Recordings/Discussions
Background Information
Performer Bios

Poet/Composer Bios

Additional Information

Biographies of Performers: Main Page | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | Explanation | Acronyms

Yorck Felix Speer (Bass-Baritone)

Born: Germany

The German bass-baritone, Yorck Felix Speer, studied Lutheran Theology and German Literature. He is indebted to Alan Speer, Brigitte Fassbaender, Edda Moser, James King and Andreas Schmidt who introduced him and supported his career as a soloist since 1997. In 2001 he won 2nd prize at the Queen Sonja International Music Competition in Oslo.

Yorck Felix Speer's repertoire covers a wide range: from the Baroque (J.S. Bach's Mass in B minor (BWV 232) and Johannes-Passion (BWV 245), Membra Jesu nostri by D. Buxtehude, The Creation by Haydn), through the great musical masterpieces of the 19th century (as Les Béatitudes by César Franck and Paulus by F. Mendelssohn), to Contemporary music (Der Buch mit sieben Siegeln by Schmidt). In 2005, he gained an outstanding appreciation and success in Russia, where he sang Johannes-Passion (BWV 245).with the Kölner Kammerchor under the baton of Peter Neumann.

In the operatic field, after winning 2nd prize at the 2001 International Queen Sonja Competition in Oslo, Felix Speer made his debut in Die Schule der Frauen by Rolf Liebermann conducted by Rudolf Kelber, as well as in Le Nozze di Figaro and Boris Godunov.

Source: Torino Settembre Musica, English translation by Teddy Kaufman (October 2006)
Contributed by
Teddy Kaufman (October 2006)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Conductor

As

Works

Peter Dijkstra

Bass

BWV 244 [1st], BWV 244 [2nd]

Christian Kabitz

Bass

Audio: Aria from BWV 82

Rudolf Kelber

Bass

BWV 247

Christoph Prégardien

Bass

BWV 245

Links to other Sites

Torino Settembre Musica [PDF, Italian]

 

Biographies of Performers: Main Page | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | Explanation | Acronyms

Introduction | Cantatas | Other Vocal | Instrumental | Performers | General Topics | Articles | Books | Movies | New
Biographies | Texts & Translations | Scores | References | Commentaries | Music | Concerts | Festivals | Tour | Art & Memorabilia
Chorale Texts | Chorale Melodies | Lutheran Church Year | Readings | Poets & Composers | Arrangements & Transcriptions
Search Website | Search Works/Movements | Terms & Abbreviations | Copyright | How to contribute | Sitemap | Links



 

Back to the Top


Last update: ýMarch 20, 2014 ý15:00:04