Ingeborg Reichelt

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Ingeborg Reichelt (born 11 May 1928 in Frankfurt an der Oder) is a German soprano singer. She is known for singing works of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Biography[edit]

Ingeborg Reichelt studied in Dresden and at the Musikakademie in Hamburg (singing, dancing and acting). She also studied Physiology. She graduated as a music teacher in 1950 and passed her concert exam as a pupil of Henny Wolffs in 1953.[1]

Reichelt focused on singing oratorios and Lieder. She recorded Bach cantatas with conductors such as Helmuth Rilling, Karl Ristenpart and Kurt Thomas. She was a frequent soloist for the cycle of Bach's cantatas recorded with Fritz Werner conducting the Heinrich-Schütz-Chor Heilbronn and the Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra, including Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot, BWV 39 with Barbara Scherler and Bruce Abel, a cantata that Bach had written for the first Sunday after Trinity of 1726.[2][3] In 1957 she recorded Bach's Mass in B minor with Werner and his choir, Helmut Krebs and Franz Kelch.[4]

Her repertoire has also included works of Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Brahms, Hans Pfitzner, Arnold Schoenberg and Hans Werner Henze.[1] She performed with the Beethovenchor Ludwigshafen Bach's Christmas Oratorio in 1957, and A German Requiem of Brahms, conducted by Horst Stein in 1967.[5] With the Heinrich-Schütz-Chor Heilbronn she performed in Handel's Messiah in 1957 and Bach's Christmas Oratorio in 1967.[6] With the Bonner Bach-Gesellschaft she appeared in Hermann Suter's Le Laudi in 1967 and in Antonín Dvořák's Requiem in 1975.[7] She recorded songs of Igor Stravinsky, Pastorale for soprano, oboe, English horn, clarinet and bassoon, and his orchestration of Two Sacred Songs by Hugo Wolf.[8]

In 1975 she was appointed professor at the Robert Schumann Hochschule in Düsseldorf.[1] Her students have included Andreas Schmidt.

She wrote a book Die Balance im Gesang (Balance in Singing), published by Ricordi in 2004.[9]

From 1959 until his death in 2010, Reichelt was married to the lawyer and former World War II Luftwaffe pilot Hajo Herrmann.[10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Ingeborg Reichelt (Soprano)". bach-cantatas.com. June 2001. Retrieved 2010-05-26. 
  2. ^ "Cantata BWV 39 Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot". bach-cantatas.com. May 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-26. 
  3. ^ "Bach Fritz Werner Cantatas Vol.1". musicweb-international.com. November 2004. Retrieved 2010-05-26. 
  4. ^ "Bach Fritz Werner". musicweb-international.com. April 2005. Retrieved 2010-05-26. 
  5. ^ "Alle Konzerte seit 1924" (in German). beethovenchor-lu.de. 2010. pp. 17, 20. Retrieved 2010-05-26. 
  6. ^ "Heinrich - Schütz - Chor Heilbronn Konzertchronik" (in German). heinrich-schuetz-chor.de. 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-26. 
  7. ^ "Konzertliste der Bonner Bach-Gemeinschaft" (in German). bach-chor-bonn.de. 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-26. 
  8. ^ "Stravinsky Choral and Chamber Works". gramophone.net. February 1982. Retrieved 2010-05-26. 
  9. ^ "Die Balance im Gesang.html" (in German). Weltbild.de. May 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-26. 
  10. ^ Daily Telegraph. "Obituary: Hans-Joachim Herrmann" (November 24, 2010)
  11. ^ Hamburger Abendblatt. "In der Kirche von Nienstedten getraut". September 26, 1959 (in German)

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