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Wiebke Hoogklimmer - Contralto, Producer and Director

As you can see in my biography I studied opera direction in Hamburg with Goetz Friedrich and didn't start taking private vocal lessons until after completing my directing studies.
Today I'm a contralto, but as you can see from my training and experience in theatre as assistant director, stage manager and substitute in the artistic management office etc., I don't have the usual singer's biography, I'm more a "singing director".
Right from the beginning I planned to combine singing and directing. I plan to combine my voice with images both through theatre and film.
At the moment I am working in different film productions, in order to prepare myself for my own film project.

In the following pages you can see programmes from recitals I've already given. I intend to continue giving these recitals as they stand. (Should you be interested in my opera and concert repertoire please see my biography).

Simply click on the desired title for more information:

"Clairières dans le ciel"
Song cycle by Lili Boulanger (1893-1918) and
selected songs by Franz Schubert (1797-1828) and
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
Wiebke Hoogklimmer, Contralto and Patrick Walliser, Piano

"Der Krieg ist gestorben" ("The War has died")
The dream of peace in the imagination of
composers from Argentina, Mexico, Columbia and the USA
Four World Premières for Wind Quintet and Contralto
Virtú Maragno (1928-2004, Argentina), Arturo Pantaleón (*1965, Mexico),
Gabriel Soto (*1976, Columbia) und Anna Rubin (*1946, USA)
Wiebke Hoogklimmer, Contralto and the Musagetes-Quintet.

Spring night
Songs to the poems of Ludwig Uhland and Joseph von Eichendorff by
Franz Schubert (1797-1828), Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847),
Robert Schumann (1810-1856), Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) and
Hugo Wolf (1860-1903)
Wiebke Hoogklimmer, Contralto and Patrick Walliser, Piano

Lost in the world
Songs by Franz Schubert (1797-1828) and Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
Wiebke Hoogklimmer, Contralto and Patrick Walliser, Piano

jewish contemporary composers for contralto and percussion, percussion solo and contralto solo
Berthold Goldschmidt (1903-1996): "Noble little soldier's wife"
Tzvi Avni (*1927): "Feste Shtilkeit" - WORLD PREMIÈRE -
Herbert Brün (1918-2000): "Just seven for drum"
Leon Schidlowsky (*1931): "If We Die"
Tzvi Avni (*1927): from "Five Variations for Mr. K."
Anna Rubin (*1946): ICE SONG: Fantasy on an inuit
Wiebke Hoogklimmer, Contralto and Sanja Fister, Percussion

Song cycle by Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) and songs by 'Des Knaben Wunderhorn',
Franz Schubert (1797-1828): selected songs
Wiebke Hoogklimmer, Contralto und Patrick Walliser, Piano

Love, death, resurection...
Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Dichterliebe
Clara Schumann (1819-1896): selected songs
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): 4 ernste Gesänge
Wiebke Hoogklimmer, Contralto and Patrick Walliser, Piano

Beautiful Rohtraut
Songs by Fanny Hensel (1805-1847), Johanna Kinkel (1810-1858),
Luise Adolpha Le Beau (1850-1927), Alice Samter (*1908),
Ethel Smyth (1858-1944), Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979) and
Lili Boulanger (1893-1918)
Wiebke Hoogklimmer, Contralto - various pianists

So near, so far...
Songs by Robert Schumann (1810-1856), Arthur Honegger (1892-1955),
Alban Berg (1885-1935), C. René Hirschfeld (*1965)
Wiebke Hoogklimmer, Contralto and Patrick Walliser, Piano

Late summer night's dream
Songs by Luise Adolpha Le Beau (1850-1927) and
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Wiebke Hoogklimmer, Contralto, Al Hemsley, Violin and Patrick Walliser, Piano

Weep you no more
John Blow: "Ode on the Death of Mr. Henry Purcell"
for two contraltos, two treble recorders and basso continuo and
songs by Henry Purcell and instrumental pieces by his contemporaries
Wiebke Hoogklimmer, Contralto and Dirk Klawuhn, Contralto,
various instrumentalists

Song cycle by Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Wiebke Hoogklimmer, Contralto and Patrick Walliser, Piano

Gypsy songs
by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), Robert Schumann (1810-1856),
Peter Tschaikowsky (1840-1893), Antonin Dvorák (1841-1904) and
Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Wiebke Hoogklimmer, Contralto and Stefan Laska, Piano


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