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Adalbert Kraus (Tenor)

Born: April 27, 1937 - Aschaffenburg, Germany

The German tenor, Adalbert Kraus, is a latecomer to music. He worked as a mechanic while studying for his high-school diploma. Only after graduating from Würzburg University in German culture, theology and philosophy he began his vocal studies at the State Conservatory at Würzburg (Professor Klink-Schneider) in 1967 at 30 years of age. Just one year later he one a prize at the Geneva International Music Competition.

In 1970 Adalbert Kraus made his debut at the Hannover State Opera. From 1970 to 1974 he was engaged at the Niedersächsischen Staatstheater in Hannover as a lyrical tenor.

Since then Adalbert Kraus has worked free-lance. He has worked with many distinguished conductors at concerts and opera guests and has become known for his song recitals throughout Germany and Switzerland, as well as in Athens, London, Oxford, Oslo, New York, Washington, Boston, Buenos Aires, Tokyo, Vienna, Israel (his first appearance there was in 1976) and other music centres throughout the world. He has also appeared on radio, television and in a large repertoire of recordings. Adalbert Kraus sang most of the solo parts for tenor in Helmuth Rilling’s complete Bach Cantatas cycle.

Adalbert Kraus is professor in ordinary at the College of music in Munich, honorary professor at the Würzburg College of Music and guest lecturer at both the Tokyo College of Music and the International Bach Academy in Stuttgart.

Source: Programme notes to a concert of Vocal Music by Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Helmuth Rilling (January 1976); Liner notes to the 2-CD album ‘J.S. Bach: St. John Passion’ conducted by Eckhard Weyand (Hänssler, 1998)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (May 2001)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Works

Rolf Beck

Tenor

BWV 232

Gustav Leonhardt

Tenor

BWV 75, BWV 77

Theo Loosli

Tenor

BWV 245

Bruno Maderna

Tenor

BWV 243a

Helmuth Rilling

Tenor

BWV 1, BWV 6, BWV 7, BWV 8, BWV 9, BWV 11, BWV 12, BWV 13, BWV 17, BWV 18, BWV 19, BWV 20, BWV 21, BWV 22, BWV 24, BWV 25, BWV 26, BWV 28, BWV 31, BWV 34, BWV 37, BWV 40, BWV 41, BWV 46, BWV 55, BWV 60, BWV 61, BWV 63, BWV 65, BWV 66, BWV 67, BWV 69, BWV 71, BWV 73, BWV 74, BWV 75, BWV 76, BWV 77, BWV 81, BWV 83, BWV 85, BWV 86, BWV 88, BWV 90, BWV 91, BWV 93, BWV 95, BWV 96, BWV 97, BWV 100, BWV 104, BWV 105, BWV 106, BWV 113, BWV 117, BWV 119, BWV 120, BWV 121, BWV 122, BWV 123, BWV 126, BWV 130, BWV 131, BWV 134, BWV 135, BWV 137, BWV 139, BWV 143, BWV 144, BWV 145, BWV 151, BWV 153, BWV 157, BWV 161, BWV 163, BWV 167, BWV 172, BWV 173, BWV 180, BWV 184, BWV 191, BWV 194
BWV 232, BWV 243, BWV 244, BWV 249
J.L. Bach: Cantata Die mit Tränen sähen, JLB-8

Eckhard Wyand

Tenor

BWV 245

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