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Hildegard Laurich (Contralto)

Born: January 15, 1941 - Halle (Saale), Germany
Died: February 11, 2009

The German contralto, Hildegard Laurich, studied at the Musikhochschule in Detmold, with Hermann Weissenborn in Berlin, and in private studio of Fred Husler in Cureglia (Switzerland).

From the beginning Hildegard Laurich put the emphasis of her artistic activity on the concert singing. She was an important oratorio singer and made a name for herself in particular as a J.S. Bach interpreter, in addition to other well-known extensive repertoire. On the other hand, she was considered as an outstanding Lieder singer. Concert tours took her to the big cities in Germany, to France, Spain, Portugal, to Switzerland, to Holland, Denmark and to the USA, where among other things she gave a concert in New Yorks Carnegie Hall. She sang at the Göttingen Händel Festivals of 1969 and 1971, at the Toledo Festival of 1970 in Spain, and at the German Bach Festival.

On the stage Hildegard Laurich appeared as a guest in some Classical and Baroque roles, among others at the Teatro Colón Buenos Aires, at the opera houses of Rio de Janerio and Mexico City, and in some German theatres.

Recordings: CLV (numerous Bach Cantatas), JSV (Requiem in D minor of Bruckner), CBS (8th Symphony of G. Gustav Mahler), Edition Schwann (Cantatas of George Frideric Handel), Carus-Verlag (Works of Heinrich Schütz), Ex Libris (Romeo and Julia of H. Sutermeister).

Source: Operissimo Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (July 2001)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (July 2001, October 2004); Manfred Krugmann (Photo 01, July 2011; Dates, June 2012)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Works

Hans Grischkat

Alto

BWV 149, BWV 161, BWV 248

Diethard Hellmann

Alto

BWV 99

Helmut Kahlhöfer

Alto

BWV 232

Benhard Klee

Alto

BWV 21

Bruno Maderna

Alto

BWV 243a

Helmuth Rilling

Alto

BWV 63, BWV 66, BWV 72, BWV 74, BWV 109, BWV 120, BWV 151, BWV 156, BWV 161, BWV 178, BWV 185, BWV 187

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