Death of a Bavarian bass, 92

The basso Hans Günter Nöcker,who died last week, was a popular soloist for 43 years in the Bavarian Staatsoper.

Discovered by Wieland Wagner in Stuttgart, he sang Gloucester in the world premiere of Aribert Reimann’s Lear and major roles in the operas of Carl Orff.

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  • Händel, Giulio Cesare in Egitto,
    Leitner/Popp/Wunderlich/Ludwig/Berry/Kohn/Nöcker-HG,
    1965, live in Munich, Orfeo

    Henze, Der Prinz von Homburg,
    Sawallisch/Häggander/Dernesch/Cochran/Ahnsjö/Nöcker-HG/Le Roux,
    1994, DVD, Munich, Arthaus

    Hindemith, Cardillac,
    Sawallisch/de Francesca-Cavazza/Schunk/McIntyre/Nöcker-HG,
    1985, DVD, Munich, DG

    Massenet, Werther,
    López Cobos/Seibel/Fassbaender/Domingo/Nöcker-HG,
    1977, live in Munich, Orfeo

    Mussorgsky, Boris Godunov,
    Kubelík/Fassbaender/Cochrane/Uhl/Talvela/Crass/Nöcker-HG,
    1971, live in Munich, Handelman

    Reimann, Lear,
    Albrecht/Varady/Dernesch/Lorand/Knutson/Götz/Holm/Boysen/Fischer-Dieskau/Nöcker-HG,
    1978, live in Munich, DG

    Stravinsky, The Flood,
    Boulez/Hoffmann-I/Fehenberger/Fiedler/Rehfuss/Nöcker-HG,
    1964, live in Munich, col legno

    Trojahn, Enrico,
    Davies-DR/Lucey/Schmidt-T/Magnusson-L/Zinkler/Salter/Nöcker-HG,
    1991, live at Schwetzingen, cpo

    Wagner, Lohengrin,
    Knappertsbusch/Bjoner/Varnay/Hopf/Nöcker-HG/Böhme,
    1963, live in Munich, Prinzregententheater, Orfeo

    Wagner, Götterdämmerung,
    Janowski/Altmeyer/Wenkel/Kollo/Nöcker-HG/Salminen,
    1983, Eurodisc

    Wagner, Götterdämmerung,
    Sawallisch/Behrens/Meier/Kollo/Nöcker-HG/Salminen,
    1989, DVD, Munich, EMI

    Wagner, Rienzi,
    Matačić/Brivkalne/Traxel/Windgassen/Nöcker-HG,
    1957, live in Stuttgart, Archipel

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