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Walter Heldwein (Bass)

Born: c1942 - Traunstein, Bavaria, Germany

The German bass, Walter Heldwein, Hello, sang as a boy in the youth choir Evangelischer Jugendchor Traunstein under the conductor Friedrich Walz. The choir existed from 1959 to about 1962 and had a fantastic range of music. He was a pupil at the grammer school Traunstein, Bavaria, and one of the top singers destined for greater things. He is a prize-winners at the Internationalen Musikwettbewerb in Genf.

Walter Heldwein has given concerts in Germany and abroad, with among others, Helmuth Rilling, Rafael Frübeck de Burgos, Michael Gielen, Wolfgang Gönnenwein, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Hanns-Martin Schneidt, Peter Schreier, Horst Stein and Franz Welser-Möst.

Walter Heldwein has participated in radio, television and on CD recordings, He took a major part in the recording of the complete J.S. Bach's Cantatas under Helmuth Rilling. He participated in international festivals, including the Bachwoche Stuttgart, Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele, Deutsches Bachfest, Israel Festival, Dresdner Musikfestspiele and others. He has also iintensive activity as a Lieder singer with numerous Lieder in his repertoire.

Source: Helene von Rechenberg Website (2015), English translation by Aryeh Oron (November 2016); Edith Curry-Knauer (November 2016)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (November 2016); Edith Curry-Knauer (November 2016)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Works

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Bass

BWV 130, BWV 136

Helmuth Rilling

Bass

BWV 2, BWV 6, BWV 13, BWV 17, BWV 24, BWV 27, BWV 28, BWV 32, BWV 36, BWV 57, BWV 67, BWV 78, BWV 83, BWV 85, BWV 86, BWV 87, BWV 93, BWV 95, BWV 98, BWV 103, BWV 105 [1st], BWV 105 [2nd, Video], BWV 112, BWV 137, BWV 153, BWV 154, BWV 164, BWV 171, BWV 176, BWV 180 [1st], BWV 183, BWV 188, BWV 194
BWV 244

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Orgelherbst 2015 (Helene von Rechenberg) [German, PDF]

 

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