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Hans-Georg Wimmer (Baritone)

Born: Aachen, Germany

The German baritone, Hans-Georg Wimmer, after completing grammar school, went to study singing at the High School of Music in Cologne and the High School of Art in Berlin under Professor Irmgard Hartmann-Dressler. He intensified his singing education by studying under such personalities as Siegfried Lorenz, Nigel Rogers and Max van Egmond under whom he specialized in Baroque singing techniques.

Concerts at the Schwetzinger Festival for Ancient Music in Utrecht, the Festival van Vlaanderen, and the International Music Festival Weeks in Lucerne have brought fame to Hans-Georg Wimmer both in Germany and the rest of Europe. He has also given concerts in Argentina and in the USA.

For some years now (1993), Hans-Georg Wimmer has enjoyed a close artistic relationship with the Ensemble Musica Antiqua Cologne and its leader, Reinhard Goebel.

Hans-Georg Wimmer made his recording debut with the ‘Nachtwächterserenade’ by Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber on DGG-Archiv. Since then he has made numerous CD and radio recordings.

Source: Liner notes to Capriccio 2-CD 60033-2 (Mass in H-Moll, conducted by Max, 1993)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (April 2001)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Conductor

As

Works

Romano Giefer

Bass

BWV 244

Reinhard Goebel

Bass

BWV 36c, BWV 201, BWV 207

Hermann Max

Bass

BWV 127
V-1 (1992):
BWV 232 [1st recording]
BWV 237, BWV 238, BWV 243a, BWV 244, BWV 245, BWV 1088
C.H. Graun- G.P. Telemann, J.C. Altnikol-J. Kuhnau-J.S. Bach: Passions-Pasticcio

Hermann Max

Bass

Member of Rheinische Kantorei:
C-2 (1990);
BWV 127, C.H. Graun- G.P. Telemann, J.C. Altnikol-J. Kuhnau-J.S. Bach: Passions-Pasticcio

Hans-Josef Roth

Bass

BWV 244, BWV 245

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