dvorák (Requiem, Stabat Mater), Verdi (Requiem), Gustav Mahler, Franz Schmidt. His Lieder repertoire was just as extensive. He lived in Winterthur.

Kurt Huber’s voice can be heard on many recordings, among them on FSM/Turnabout J.S. Bach's Cantatas, Magnificats of Monteverdi and of Heinrich Schütz, Jephte and Judicium Salomonis by Carissimi, on Cantate Gesicht Jesajas by Willy Burkhard, on Mondiodisc Stabat Mater of A. Dvorák, on HMV-Electrola Lieder of Senfl, on CTS Vocal music of the 16th century.

Source: Operissimo Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (July 2001)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (July 2001); Rudolf Bayer (Photos 01-03, December 2014)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Wilfried Fischer


BWV 213, BWV 214, BWV 215

Hans Grischkat


BWV 37, BWV 43, , BWV 104, BWV 172

Diethard Hellmann


BWV 8, BWV 27, BWV 40, BWV 94, BWV 101, BWV 159

Helmuth Rilling


Duet from BWV 110

Fritz Werner


BWV 11, BWV 70, BWV 85, BWV 104, BWV 140, BWV 180

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