Hugues Cuénod

Born 26 June 1902. Died December 2010
Hugues Cuénod
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1902-06-26
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Hugues Cuénod

Hugues Cuénod Biography (Wikipedia)

Hugues-Adhémar Cuénod (26 June 1902 – 6 December 2010) was a Swiss classical tenor and music educator known for his performances in international opera, operetta, both traditional and musical theatre, and on the concert stage, where he was particularly known for his clear, light, romantic and expressive poised interpretation of mélodie (French art song). A master of diction and technique, his repertoire encompassed everything from the medieval chansons of Guillaume de Machaut, Elizabethan Love Songs, the sacred renaissance compositions of Claudio Monteverdi to the operas of Jacques Offenbach and the avant garde works of Igor Stravinsky, as well as recordings of lute songs. Cuénod contributed to the revival of baroque music, performing compositions by Francesco Cavalli and others. A distinguished singer of Johann Sebastian Bach's music, he was particularly praised for his interpretation of the Evangelist in Bach's St Matthew Passion. He had the longest career of any recorded vocalist or performer in history: he gave his first performance in Paris in 1928, appearing in musical comedies, later in his career gravitating more towards concert and opera, he gave his last concert in 1992; of the latter performances he became best known in the role as Emperor Altoum, appearing opposite Plácido Domingo in Puccini's Turandot.

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Hugues Cuénod Tracks

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Johannes Brahms
Am Donaustrande (Liebeslieder Waltzes)
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Am Donaustrande (Liebeslieder Waltzes)
Claudio Monteverdi
Zefiro Torna
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Zefiro Torna
Claudio Monteverdi
Zefiro torna
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Zefiro torna

Zefiro torna

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Ensemble Vocal et Instrumental Nadia Boulanger
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Claudio Monteverdi
Ardo E Scoprir, Ahi Lasso, Io Non Ardisco
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Ardo E Scoprir, Ahi Lasso, Io Non Ardisco
Claudio Monteverdi
Zefiro Torna (Ciaconna)
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Zefiro Torna (Ciaconna)
Claudio Monteverdi
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Claudio Monteverdi
Nadia Boulanger Ensemble
Basia Retchitzka, Lucienne Devallier, Renee Peter, Doris Rossiaud, Roger Aubert, Motet de Geneve, Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский, Hugues Cuénod, Heinz Rehfuss, Jacques Horneffer & Ernest Ansermet
Les noces
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Les noces

Les noces

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Basia Retchitzka, Lucienne Devallier, Renee Peter, Doris Rossiaud, Roger Aubert, Motet de Geneve, Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский, Hugues Cuénod, Heinz Rehfuss, Jacques Horneffer & Ernest Ansermet
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1984: Prom 30
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Royal Albert Hall
1984-08-18T18:50:24
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Aug
1984

Proms 1984: Prom 30

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1973: Prom 16
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Royal Albert Hall
1973-08-06T18:50:24
6
Aug
1973

Proms 1973: Prom 16

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1972: Prom 03
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Royal Albert Hall
1972-07-24T18:50:24
24
Jul
1972

Proms 1972: Prom 03

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1971: Prom 14
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Royal Albert Hall
1971-08-06T18:50:24
6
Aug
1971

Proms 1971: Prom 14

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1970: Prom 23
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Royal Albert Hall
1970-08-11T18:50:24
11
Aug
1970

Proms 1970: Prom 23

Royal Albert Hall

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