New Swiss Talents - Hans Peter Scheidegger (NST 14/1983)


Bass Baritonist Hans Peter Scheidegger was born into a farming family in Switzerland's Jura region in 1953. He studied philosophy and history at the University of Berne.

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At the same time he studied singing at the Berne Conservatory and at the Music Academy of Essen in West Germany. He has performed extensively in Switzerland and abroad. In 1982 he won the annual Soloists' Prize of the Swiss Musicians' Association.

Musical content

1. Franz Schubert: Prometheus (excerpt)
2. Robert Schumann: Frühlingsfahrt op. 45 no. 2 - Spring Journey
Lyrics by J. von Eichendorff
3. Othmar Schoeck: Ergebung - Resignation. From "Sacred Songs"
Lyrics by J. von Eichendorff
4. Johannes Brahms: Wie rafft' ich mich auf
Lyrics by A. Platen
5. Franz Liszt: Sonnet XC (104), Pace non trove - Peace I Cannot Find
Lyrics by F. Petrarca
6. Jacques Ibert: Chanson du départ de Don Quichotte - Departing Song of Don Quixote
Lyrics by P. de Ronsard
7. Franz Schubert: Il modo di prendere moglie op. 83 no. 3 - The Reasons for Matrimony
Lyrics by P. Metastasio

Hans Peter Scheidegger, Bass Baritone; Wendy Waterman, piano

Production information

Musica Helvetica. New Swiss Talents NST 14. Hans Peter Scheidegger (Bass Baritone). Wendy Waterman (piano accompanist). Produced 1983 for SBC / SRI by Lance Tschannen.

Background information

Switzerland is a small alpine nation shaped and influenced by great cultural cross-currents that have swept through Europe over centuries. Out of elements of diversity, the people of this country have forged a distinctly Swiss identity. And music is one of its most eloquent expressions. "Musica Helvetica" explores different facets of music in Switzerland from its earliest beginnings to the latest works of modern Swiss composers, from folk music to rock and jazz. This historical series span the years 1973 to 1998. These recordings are not available.

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