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Lore Fischer (Contralto)

Born: May 27, 1911 - Stuttgart, Germany
Died: October 16, 1991 - Munich, Germany

The German contralto, Lore Fischer, studied singing and violin playing at the Musikhochschule of Stuttgart. She studied singing at the Musikhochschule of Köln by Maria Philippi.

In 1934 Lore Fischer gave her first concerts and became known now as soloist in oratorios and as Lieder interpreter. She appeared in the music centres in Germany (numerous concerts in Berlin, Hamburg, Hannover, Cologne and in more cities) and abroad. Thus she gave concerts in Paris (1938 and 1941), in Warsaw (1933), in Brussels (1938 and 1939), Amsterdam (1939 and 1941), in Graz (1938), and undertook in 1956 an expanded USA tour.

In 1942 Lore Fischer got married with the violist Rudolf Nel. With him and the composer Hermann Reutter she created the Lore-Fischer-Trio, which brought above all compositions of the Baroque period to the public. She lived in München-Gräfelfing, from where she went out to her expanded concert activity. Later she was appointed as a Professor at the Musikhochschule of Stuttgart.

Lore Fischer's recordings appeared on the labels Polydor, Christschall, Concert Hall and Philips. She sang the alto solo in L.v. Beethoven’s 9th Symphony on the French label RC; also on Odeon, Eterna, Oiseau Lyre and Decca (Matthäus-Passion (BWV 244) of J.S. Bach).

Source: Operissimo Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (July 2001)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (July 2001, October 2004); Manfred Krugmann (Dates, May 2011; Photos 01-02, July 2011)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Conductor

As

Works

Fritz Lehmann

Alto

BWV 39, BWV 79, BWV 105

Fritz Münch

Alto

BWV 232

Günther Ramin

Alto

BWV 243 [1st]

Ljubomir Romansky

Alto

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

Kurt Thomas

Alto

BWV 232, BWV 244, BWV 248

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