Konrad Ragossnig


Born: 1932; Klagenfurt, Austria  
Konrad Ragossnig has wide and varying musical interests, recording and publishing music for both guitar and lute. He studied in Vienna with Karl Scheit and won the Concours International de Guitar in Paris in 1961. He then began touring, performing with orchestras throughout Europe and with chamber ensembles such as the Barchet Quartet Stuttgart, Berner String Quartet, Lucerne Festival Strings, Kyndel String Quartet Stockholm, and the Prague Read more String Quartet. He enjoys playing chamber works where the guitar has been neglected, such as in Schubert's Die schöne Müllerin, which he has performed with Peter Schreier at the Salzburg Festival. Other artists he has worked with include flutists Hans-Martin Linde, Aurčle Nicolet, and Peter-Lukas Graf; tenors Kurt Equiluz and Ian Partridge; cellist Marek Jerie; and his son, harpsichordist Thomas Ragossnig. Ragossnig is frequently found at music festivals in cities around the world, including Vienna, Ansbach, Berlin, Luxembourg, Paris, and Osaka. From 1964 until 1983 Ragossnig taught at Basel, and then took on a professorship in Vienna. He has also been a guest professor in Zürich and teaches master classes in conjunction with many of his performances in other countries. His repertoire ranges from Renaissance lute music to contemporary guitar music, and he has premiered works by two dozen composers, such as Hans Erich Apostel, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Friedrich Cerha, Hans Werner Henze, and Pierre Wissmer. In addition to teaching and performing, he has edited and had published over 70 scores of lute and guitar music, ranging from basic technique to arrangements of works such as Falla's Suite Populaire Espagnole (arranged for cello and guitar), and performing editions of works like Bach's Fugue for Lute, BWV 1000. His recordings are found on a number of labels and have won the Grand Prix du disque and Edison awards. His Archiv recording Musik für Laute was chosen as "Guitar and Lute Music Record of the Century" by the German magazine, Fono Forum. Read less
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  • 1.
    Archiv Produktion: Analogue Stereo Recordings (1959-1981)
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 002490502 Release Date: 05/20/2016   Number of Discs: 50
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Pierre Vachon,  Nicolas-Marie Dalayrac,  George Frideric Handel  ... 
    Performer:  Maria Stader,  Hedwig Bilgram,  Hertha Töpper,  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau  ... 
    Conductor:  Karl Richter,  August Wenzinger,  Karl Ristenpart,  Robert Stehli  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra,  Munich Bach Choir,  Loewenguth String Quartet  ... 
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  • 2.
    The History of Classical Music in 24 Hours
    Label: Dg Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002403602 Release Date: 11/13/2015   Number of Discs: 24
    Composer:  Anonymous,  Pérotin,  Guillaume de Machaut,  John Dunstable  ... 
    Performer:  Konrad Ragossnig,  Charles [Tenor Vocals] Daniels,  Susan Gritton,  Trevor Pinnock  ... 
    Conductor:  Pater Godehard Joppich,  David Munrow,  Josef Ulsamer,  Bruno Turner  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Early Music Consort of London,  Ulsamer-Collegium,  Pro Cantione Antiqua  ... 
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  • 3.
    Music For Food Lovers: Gourmet Classics
    Label: Gift Of Music   Catalog: 1266 Release Date: 10/30/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Emmanuel Chabrier,  Gaetano Donizetti,  Johann Friedrich Fasch,  Antonio Vivaldi  ... 
    Performer:  Manlio Rocchi,  Konrad Ragossnig,  Hans Gösser,  Peter Schmalfuss  ... 
    Conductor:  Erich Kunzel,  Alberico Vitalini,  Paul Angerer,  Henry Adolph  ... 
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    Best Of Schubert
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 300340 Release Date: 06/12/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Norman Shetler,  Siegfried Lorenz,  Jurnjakob Timm,  Dietmar Hallmann  ... 
    Conductor:  Peter Schreier,  Herbert Blomstedt
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  • 5.
    150 German Folksongs / Prey, Schreier, Dresden Kreuzchor, Thomanerchor Leipzig
    Label: Capriccio Records   Catalog: 7106 Release Date: 08/30/2011   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Anonymous,  Friedrich Silcher,  Traditional,  Karl Zöllner  ... 
    Performer:  Konrad Ragossnig,  Peter Schreier,  Hermann [Baritone Vocal] Prey,  Geoffrey Parsons  ... 
    Conductor:  Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden,  Roland Buchner,  Jörg-Peter Weigle
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  • 6.
    Peter Schreier: Songs And Arias
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 300222 Release Date: 06/14/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Cornelius,  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Albert Lortzing,  Felix Mendelssohn  ... 
    Performer:  Karl-Dietfried Adam,  Peter Schreier,  Walter Olbertz,  Konrad Ragossnig  ... 
    Conductor:  Helmut Koch,  Siegfried Kurz,  Robert Hanell,  Kurt Sanderling  ... 
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  • 7.
    Music For Spanish Guitar / Ragossnig, Angerer, Et Al
    Label: Vox Allegretto   Catalog: 8175 Release Date: 06/25/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Friedrich Fasch,  Isaac Albeniz,  Enrique Granados,  Manuel de Falla  ... 
    Performer:  Konrad Ragossnig
    Conductor:  Paul Angerer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pforzheim Southwest German Chamber Orchestra
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  • 8.
    Guitarre - Greatest Works / Barbara Richter, Monika Rost, Dieter Rumstig
    Label: Berlin Classics   Catalog: 12352 Release Date: 11/10/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Vincenzo Galilei,  Luis de Narváez,  Isaac Albeniz,  Fernando Sor  ... 
    Performer:  Dieter Rumstig,  Barbara Richter,  Monika Röst,  Klaus Feldmann  ... 
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  • 9.
    Bach: Violin Concertos;  Vivaldi: Concerto Per Viola D'amore
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 427114 Release Date: 09/30/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Eduard Melkus,  Spiros Rantos,  Konrad Ragossnig
    Conductor:  Eduard Melkus
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Academica
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  • 10.
    Music For Lute, Guitar & Mandolin - Vivaldi, Logy, Carulli
    Label: Vox Box   Catalog: 3022 Release Date: 02/24/1994   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Johann Nepomuk Hummel,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Carl Maria von Weber,  Giuseppe Torelli  ... 
    Performer:  Edith Bauer-Sleis,  Maria Hinterleitner,  Elfriede Kunschak,  Leo Witoszinskyj  ... 
    Conductor:  Vinzenz Hladky,  Willfried Boettcher,  Paul Angerer,  Jörg Faerber
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Pro Musica Orchestra,  Vienna Festival Chamber Orchestra,  Vienna Mandolin and Guitar Ensemble  ... 
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    Terpsichore - Renaissance & Early Baroque Dance Music
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 415294 Release Date: 10/25/1990   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Pierre Attaingnant,  Fabricio Caroso,  Joan Ambrosio Dalza,  John Dowland  ... 
    Performer:  Siegfried Fink,  Konrad Ragossnig
    Conductor:  Josef Ulsamer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ulsamer Collegium
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