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Alexander Young (Tenor)

Born: October 18, 1920 - London, England
Died: March 2, 2000

The English tenor, Alexander Basil Young, won a scholarship to the Royal College of Music in London after the World War II, and developed his art further in Naples and Vienna.

Alexander Young made his debut at the Edinburgu Festival in 1950. He won an international reputation in opera as well as oratorio and art song, and his repertory is extraordinary wide, going from George Frideric Handel, Gluck, Mozart and Haydn to Richard Strauss and Igor Stravinsky. As well as a familiar figure at the great festivals and with the opera companies of Great Britain, he has sung with huge success in the USA, Holland, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Spain, Yugoslavia, France and Switzerland. His vocal attainments are united with the highest artistry, and his reputation rests on outstanding stylistic gifts and skill in characterization.

Source: Liner notes to the album ‘Handel: Judas Maccabeus’ conducted by Johannes Somary (Vanguard); OPERAlmanc Mailing List (October 2004, by Walter R. Lonis)
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Aryeh Oron (May 2001, October 2004); Manfred Krugmann (Photos 02-03, July 2011)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Diethard Hellmann

Tenor

BWV 26, BWV 55, BWV 62, BWV 63, BWV 138

Eugen Jochum

Tenor

BWV 245

Hermann Scherchen

Tenor

BWV 42

David Willcocks

Tenor

BWV 245

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