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Hans-Olaf Hudemann (Bass)

Born: August 25, 1915 - Leipzig, Germany
Died: July 7, 1984 - Heidelberg, Germany

The German bass, Hans-Olaf Hudemann, was the son of Ernst Hudemann, a well-known concert baritone. When he was ten years old he became member of the Thomanerchor Leipzig. Since 1934 he studied music science at the Universities of Freiburg and Kiel, where it also attained a doctorate. Simultaneously he trained his voice.

In 1943 Hans-Olaf Hudemann began his career as concert and oratorio singer. After World War II, he was brought to Leipzig by the Thomaskantor Günther Ramin. He undertook extended concert tours as soloist with the Thomanerchor Leipzig. He was very successful at Bachfest Leipzig, as well as in concerts in Belgium, Holland, France and in Switzerland. He was praised primarily for his art of the Bach singing, but he dedicated himself also to contemporary music works.

Since 1961 Hans-Olaf Hudemann was a lecturer at the Musikhochschule of Heidelberg. From 1957 to 1962 he was director of the master-class at the Akademie für Tonkunst in Darmstadt, and since 1972 Professor at the University of Frankfurt a.M.

Recordings: DGG, all of them Baroque music in the Archiv label (Johannes-Passion (BWV 245) by J.S. Bach), Cantate.

 

Source: Operissimo Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (May 2004)
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Aryeh Oron (May 2004)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Works

Ludwig Doormann

Bass

BWV 93, BWV 117, BWV 187

Günther Ramin

Bass

BWV 245 [1st], BWV 245 [2nd]

Max Thurn

Bass

Radio: BWV 20, BWV 121, BWV 131

Heinz Wunderlich

Bass

BWV 175

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