Recordings/Discussions
Background Information
Performer Bios

Poet/Composer Bios

Additional Information

Biographies of Performers: Main Page | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | Explanation | Acronyms

Lotte Wolf-Matthäus (Contralto)

Born: April 8, 1908 - Brünlos/Erzgebirge, Thuringia, Germany
Died: November 1979 - Ilten, near Hannover, Germany

The German contralto, Lotte Wolf-Matthäus, studied from 1926 to 1930 with Ilse Helling-Rosenthal in Leipzig.

In 1930 Lotte [Charlotte] Wolf-Matthäus began her career as concert and oratorio singer. She undertook extended concert tours, which brought her to the music centres in Germany as well as abroad. She proved herself above all as a splendid Bach interpreter, but also as interpreter of the music of the Baroque era. She appeared often as soloist with the Thomanerchor Leipzig. In 1938 she sang in Paris the alto part in Matthäus-Passion (BWV 244) by J.S. Bach. She resumed her career after the World War II, through radio programmes, which were broadcast by German stations, especially the NWDR Cologne, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Munich, Leipzig and other radio stations. She participated in the productions the cantatas of J.S. Bach, which brought some of the well-known cantatas to the public. The artist lived in Ilten near Hannover.

Recordings: Her voice can be heard particularly on the labels of Telefunken (Works by J.S. Bach, Heinrich Schütz, Georg Philipp Telemann, Monteverdi), Cantate and on other record labels.

Source: Operissimo Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (July 2001); Großes Sängerlexikon (Authors: K. J. Kutsch / Leo Riemens, Expanded 3rd edition 1999/2000; K. G. Saur Verlag, Munich)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (July 2001, October 2004); Thomas Braatz (June 2006)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Conductor

As

Works

Helmut Barbe

Alto

BWV 13, BWV 166

Ludwig Doormann

Alto

BWV 93, BWV 117, BWV 187

Hans Grischkat

Alto

BWV 233-242

Diethard Hellmann

Alto

BWV 34, BWV 169

Helmut Kahlhöfer

Alto

BWV 46

Rolf Reinhardt

Alto

BWV 243

Günther Ramin

Alto

BWV 110. BWV 117, BWV 128, BWV 144
Radio:
BWV 112, BWV 146 (also soprano!)
Selections from
BWV 232; BWV 243 [2nd]

Karl Ristenpart

Alto

BWV 22, BWV 176
BWV 245, BWV 248 [Tape]

Karl Straube

Alto

Radio: BWV 34, BWV 79, BWV 80, BWV 86

Max Thurn

Alto

Radio: BWV 20

Heinz Wunderlich

Alto

BWV 100, BWV 175

Links to other Sites

   

Biographies of Performers: Main Page | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | Explanation | Acronyms

Introduction | Cantatas | Other Vocal | Instrumental | Performers | General Topics | Articles | Books | Movies | New
Biographies | Texts & Translations | Scores | References | Commentaries | Music | Concerts | Festivals | Tour | Art & Memorabilia
Chorale Texts | Chorale Melodies | Lutheran Church Year | Readings | Poets & Composers | Arrangements & Transcriptions
Search Website | Search Works/Movements | Terms & Abbreviations | Copyright | How to contribute | Sitemap | Links



 

Back to the Top


Last update: řApril 15, 2012 ř09:52:43