13. May

Ludwig Mittelhammer – the new star in the baritone firmament

Three composers, two performers and centre stage a young, and sometimes sensitive protagonist. Berlin Classics is pleased to release Ludwig Mittelhammer’s debut album. Baritone Ludwig Mittelhammer and pianist Jonathan Ware interpret songs by Franz Schubert, Hugo Wolf and Nikolai Medtner. The album "Schubert/Wolf/Medtner" will be released on 21 June.

After studying in Munich with Lang, Dutilly, Truniger and Elbert, and attending many master classes, with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Brigitte Fassbaender among others, Ludwig Mittelhammer guested at some famous venues such as Londonʼs Wigmore Hall, the Philharmonie in Cologne and the Summer Festival in Bad Kissingen, and he recently gave his debut with the Cleveland Orchestra under Franz Welser-Möst. In his early 30s, he now feels it is time to release his debut album. "I would never be so arrogant as to say that I have interpreted these songs better or more correctly than everyone else; one simply cannot say that. But personally I do think that my performance on this album is the nicest."

This is the debut album of a young singer of whom great things are expected.