Fritz Krämer

“Through a precise and sensitive dramaturgy, the soprano Hana Blažíková and Fritz Krämer, conductor of the Swiss ensemble BERNVOCAL, have woven a link between the seasons and the cycle of passionate love …”


Bach, B minor mass: “The depth and variety of this grandiose work was realised by the remarkable conductor Fritz Krämer: Following his sensitive, impulsive gestures, the chorus, orchestra and soloists created so many tonal shades, psychological nuances, truly philosophical and mesmerising aesthetic dimensions in their performance that the entire Great Hall of the Philharmonie was, as it were, inflamed – the opening of a new world in the field of sensuality, the amazement at the uniqueness and inimitability of every earthly moment […] shook the listener with the fullness of emotional expression that created an atmosphere of the highest spiritual tension: this original reading of the score astounded and surprised with its variety of colours and the virtuosity of the choral and orchestral palette, whose holistic and noble sound created a boundless musical picture and achieved an effect of immense power […] The most important concert event of the winter season!”

The Voice of Armenia

“The ensemble BERNVOCAL, under the lively and inspired direction of Fritz Krämer, is impeccable. This enchanting and constantly touching disc is hardly worth depriving of an Absolute Joker. Duly noted!”


“Fritz Krämer conducted clearly, without haste, but nevertheless decisively, and knew how to bring out the dynamic and rhythmic contrasts of the first movement [of Schubert’s ‘Unfinished’] audibly and to make the human drama perceptible.”

Oberbaselbieter Zeitung

“Through the distinguished interpretations of Blažíková and BERNVOCAL, the already artful Italian texts become true centrepieces. Bravo!” (Ensemble sound: 5/5; Interpretation: 5/5)


“Standing ovations for Dvořák’s Stabat mater, presented by the Oratorienchor Baselland, the NOB and four outstanding soloists under the direction of Fritz Krämer. … The experienced conductor Fritz Krämer succeeded in holding the Neues Orchester Basel and the choir together through his clear deployments.”

Wochenblatt Region Arlesheim

“More gleaming, the anthology of Venetian music of the Seicento, mixing works by Marini, Rovetta and Valentini around the theme of the four seasons, is superbly defended by the soprano Hana Blažíková (impeccable diction and agile vocalisation), supported with fervour and intelligence by a solid vocal and instrumental ensemble (BERNVOCAL), under the energetic and attentive direction of Fritz Krämer. (Stagioni d’amore, Passacaille, *****).”


“Fritz Krämer allows the waves of music, the phrases that go to the climax and back to silence, to be savored broadly in the ‘Anthems’ … With BERNVOCAL, Fritz Krämer expands the flourishing Bernese baroque scene with a vocal ensemble at the top level. A glorious future is to be granted to him.”

Berner Zeitung

Photo: Fritz Krämer (© Sue Neuenschwander)


Photo: Seda Amir-Karayan (© Vahan Stepanyan) Photo: Dmitry Smirnov (© Daniil Rabovsky)
22 September 2024, 5.00 pm
Gustav Mahler: “Urlicht” (from Symphony No. 2), “Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen”
Johannes Brahms: Schicksalslied, Op. 54, Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53
Max Reger: Der 100. Psalm, Op. 106
Martinskirche Basel
Seda Amir-Karayan (alto)
Oratorienchor Baselland
Kammerorchester Basel (Concertmaster: Dmitry Smirnov)
Fritz Krämer (direction)
Photo: Sarah Wegener, soprano (© Simon-David Tschan) Photo: Claude Eichenberger, alto Photo: Michael Feyfar, tenor (© Andreas Schmid) Photo: Dominik Wörner, bass
23 November 2025, 5.00 pm
Giuseppe Verdi: Messa da Requiem
Martinskirche Basel
Sarah Wegener (soprano), Claude Eichenberger (alto), Michael Feyfar (tenor), Dominik Wörner (bass)
Oratorienchor Baselland
Fritz Krämer (direction)

Photo: Armenian premiere of B minor mass (© National Centre of Chamber Music)

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