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Gunthild Weber (Soprano)

Born: 1909 (?) - Germany

The German soprano, Gunthild Weber, was trained by the pedagogue Oscar Rees in Berlin.

In October 1934 Gunthild Weber made her debut in Berlin with Lieder recital. Since then she appeared regularly in Berlin as concert soloist. In 1936 she could be heard in Breslau and in Bremen, in 1938 in Basel. Since 1938 she gave a number of concerts in Hamburg and in Munich. She was married with the well-known Berlin’s choral conductor Günther Arndt (1907-1976), who led the Günther Arndt Choir. In addition, she worked in the years after World War II as pedagogue at the National College of Music Berlin, but still continued to appear in the concert hall. Thus she participated in 1952 in the Händel Festival in Halle (Saale). She became particularly estimated as outstanding interpreter of the vocal works of J.S. Bach. However she mastered a far intriguing repertoire in the areas of the oratorio, as well as Lieder singing.

The voice of Gunthild Weber can be heard on few recordings. They appeared on the labels DGG, Oiseau Lyre (Weihnachts-Oratorium (BWV 248) by J.S. Bach), Vox (Matthäus-Passion (BWV 244)), Urania, Electrola, Le Chant du Monde, and Bach-Guild (Mass in B minor (BWV 232) by J.S. Bach).

 

Source: Operissimo Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (July 2001)
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Aryeh Oron (July 2001)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Helmut Koch

Soprano

BWV 211

Fritz Lehmann

Soprano

BWV 1, BWV 19, BWV 21, BWV 39, BWV 79, BWV 105, BWV 232, BWV 248

Kurt Redel

Soprano

BWV 202, BWV 209

Karl Ristenpart

Soprano

BWV 19 [1st], BWV 58 [1st], BWV 76, BWV 140 [1st], BWV 164, BWV 199 [1st], BWV 245

Kurt Thomas

Soprano

BWV 245, BWV 248

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Soprano

BWV 244

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