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Hermann Prey

1929 - 1998

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Hermann Prey ([praɪ] Berlin, 11 July 1929 – Krailling, 22 July 1998) was a German lyric baritone, who was equally at home in the Lied, operatic and concert repertoires. His American debut was in November 1952, with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Eugene Ormandy, and his American recital debut took place in 1956, at New York's Carnegie Hall. As a Lieder singer, he was a gifted interpreter of Schubert, including his song-cycles Die schöne Müllerin and Die Winterreise and the collection of songs Schwanengesang, as well as of Robert Schumann, Richard Strauss and Gustav Mahler. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hermann Prey has received more than 103,770 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Hermann Prey is the 724th most popular singer, the 3,143rd most popular biography from Germany and the 31st most popular German Singer.

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Among singers, Hermann Prey ranks 724 out of 3,528Before him are Toni Braxton, Alain Barrière, M. S. Subbulakshmi, Paul Young, Eric Carmen, and Gladys Knight. After him are Pharrell Williams, Alanis Morissette, Peter Steele, Marinella, Pablo Milanés, and Mort Shuman.

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Among people born in 1929, Hermann Prey ranks 222Before him are Jack Higgins, Liselotte Pulver, Berry Gordy, Otar Patsatsia, Katherine Helmond, and Lee Shau-kee. After him are Jeremy Thorpe, Link Wray, Józef Glemp, Lyudmila Zykina, Luigi Taveri, and June Squibb. Among people deceased in 1998, Hermann Prey ranks 126Before him are Qian Zhongshu, Jack Lord, Keisuke Kinoshita, Jean Leray, Mahbub ul Haq, and Phil Hartman. After him are Jon Postel, Bertil Nordahl, Gérard Grisey, Mariano Martín, Friedrich Josias, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and Samuel Eilenberg.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Hermann Prey ranks 3,143 out of 6,142Before him are Ernst Ludwig I, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen (1672), Rudolf III, Duke of Saxe-Wittenberg (1373), Princess Sophie of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (1778), Johannes Aventinus (1477), Otto Gessler (1875), and Count Palatine Joseph Charles of Sulzbach (1694). After him are Bernhard Kellermann (1879), Princess Friederike of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (1811), Mats Hummels (1988), Friedrich Adolf Trendelenburg (1802), Ulf Merbold (1941), and Georg Franz Hoffmann (1760).

Among SINGERS In Germany

Among singers born in Germany, Hermann Prey ranks 31Before him are Walter Andreas Schwarz (1913), Hans Hotter (1909), H.P. Baxxter (1964), Lilli Lehmann (1848), Lotte Lehmann (1888), and Roy Black (1943). After him are Doro (1964), Tanita Tikaram (1969), Hildegard Behrens (1937), Renate Müller (1906), Kurt Moll (1938), and Jonas Kaufmann (1969).