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Ludger Rémy (Harpsichord, Conductor)

Born: Kalkar, Lower Rhine, Germany

The German harpsichordist and conductor, Ludger Rémy, studied harpsichord in Freiburg, and had private studies under Kenneth Gilbert in Paris.

The principal interests of Ludger Rémy are: historical research, literature of the 17th and 18th centuries, music of the age of Enlightenment, above all that of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Founding of the Les Amis de Philippe Orchestra for performance of works by this son of J.S. Bach. Other interests: chamber music and songs up until the romantic period.

To combine theory and practice: Ludger Rémy follows this Matthesonian calling. He teaches early music at the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber in Dresden. He was director of the Telemann Chamber Orchestra of Michaelstein from 1995 to 1999.

Ludger Rémy has taken part in numerous radio and recording productions as an instrumentalist and conductor, made extensive concretising in Europe and overseas as a harpsichordist, pianist on historical instruments, and conductor. He is internationally esteemed as one of the leading conductors in the revival and rediscovery of early Germany music.

Ludger Rémy has won numerous international CD prizes, including as nominee for the Cannes Classical Award 1997 with Les Amis de Philippe Orchestra and as its recipient with Alta Ripa of Hannover in 1998. As a conductor, he was recipient of the German Record Critics Prize 3/2000 and again as nominee for the Cannes Classical Award 2001 for Georg Philipp Telemann's Der Tod Jesu. As a harpsichordist, German Record Critics Prize 1/2001 for Johann Jacob Froberg's compositions from the Strasbourg Manuscript. He was juror at the prestigious International Harpsichord and Historical Piano Competition in 1995, 1998, and 2001 on the occasion of the Flanders Festival in Bruges.

Source: Liner notes to the CD "G.H. Stölzel: German Chamber Cantatas Vol. 2" (CPO, 2004)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (March 2007)

Ludger Rémy: Short Biography | Recordings of Vocal Works | Recordings of Instrumental Works

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




Roland Wilson


BWV 2, BWV 7, BWV 38

Recordings of Bach’s Instrumental Works






BWV 684, BWV 686, BWV 741

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Ludger Rémy (Telemann Michaelstein) [German]
Ludger Rémy, Hammerclavier (Kunst & Justiz) [German]

Rémy, Prof Ludger (HfM Carl Maria von Webser Dresden) [German]

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