Birgit Remmert

Biography

Born: 1966   Country: Germany  
Birgit Remmert is a well-known German alto/contralto/mezzo-soprano singer with a wide repertory.

She studied at the Detmold Conservatory with Professor Helmut Kretschmer. Upon graduation, she immediately began receiving engagements to sing. She debuted in an unusual work, Heinrich von Biber's Requiem, under the direction of Nikolaus Harnoncourt.

Another of her notable early appearances was in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony under
Read more Harnoncourt in London, then in the Styrarte Festival, a performance ultimately released on compact disc.

In 1989, she took the title role of Othmar Schoeck's Penthesilea in the Festival de Montpellier.

She won the German Music Critics' Prize and Golden Palm award of Ligure in the song recital category. Her debut recital showed her wide musical interest and knack for intriguing program building by including songs of Brahms, Baur, Clara Schumann, Samuel Barber, and Pyotr Tchaikovky.

Offers followed that brought her to sing in the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, and Poland. She joined the Zürich Opera in the 1992-1993 season. Her roles in her debut year were the Third Lady in The Magic Flute, Suzuki in Madama Butterfly, Dame Quickly in Falstaff, Zita in Gianni Schicchi, and Ulrica in Un Ballo in Maschera. The last-named of those is one of her most often-repeated roles.

She made her debut at the Hamburg State Opera in 1993 as Erda in Wagner's Siegfried, and the next year added to her repertory that goddess' other appearance in Wagner's Ring, in Das Rheingold.

She sang in the Salzburg Festival of 1993 as Nutrice in Monteverdi's L'Incoronazione di Poppea and has gone on to add the roles of the Old Princess in Puccini's Soeur Angelica and Offenbach's La Perichole.

She also sings recitals frequently, and as a concert singer, has in her repertory, among other items Masses of Johann Sebastian Bach, Mendelssohn's Erste Walputrgisnacht, and Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde. She has song with the Berlin Philharmonic, The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the London Philharmonic, and the Vienna Philharmonic under such conductors as Philippe Herreweghe, Carlo Maria Giulini, Riccardo Chailly, Claudio Abbado, Simon Rattle, Kent Nagano, and Wolfgang Sawallisch.

In May of 1995, she was selected to participate in the prestigious complete Mahler project of the Royal Concertgebouw.

She moved into one of the darker soprano roles as Fricka in Wagner's Rheingold and Walküre at the Bayreuth Festival in 2000. Read less
Mahler: Das Lied Von Der Erde / Herreweghe, Remmert, Et Al
Release Date: 07/11/2006   Label: Harmonia Mundi Musique D'abord  
Catalog: 1951477   Number of Discs: 1
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Biography

Born: 1966   Country: Germany  
Birgit Remmert is a well-known German alto/contralto/mezzo-soprano singer with a wide repertory.

She studied at the Detmold Conservatory with Professor Helmut Kretschmer. Upon graduation, she immediately began receiving engagements to sing. She debuted in an unusual work, Heinrich von Biber's Requiem, under the direction of Nikolaus Harnoncourt.

Another of her notable early appearances was in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony under
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LABEL
J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 - Chorus: "Magnificat"
J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 - Aria: "Et exsultavit spiritus meus"
J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 - Aria: "Quia respexit humilitatem"
J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 - Chorus: "Omnes generationes"
J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 - Aria: "Quia fecit mihi magna"
J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 - Aria (Duet): "Et misericordia"
J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 - Chorus: "Fecit potentiam"
J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 - Aria: "Deposuit potentes"
J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 - Aria: "Esurientes implevit bonis"
J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 - Aria (Terzetto): "Suscepit Israel"
J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 - Chorus: "Sicut locutus est"
J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 - Chorus: "Gloria Patri"
Symphony No. 9 in D minor (Choral) Op. 125: I. Allegro ma non troppo e un poco maestoso
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor,'Choral', Op. 125: II. Molto vivace
Symphony No. 9 in D minor (Choral) Op. 125: III. Adagio molto e cantabile
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, 'Choral', Op. 125: IV. Presto - Allegro assai
Symphony No. 9 in D minor (Choral) Op. 125: Presto 'O Freunde, nicht diese Töne!'
Te Deum: Te Deum laudamus (choir/solo quartet)
Te Deum: Te ergo quaesumus (solo quartet)
Te Deum: Aeterna fac cum sanctis tuis (solo quartet/choir)
Te Deum: Salvum fac populum tuum (solo quartet/choir)
Te Deum: In te, Domine, speravi (choir/solo quartet)
I. Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde
II. Der Einsame im Herbst
III. Von der Jugend
IV. Von der Schönheit
V. Der Trunkene im Frühling
VI. Der Abschied
Nr.1. "Die Frühlingslüfte bringen"
Nr.2. "Johannis war gekommen"
Nr.3. Elfenreigen. "Wir tanzen, wir tanzen"
Nr.4. "Und wie sie sangen"
Nr.5. "So sangen sie"
Nr.6. "Bin ein armes Waisenkind"
Nr.7. "Es war der Rose erster Schmerz!"
Nr.8. "Wie Blätter am Baum"
Nr.9. "Die letzte Scholl' hinunterrollt"
Nr.10. Gebet. "Dank, Herr, dir dort im Sternenland"
Nr.11. "Ins Haus des Totengräbers"
Nr.12. "Zwischen grünen Bäumen"
Nr.13. "Von dem Greis geleitet"
Nr.14. "Bald hat das neue Töchterlein"
Nr.15. "Bist du im Wald gewandelt"
Nr.16. "Im Wald, gelehnt am Stamme"
Nr.17. "Der Abendschlummer"
Nr.18. "O sel'ge Zeit"
Nr.19. "Wer kommt am Sonntagsmorgen"
Nr.20. "Ei Mühle, liebe Mühle"
Nr.21. "Was klingen denn die Hörner"
Nr.22. "Im Hause des Müllers"
Nr.23. "Und wie ein Jahr verronnen ist"
Nr.24. "Röslein!"
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 1: Veni creator spiritus
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 1: Imple superna gratia
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 1: Infirma nostri corporis
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 1: Tempo 1. (Allegro, etwas hastig)
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 1: Infirma nostri corporis
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 1: Accende lumen sensibus
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 1: Qui Paraclitus diceris
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 1: Gloria Patri Domino
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 2: Poco Adagio
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 2: Più mosso (Allegro moderato)
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 2: Waldung, sie schwankt heran
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 2: Ewiger Wonnebrand
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 2: Wie Felsenabgrund mir zu Füssen
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 2: Gerettet ist das edle Glied
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 2: Uns bleibt den Erdenrest
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 2: Ich spür soeben
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 2: Höchste Herrscherin der Welt!
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 2: Dir, der Unberührbaren
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 2: Bei der Liebe
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 2: Neige, neige, du Ohnegleiche
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 2: Er überwächst uns schon
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 2: Komm! Komm!
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 2: Blicket auf
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 2: Alles Vergängliche
Symphony No. 8 in E Flat 'Symphony of a Thousand', Part 2: Alles Vergängliche
Symphony No. 9 in D minor (Choral) Op. 125: I. Allegro ma non troppo e un poco maestoso
Symphony No. 9 in D minor (Choral) Op. 125: II. Molto vivace
Symphony No. 9 in D minor (Choral) Op. 125: III. Adagio molto e cantabile
Symphony No. 9 in D minor (Choral) Op. 125: IV. Presto - Allegro assai
Symphony No. 9 in D minor (Choral) Op. 125: Presto 'O Freunde, nicht diese Töne!'
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op.125 'Choral': I. Allegro ma non troppo e un poco maestoso
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op.125 'Choral': II. Molto vivace
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op.125 'Choral': III. Adagio molto e cantabile
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op.125 'Choral': IV. Presto - Allegro assai
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op.125 'Choral': Presto 'O Freunde, nicht diese Töne!'
I. Kyrie
II. Christe
III. Kyrie
I. Gloria in excelsis Deo
II. Laudamus te
III. Gratias
IV. Domine Deus
V. Qui tollis
VI. Quoniam
VII. Cum Sancto Spiritu
I. Credo in unum Deum
II. Crucifixus
III. Et resurrexit
IV. Et vitam venturi
Prélude religieux (pendant l'Offertoire)
Ritournelle
Sanctus
O salutaris
Agnus Dei
Symphony No 3 in D Minor: Kräftig. Entschieden
Symphony No 3 in D Minor: Tempo di Menuetto. Sehr mäßig
Symphony No 3 in D Minor: Comodo. Scherzando. Ohne Hast
Lieder aus Des Knaben Wunderhorn: Der Schildwache Nachtlied
Lieder aus Des Knaben Wunderhorn: Verlorlne Müh'
Lieder aus Des Knaben Wunderhorn: Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht?


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