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RALF OTTO

For the conductor Ralf Otto, flexibility, diversity and transparency of sound have always been essential to his work with choirs and orchestras. He believes that understanding the compositional structure of a piece of music is an indispensable prerequisite to achieve intensely emotional expression. The conductor’s reputation is based on his gift for interpreting different musical styles, from the Renaissance through to the music of today.

Since the beginning of his career, he has been a strong advocate for the performance of early music according to historically informed performance practices. In 1981, he founded the Frankfurter Vokalensemble, with which his main focus was contemporary music. Otto’s repertoire encompasses Monteverdi, the complete works of Bach, essential works from the Baroque period, the Viennese classics, the Romantic period, Britten, Eisler, Dallapiccola, Schoenberg and contemporary composers. Driven by his avid interest in as yet unheard music, Ralf Otto focusses on rediscovering forgotten compositions by composers such as Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, as well as on contemporary works.

His numerous recordings and broadcasts are a testament to his artistic achievements.

Role: Conductor 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
BACH, J.S.: Arias - BWV 21, 51, 53, 82, 199, 244, 248 Capriccio
C10882
Vocal
BACH, J.S.: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 (Poplutz, Mainz Bach Choir and Orchestra, R. Otto) Naxos
8.574001-02
Choral - Sacred
BACH, J.S.: St. John Passion (1749 version, with additional movements from 1725 version) (Mainz Bach Choir and Orchestra, R. Otto) Naxos
8.573817-18
Choral - Sacred
BACH, W.F.: Cantatas (L'arpa festante, Otto) (NTSC) Accentus Music
ACC-20103
Classical Concert
Choral Music (100 Masterpieces) Capriccio
C49565
Choral - Sacred
Choral Music (Ave Maria Choruses) - BACH, J.S. / GOUNOD, C.-F. / MENDELSSOHN, Felix / SCHUBERT, F. / BRUCKNER, A. / PERGOLESI, G.B. Capriccio
C10769
Choral - Sacred
Choral Music (Sacred) - BACH, J.S. / SCHUBERT, F. / ZELENKA, J.D. / SCHEIN, J.H. / HANDEL, G.F. / SCHUTZ, H. / BRUCKNER, A. / SCHUBERT, F. Capriccio
C49337
Choral - Sacred
Choral Music (Sacred) - HANDEL, G.F. / MOZART, W.A. / HAYDN, J. / BEETHOVEN, L. van / BACH, J.S. / MENDELSSOHN, Felix / BRUCKNER, A. Capriccio
C49333
Choral - Sacred
Choral Music (Sacred) - SCHUBERT, F. / BRAHMS, J. / MENDELSSOHN, Felix / VERDI, G. / MONTEVERDI, C. / BRUCKNER, A. / MOZART, W.A. / GRIEG, E. Capriccio
C49341
Choral - Sacred
CHRISTMAS BOULEVARD Capriccio
C49329
Orchestral
CHRISTMAS CHORAL CONCERT - HANDEL, G.F. / MOZART, W.A. / BACH, J.S. / PRAETORIUS, M. / GRUBER, F.X. / BACH, J.C.F. / ADAM, A. Capriccio
C49105
Choral - Sacred
CHRISTMAS CHORAL MUSIC Capriccio
C10468
Choral - Sacred
CHRISTMAS CONCERT (Stille Nacht) Capriccio
C10487
Choral - Sacred, Orchestral
CHRISTMAS FESTIVE CONCERT - BACH, J.S. / HANDEL, G.F. / PRAETORIUS, M. / MANFREDINI, F.O. / MENDELSSOHN, Felix / GABRIELI, G. Capriccio
C49310
Choral - Sacred, Orchestral
CHRISTMAS MEDITATION Capriccio
C7073
Vocal, Choral - Sacred, Orchestral





 
 
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