Notes and Editorial Reviews
Promises are for keeping – and so our Hausegger series continues with more powerful symphonic music and the greatest success of the composer’s lifetime, his Barbarossa of 1899. It is followed by the three movement Drei Hymnen an die Nacht, Performing these works is renowned baritone Hans Christoph Begemann. The German bass-baritone, Hans Christoph Begemann, studied in Hamburg and Munich under the guidance of Claus Ocker and Ernst Haefliger. At the Karlsruhe Music Academy he graduated with honors in “Concert”, with Aldo Baldin as an examiner. At an early age, Hans Christoph Begemann had his first stage appearance as a boy in the Magic Flute at the Hamburg National Opera. In 1992, he gave his debut in the great role as a robber in Gasparone at the Municipal Theater of Gießen. For three seasons he was a member of the ensemble Wuppertaler Bühnen. Hans Christoph Begemann has a large lieder repertoire, focusing on Schubert’s work with over 400 lied compositions. He therefore, is a perfect match for these much more rare tone poems.