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 Felix Rienth - tenor

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       "... a singer of real vocal beauty..."     

"AMERICAN  RECORD  GUIDE " (USA)      

                                           

Telemann: Tenor Cantatas & Recorder Sonatas

MADRID: - Felix Rienth's Telemann-CD elected among the                

"10 best CDs of the month"     

      by spanish music magazine  "RITMO"  

   

                                                                                 

 

Felix Rienth's next CD: his third CD with LA TEMPESTA BASEL in autumn 2017 for VANITAS RECORDS

  

 Swiss-spanish tenor Felix Rienth will record his third album with swiss baroque ensemble LA TEMPESTA BASEL, after his successful CDs by Pepusch and Telemann, presenting an italian baroque repertory, featuring Cantatas by Scarlatti, Hasse and Sarro. This coming CD, untitled "Barocco napolitano" is Felix Rienth's first work for spanish label VANITAS RECORDS and pursues the tenor's discography whith more than 20 CDs. LA TEMPESTA BASEL is conducted by recorder player Muriel Rochat Rienth. CD to be published in 2018 and worldwide distributed by Challenge Records (Holland).

 

                                        

 

 

Presentation of the coming CD by tenor Felix Rienth at the first spanish international early music fair "FEIMA 2016" in Murcia

Tenor Felix Rienth presented october 2016 at the first spanish Early Music Fair "FEIMA 2016" in Murcia his latest CD with Händel's "German Arias", performing with his wife, recorder player Muriel Rochat Rienth and harpsichordist Andrés Alberto Gómez. Rienth's CD will be published by spanish label VANITAS in 2017.

                                         

 

Tenor Felix Rienth featuring at "I. Albacete Baroque Music Festival"  (Spain) , April 2016

 

Tenor Felix Rienth gave a highly successful concert with renowned spanish baroque ensemble LA REVERENCIA and soprano Paloma Gallego. In Albacte's traditional "Teatro Circo", the enthusiastic spanish audience listened to airs and duettos by Händel and Steffani.

Felix Rienth recently recorded Händel's "German Airs" with LA REVERENCIA ensemble, CD to be published in 2017. 

Listen to part of the concert,

Live recording from Teatro Circo, Albacete (Spain), 10 april 2016

Felix Rienth & LA REVERENCIA

Händel: Air "Künft'ger Zeiten , eitler Kummer"

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- Tenor Felix Rienth invited as an interview-guest in 2014 and 2015 to "Radio Nacional de España"...

...and german Radio SWR Stuttgart showing Rienth's Telemann-CD

Radio talker Jesús Trujillo with tenor Felix Rienth in Madrid Studio of Spanish National Radio

Listen to the complete radio-show, click here! (in spanish language)  

 

                                                            

 



BIOGRAPHY FELIX RIENTH, tenor 

The Swiss tenor Felix Rienth, with spanish mother, (born in Basle/CH) received his first musical education in Knabenkantorei of Basle (Basle Boys' Choir). He began to appear as soloist in the Magic Flute by Mozart as "First boy" at Basle Opera under the direction of Armin Jordan. After his maturity, he studied Spanish and German at the University of Basle before being devoted entirely to singing at Heidi Wölnerhanssen (Basle). In 2000 he obtained the diploma of opera from the "Swiss Opera Studio" of the Berne "Hochschule der Künste". Following that he particpated in master-classes at the Festival of Lucerne with Barbara Schlick and Peter Schreier. Promoted by the Young Artists' Foundation in Lucerne, he gave a concert of operatic arias with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra.

Felix Rienth was  taught by tenor Hans Dornbusch (Royal Opera of Stockholm) as well as by Richard Levitt from the famous Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.

Felix Rienth has appeared in Switzerland, France, Spain, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Holland, Austria, Portugal the Czech Republic and Greece in oratorios such as "Saint John Passion" by Bach, "The Messiah" by Händel, "Eliah" by Mendelssohn, "The Paradise and  Perished" by Schumann, "Requiem" by Dvorak, "Stabat mater" by Rossini. In recent years he was invited to the Cologne Philharmonic Hall, the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, the Graz Symphony Hall, the Zurich Tonhalle, the Geneva Victoria Hall, the Basle Musiksaal. He sang at different European Festivals like Paris, Ambronay, Granada, Amsterdam, Lisbon, Porto, Regensburg, Ghent, Peñíscola, Fribourg and performed with Frans Brüggen, Gerd Guglhör, Eduardo López Banzo and Gabriel Garrido.

Felix Rienth also recorded about 20 CDs, on the labels K617, Symphonia, Ricercar, OehmsClassics, Pan Classics and Enchiriadis. His recording of Francesc Valls' Solo Cantatas was awarded the "Prelude Classical Music Award 2007" in Holland for the best baroque release of the year. Ruimonte's "Parnaso español" (spanish madrigals in solo version) received the "Diapason d'or" in France. With baroque ensemble LA TEMPESTA BASEL he published in 2009 the tenor cantatas by J.C. Pepusch on Enchiriadis, where Felix Rienth was comparred by Music magazine "CD compact" (Barcelona) to the legendary tenor Anthony Rolfe Johnson.

In 2011 was published his first recital recording: The baroque "Tonos humanos" by Spanish composer José Marín (on "La mà de Guido"), a CD called as a "reference recording"  by german magazine "Klassik heute" and described as "strongly recommended" by US magazine FANFARE.

Recent projects included concerts with the Suisse Romande Orchestra, the basel sinfonietta and recitals in Spain (Valencia, Ronda/Málaga) as well as Haydn's "Creation" with the Constance Philharmonic Orchestra, the "Messiah" in Munich and "Eliah" in Fürstenfeldbruck (Bavaria). He also performed at the WorldExpo 2008 in Zaragoza with spanish baroque ensemble "Resonet"and sung in Palma de Mallorca  Mahler's "Lied von der Erde" with the City of Palma de Mallorca Symphony Orchestra, as well as Mendelssohn's "Paulus" in Geneva and Paris, Mendelssohn's "Lobgesang" at the "Métropole" Lausanne, Händel's "Acis and Galatea" with the Granada Baroque Orchestra in Spain, Dvorak's "Stabat Mater" in Zurich, Bach's "St Matthew Passion" in Dusseldorf, Bach's "Christmas-Oratorio" with the Basle Boys' Choir.

In 2008 Felix Rienth gave a baroque recital in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Fabiola of Belgium at the "Festival of sacred Music" in Motril/Granada (Spain). 

In 2012 Felix Rienth was invited to a concert series with Bach's "St John Passion"  (Arias) in Amsterdam, Haarlem, Utrecht and Innsbruck (Austria) with the wolrdwide famous "Orchestra of the 18th Century", conducted by Frans Brüggen.

 Concerts in 2014/15 include performances and recitals at Magnano Festival Piemonte (Italy), Santiago de Compostela Opera Week (Spain) and "Klangraum"-Festival Krems (Austria).

Felix Rienth's last CD (2014 by Enchiriadis/NAXOS) of Telemann's Tenor Cantatas from "Harmonischer Gottesdienst" with LA TEMPESTA BASEL and his wife, recorder player Muriel Rochat Rienth, was elected among the "10 best CDs of the month" by spanish magazine RITMO and described as "extraordinary CD"  by FANFARE magazine (New York). He was invited at spanish Radio Nacional de España to Madrid as an interview guest as well as at canadian radio "CKRL" (Québec-City), showing his discography.

US-Magazine "American Record Guide" called tenor Felix Rienth as "a singer of real vocal beauty".

Further CD- recordings of Felix Rienth include in 2015 Händel's "German Arias" with renowned spanish ensemble LA REVERENCIA and Mauro Giuliani's "Ariette and Cavatine" for spanish label VANITAS.

For swiss label GALLO will be published music of contemporary austrian composer Viktor Fortin.

Felix Rienth is married with swiss recorder player Muriel Rochat Rienth, formed at Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.

    

                               

Available 2014 on ENCHIRIADIS: 

              

 G. Ph. Telemann: Tenor Cantatas

Felix Rienth & La Tempesta Basel

Muriel Rochat Rienth, recorder & direction

Enchiriadis EN 2038

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 Link to NAXOS of America, News February 2014

 

"I don’t think I have encountered Rienth before, but I am impressed by the fullness and firm projection of his clear tenor voice, joined with excellent sensitivity to text values. "

 "American Record Guide" (USA), august 2014

 

 

"Felix Rienth has a nicely resonant tenor that is capable of handling the various affects of the cantatas with ease. He has a good sense of the music’s phrases and contrasts necessary to outline the text."

"...it is certainly worthy of obtaining if you want an excellent performance of representative works..."

FANFARE Magazine, (USA), july 2014

 

 

"...I was particularly satisfied with his performance of the recitatives. That is not that easy..."

MusicWeb International (England), august 2014

 

Click here to listen to the CD !

Click here for more reviews!

Click here to read the interview with Felix Rienth on spanish newspaper "Diario de Sevilla" (in spanish language)

                  

 

BIOGRAPHY / NEWS  

   

Felix Rienth & spanish ensemble LA REVERENCIA starting artistic cooperation

Ensemble La Reverencia

Tenor Felix Rienth will begin a new cooperation with spanish renowned ensemble LA REVERENCIA, conducted by harpsichord player Andrés Alberto Gómez. First project will be the CD-recording of Händel's "German Arias" for spanish label VANITAS in 2015.

Link to the CD-label VANITAS, click here!

 

  Felix Rienth's Telemann-CD with great critical acclaim in US- and UK-magazines

Telemann's "Tenor Cantatas" by Felix Rienth & La Tempesta Basel earned successful critics in two important US- magazines 2014, such as in "FANFARE" and in "AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE". British "MusicWeb international" also published a fine review about Rienth's CD:

 

"Four cantatas from this series, all for “high” voice, recorder, and continuo, are included on this disc, which is the third to feature tenor Felix Rienth, and his second collaboration with his wife, recorder player Muriel Rochat Rienth."

"Felix Rienth has a nicely resonant tenor that is capable of handling the various affects of the cantatas with ease. He has a good sense of the music’s phrases and contrasts necessary to outline the text."

"...a fine disc..."

"...is certainly worthy of obtaining if you want an excellent performance of representative works."

FANFARE Magazine (New York / USA), august 2014

 

"A further parallel between the two discs is that each presents a singer of real vocal beauty and distinct artistic sensitivies."

"I don’t think I have encountered Rienth before, but I am impressed by the fullness and firm projection of his clear tenor voice, joined with excellent sensitivity to text values. "

 "American Record Guide" (Cincinnati /USA), august 2014

 

 

"The cantatas on the present disc are for high voice which can either be a soprano or a tenor. In this case we hear the Swiss tenor Felix Rienth. Not long ago I reviewed a recording of Spanish songs and I was very enthusiastic about his performances. Here again he shows his qualities, especially in the interpretation of the text. I was particularly satisfied with his performance of the recitatives. That is not that easy, considering their length; apart from the basso continuo the singer is all on his own. He takes the right amount of rhythmic freedom in the interest of expression, and adopts the right accents. He also sings well in the arias..."

"That said, this is a disc which Telemann aficionados will certainly like to have. It is an attractive programme of vocal and instrumental music, and the cantatas in particular are not that familiar. The way their text is interpreted is one of its main assets."

MusicWeb International (Coventry / England), august 2014

 

                                                                            

 

Also available 2011 on "La mà de Guido": 

José Marín: Tonos humanos (baroque songs)

Felix Rienth, tenor

Manuel Vilas, baroque harp

 

 "La mà de Guido" (Barcelona) LMG 2101

www.lamadeguido.com

 

" ...I would highly recommend this disc..."

FANFARE Magazine (USA), july 2014

 

"Felix Rienth and Manuel Vilas bring outstanding performances..."

Online-Magazine for Ancient music "Musica dei donum" (Utrecht / NL), November 2011

 

"I really like the presentation. Truly lovely."

American Record Guide (USA) , May 2012

 

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Click here to watch the video!

                                               

 

                           Also available since 2009 on "ENCHIRIADIS":                                 

 

Johann Christoph Pepusch: Tenor Cantatas

Felix Rienth, tenor

La Tempesta Basel

Muriel Rochat Rienth, recorder & direction

Enchiriadis EN 2024,

distr. NAXOS

 

"This is one fine disc.."

FANFARE Magazine (USA), july 2014

 

"This is altogether a most enjoyable recording"

Early Music Review (England), February 2009

 

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 Further Reviews of the Pepusch-CD:

 

"An excellent interpretation by tenor Felix Rienth, whose beautiful timbre, paired with great technical ability, reminds one of the legendary Anthony Rolfe Johnson."

CD magazine "CD Compact" (Barcelona), 12/2008

 

 

"The La Tempesta ensemble from Basel is led by recorder player Muriel Rienth, who performs with clarity and a good sense of phrasing. She blends with the voice, her husband Felix Rienth, so that the two form an inseparable duo."

"Felix Rienth has a light and flexible tenor, always on pitch and giving the music much in the way of fine nuance, making Pepusch come alive."

"This is one fine disc, and not only does Pepusch need to be resurrected beyond the The Beggar’s Opera, this performance does his competent and interesting music full justice."

FANFARE Magazine (New York / USA), july 2014

 

 

"…and has raised the bar very high, thanks to the interpretational qualities in the vocal parts with the beautiful and stylistically confident voice of tenor Felix Rienth…"

Musical journal "Scherzo" (Madrid), 12/2008

 

"…on the present CD, which is the recording premiere of the baroque ensemble La Tempesta Basel, Swiss-Spanish tenor Felix Rienth sings four of Pepusch’s English cantatas with admirable confidence and taste."

Diario de Sevilla (Seville Newspaper), 2008

 

 Listen to the music, click here!

                                      

Felix Rienth with Her Majesty, Queen Fabiola of Belgium after his concert at the "International Sacred Music Festival "King Baudoin of Belgium" in Motril /Granada (Spain), September 2008 

 

 

  Mendelssohn's "Paulus" (Oratorio) at the Cathedral of Noyon (France), september 2009

 

  Mahler's "Song of the earth" in Palma de Mallorca (Spain)

 

                                                              

 

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GOOD BYE !

 

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