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Jakob Stämpfli (Bass-Baritone)

Born: October 26, 1934 - Bern, Switzerland
Died: September 28, 2014 - Thun, Switzerland

The Swiss bass-baritone, Jakob Stämpfli, studied singing at the Berne Conservatoire with Jakob Keller as well as in Frankfurt/Main with Professor Paul Lohmann.

Jakob Stämpfli made his debut in 1954 and has undertaken concert tours of Europe, the USA and Japan. He made his first recording in 1955 after being approached by Günther Ramin, the Kantor of St. Thomas, Leipzig to participate in a performance of J.S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio (BWV 248). Eminent conductors with whom Stämpfli worked include Ernest Ansermet, Pierre Boulez, Frühbeck de Burgos, Wolfgang Gönnenwein, Kempe, Ferdinand Leitner, Igor Markevitch, Jean Martinon, von Matacic, Previtali, Pritchard, Günther Ramin, Karl Richter, Rieger, Helmuth Rilling, Hanns-Martin Schneidt, Hans Swarowsky, Kurt Thomas, Wallberg, and August Wenzinger.

Jakob Stämpfli taught at the Biel Conservatoire (1960-1962) and at the Berne Conservatoire from 1963. He also taught at the music colleges of Saarbruecken and Hamburg. Professor Stämpfli was director of the school of music for the Thun region (1973-1992) and in 1992 was appointed as director of the conservatoire for music and theatre in Berne. He was associated with the Association of the Professeurs de chant de Suisse, the Johannes Brahms Society Switzerland and was a member of the board of the European Voice Teachers' Association. Professor Stämpfli gave numerous master-classes in different countries as well as being a judge for many vocal contests.

Jacob Stämpfli made more than 50 commercial recordings, eight of which were awarded the Grand Prix du Disque. Stämpfli is perhaps best known for the numerous recordings of Bach Cantatas he made under the direction of Helmuth Rilling and Fritz Werner. His repertoire encompasses all J.S. Bach's oratorios and more than 100 of his cantatas.

Source: Laudate Choir Website; Booklet accompanying a complete recording of Bach's St. Matthew Passion (Concert Hall, SMST 2542); Discographies: Helmuth Rilling, University of Oregon's Knight Library Website
Contributed by
Eric Spicer (July 2001); Willem van Erk (June 2006); Manfred Krugmann (Dates & Photo 03, October 2014)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Conductor

As

Works

Wilhelm Ehmann

Bass

BWV 49

Peter Eidenbenz

Bass

BWV 244

Alfred Ellenberger

Bass

BWV 8 [Excerpts], BWV 244 [Excerpts]

Martin Flämig

Bass

BWV 244 [2nd], BWV 244 [3rd]

Wolfgang Gönnenwein

Bass

BWV 29, BWV 127, BWV 135, BWV 171

Diethard Hellmann

Bass

BWV 39, BWV 89, BWV 127, BWV 152, BWV 190a

Helmuth Kahlhöfer

Bass

BWV 46, BWV 65

Günther Ramin

Bass

BWV 248 (3 Cantatas)

Helmuth Rilling

Bass

BWV 158, BWV 201, BWV 205, BWV 208, BWV 213, BWV 233-236, BWV 249a

Karl Ristenpart

Bass

BWV 56 [3rd], BWV 57 [2nd], BWV 79 [2nd], BWV 82 [3rd], BWV 140 [2nd], BWV 159, BWV 211, BWV 212
BWV 233, BWV 243
Radio:
BWV 6, BWV 32 [3rd], BWV 57 [1st], BWV 58 [2nd], BWV 85

Hans Swarowsky

Bass

BWV 244

Hans Thamm

Bass

BWV 17, BWV 110

Kurt Thomas

Bass

BWV 159

August Wenzinger

Bass

G.F. Handel: Brockes Passion, HWV 48

Fritz Werner

Bass

BWV 4, BWV 7, BWV 11, BWV 19, BWV 34, BWV 40, BWV 43, BWV 68, BWV 70, BWV 79, BWV 85, BWV 103, BWV 104, BWV 106, BWV 130, BWV 131, BWV 140, BWV 147, BWV 180, BWV 249

Klaus Martin Ziegler

Bass

BWV 68, BWV 172

Links to other Sites

Laudate-Chor - Musiker und Solisten [German]
University of Oregon Discographies - Helmuth Rilling

Lebenslauf Jakob Stämpfli [German]
Jakob Stämpfli (Oratorienchor der Stadt Bern) [German]

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