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Britta Schwarz (Contralto)

Born: Neubrandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

The German contralto, Britta Schwarz, first studied singing with Christa Niko at the Hochschule für Musik in Berlin, then went on with Professor Christian Elsner and Professor Hartmut Zabel in Dresden.

Britta Schwarz has exploited her extensive repertoire in numerous concerts with renowned orchestras such as the Dresden Staatskapelle, Dresdner Philharmonie, Berliner Philharmoniker, Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam and Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, and conductors such as Marek Janowski, Milan Horvat, Kent Nagano, Michel Plasson, Philippe Herreweghe and Jörg-Peter Weigle.

Britta Schwarz has a marked preference for Romantic Lieder, a predilection with the Dresden pianist Camillo Radicke. Concerts and lieder recitals have taken her to most European countries, as well as to Canada, Japan and the USA. The international festivals she has participated in include the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, the Holland Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht, the Dresden Music Festival, the MDR Summer Festival and the Passau European Weeks.

Britta Schwarz has devoted herself to Baroque music intensively for many years. As a result she has sung with famous Baroque ensembles, including the Freiburger Barockorchester, Musica Antiqua Köln, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin and Cantus Cölln.


Source: Rondeau Production Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (May 2007)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Works

Georg Christoph Biller

Alto

BWV 244b

Pierre Cao

Alto

BWV 232 [TV]

Matthias Grünert

Alto

BWV 248/1-6 [2nd]

Melanie Jäger-Waldau

Alto

BWV 244

Sebastian Krahnert

Alto

DVD: BWV 245 (?)

Markus Leidenberger

Alto

BWV 232 [1st], BWV 248/1-3

Kent Nagano

Alto

BWV 150

Gerhard Ropeter

Alto

BWV 248/1-3

Links to other Sites

Britta Schwarz - Altistin (Official Website) [German]
Britta Schwarz (Rondeau Production)

Britta Schwarz (LK-KL) [German]
Brittz Schwarz (Vlaamse Opera) [German]

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