Franz Schubert

Fahrt zum Hades (Mayrhofer)

Der Sieg (Mayrhofer)

Der Strom (Schubert?)

Aus Heliopolis II (Mayrhofer)

Das Abendrot (Schreiber)

Hugo Wolf

Harfenspieler I, Wer sich der Einsamkeit ergibt (Goethe)

Harfenspieler II, An die Türen will ich schleichen (Goethe)

Harfenspieler III, Wer nie sein Brot mit Tränen aß (Goethe)

Hugo Wolf

3 Gesänge nach Michelangelo

Wohl denk ich oft an mein vergangenes Leben

Alles endet, was entsteht

Fühlt meine Seele das ersehnte Licht von Gott

Rudi Stephan

Zwei ernste Gesänge

Am Abend (Günther)

Memento vivere (Hebbel)

Hugo Wolf

Grenzen der Menschheit (Goethe)

Abendbilder (Lenau)

Richard Strauss

Das Tal (Uhland)

Der Einsame (Heine)

Im Spätboot (Meyer)

Franz-Josef Selig
bass
bass
Gerold Huber
piano
Franz-Josef Selig

Franz-Josef Selighas established himself on the international arena as one of the best-known performers of serious bassparts. Initially, he studied church music at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Cologne before taking voice classes under Claudio Nicolai. He regularly gives guest performances as Gurnemanz, King Marke, Sarastro, Rocco, Osmin, Daland, Fiesco and Fasolt at all of the world’s great opera houses (such as Vienna State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Teatro alla Scala di Milano or Metropolitan Opera New York) and festivals (Bayreuth Festival, Salzburg Festival).

In season 2015/16 Franz-Josef Selig takes part in various interesting projects, such as a new production of Monteverdi’s Poppea (Seneca) at the Theater an der Wien (Spinosi/Guth), half-scenic performances of Pelléas et Mélisande (Arkel) with the Berlin Philharmonics as well as the London Symphony Orchestra (Rattle/Sellars), Fidelio (Rocco) at the Bavarian State Opera (Mehta/Bieito) and Parsifal (Gurnemanz) at the Teatro Real Madrid (Bychkov/Guth).

Numerous CD and DVD productions document the artistic range of this remarkable singer – from Bach’s St Matthew Passion, through Mozart’s Magic Flute (The Royal Opera, London/Sir Colin Davis), Don Giovanni (Wiener Staatsoper/Riccardo Muti), Le nozze di Figaro (Salzburg Festival/Nikolaus Harnoncourt), and Entführungausdem Serail (Gran Teatre del Liceu/IvorBolton/ChristophLoy), all the way to L’incoronazione di Poppea (Gran Teatre del Liceu/David Alden/Harry Bicket). The DVD recording Der Ring des Nibelungen (DG, Metropolitan Opera New York, 2010) with Franz-Josef Selig as Fasolt received the Grammy award in 2013.


Gerold HuberMunich-born Gerold Huber regularly appears as a lied pianist at festivals, such as Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, Schwetzingen Festival and Rheingau Music Festival, and major venues, including Philharmonie Cologne, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Konzerthaus and Musikverein in Vienna, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Wigmore Hall London, Großes Festspielhaus Salzburg, Lincoln Center and Armory or Carnegie Hall in New York and Musée d’Orsay in Paris.

In 1998 he was awarded the Prix International Pro Musicis in Paris/New York together with baritone Christian Gerhaher, his regular duo partner. In 2001 he was a prize-winner at the Johann Sebastian Bach International Piano Competition in Saarbrücken.

Gerold Huber works with such internationally renowned singers as Christiane Karg, Christina Landshamer, Ruth Ziesak, Mojca Erdmann, Michael Nagy, Maximilian Schmitt and Franz-Josef Selig.

Gerold Huber’s activities as a soloist focus on the works of Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms and Franz Schubert. He has given recitals in Munich, Regensburg, at the Théâtre Municipal des Romains in France, at the Kultursommer Kassel Festival and the New Zealand Festival in Wellington.

Apart from two solo albums with works by Beethoven and Schumann, he is most renowned for his outstanding recordings with baritone Christian Gerhaher, which have all received many awards. His extensive discography includes Schubert’s Lieder with Bernarda Fink (Schubert for Harmonia Mundi France), Ruth Ziesak (Liszt for Berlin Classics; Haydn and Mahler/Zemlinsky for Capriccio, Mendelssohn for AVI) and recordings with Maximilian Schmitt (Clara and Robert Schumann/Schubert Die schöne Müllerin for Oehmsclassic).