Rest_In_Peace's current selection is:
Wagner: Verachtet mir die Meister nicht (Finale)
by conductor Heinz Fricke, performed by Siegfried Vogel, with Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin & Chorus
Heinz Fricke (1927 to 2015) was a German conductor and music director. Heinz Fricke was born on February 11th 1927 in Halberstadt, Germany. He received his musical education in Weimar and Leipzig, where he studied with Hermann Abendroth. He went on to hold the position of music director of the Berlin State Opera from 1961 to 1992, and the same for the Norwegian National Opera, between 1984 and 1990. He moved to the Washington National Opera as its music director in 1993, and after his retirement in 2010 was bestowed with the honorific title of 'Music Director Emeritus' of both the Washington National Opera and also the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, who he had been with from the same time. Since his appointment back then, his works with the latter company had seen him conduct numerous productions, including "Don Giovanni", "Die Zauberflöte", "Der fliegende Holländer", "Parsifal", "Tristan und Isolde", "Das Rheingold", "Die Walküre", "Salome", and "Der Rosenkavalier". He had also conducted all the major symphony orchestras in Europe, Australia, Japan and South America, and made numerous television appearances in Germany and abroad, along with many radio and CD recordings. Heinz Fricke died on December 7th 2015 at his home near Berlin, aged 88.
1927 - 2015 - Germany
Posted: 23rd December 2015
Hundreds of very talented musicians pass away each year, some without much recognition at all. On "Rest In Peace", I aim to give them a fitting 'send-off', with a decent Tribute. I hope you will join me in marking their passing.....
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