Swiss musician Rudolf Lutz is in international demand, at home both in Baroque music as well as the classic-romantic repertoire. His word as a conductor, pianist, organist, harpsichordist, chamber musician, composer, improviser, and teacher has received many awards including the STAB Foundation for Western Ethics prize for his life’s work in 2015, and the renowned Swiss Culture Prize in 2019. In 2021 he received an honourary Doctorate from the University of Zurich’s Faculty of Theology. In 2006, Rudolf Lutz was appointed artistic director of the J. S. Bach Foundation of St. Gallen. This foundation has aimed to record, under his steady guidance, the complete vocal music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Lutz is in demand as a specialist in historical improvisation practice in concerts and workshops. A quiet passion of his is to accompany lieder performances, a passion he has been allowed to indulge in for this recording with the highly regarded chamber singer Georg Poplutz.