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Theo Altmeyer (Tenor)

Born: March 16, 1931 - Eschweiler (near Aachen), Germany
Died: July 28, 2007

The German tenor, Theodor (Theo) Daniel Altmeyer, studied singing in Köln with Clemens Glettenberg.

In 1956 Theo Altmeyer joined the Berlin Städtische Oper and remained on its roster until 1960. Then he became a member of the Hannover Opera and later appeared also at the Stuttgart Opera and The Vienna State Opera. He also toured North America. In 1974 he joined the faculty of Hochscule für Musik in Hannover, but continued to appear in opera and concerts.

Theo Altmeyer was renowned particularly for his interpretations of J.S. Bach's works. In 1995 he retired from public appearances. Since then he lived in Hannover.

Source: Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of 20th Century Classical Musicians (1997); Wikipedia Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (October 2005); Holger Pleus (August 2007)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (May 2001, October 2005), Burke Smith (October 2005)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Conductor

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Works

Under his name

Tenor

Selection from BWV 439-507

Marcel Couraud

Tenor

BWV 11, BWV 65

Alfred Ellenberger

Tenor

BWV 8 [Excerpts], BWV 244 [Excerpts]

Wolfgang Gönnenwein

Tenor

BWV 78, BWV 80, BWV 106, BWV 126, BWV 140, BWV 148, BWV 149
BWV 244, BWV 245, , BWV 249

Diethard Hellmann

Tenor

BWV 136

Helmuth Kählhofer

Tenor

BWV 61, BWV 132

Kurt Redel

Tenor

BWV 142, BWV 243

Helmuth Rilling

Tenor

BWV 20, BWV 70, BWV 168, BWV 213, BWV 249a

Philipp Röhl

Tenor

BWV 244

Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden

Tenor

BWV 110, BWV 243, BWV 248 (w/ Collegium Aureum)

Friedrich-Wilhelm Tebbe

Tenor

BWV 61

Fritz Werner

Tenor

BWV 30, BWV 92, BWV 102

Helmut Winschermann

Tenor

BWV 235, BWV 236

Klaus Martin Ziegler

Tenor

BWV 172

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Theo Altmeyer (Wikipedia) [German]

 

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