Format: COMPACT DISC
Christian Hilz Dorian Keilhack
The songs for baritone and piano collected on this album were composed by Eberhard Klemmstein between 1999 and 2020. They are settings of texts by German-language poets from three centuries and vastly different in temperament. They are performed by Baritone Christian Hilz and pianist Dorian Keilhack. Christian Hilz‘s artistic, musical, and pedagogical life is formed and infused by an approach to the repertoire of opera, oratorio, and art songs characterized by enthusiasm as well as zest. His comprehensive scope of activities, consisting of his international career as a singer of opera and concert, as a professor of voice and chamber music at the Bern University of Arts as well as Artistic Director of the Austria Baroque Academy, in addition to being thee director of numerous Master Classes, makes clear the diversity and multiplicity of his competence. The combination of these challenging responsibilities represents for him a fruitful and mutually inspiring balance.