Andrea von Ramm , also Andrea Ramm von Marnow or Andrea Ramm von Marnov (born September 8, 1928 in Pärnu , † November 30, 1999 in Munich ) was an Estonian mezzo-soprano .  Her subject area lay in concert life as in the studio on the one hand in early music on the other hand in contemporary music.  
life and work
Von Ramm founded the Ensemble Studio for New Music in Cologne . In 1960 she was co-founder of the early music studio in Munich .  In this ensemble she played with the instrumental musicians Thomas Binkley and Sterling Jones together.  These two musicians specialized in playing with original instruments from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Baroque.  Andrea von Ramm interpreted the vocal part as true to the original as possible at the time of its creation.  By adding a tenor voice, the range of artistic expression was expanded. "The tenors Nigel Rogers (1960–64), Williard Cobb (1964–70) and Richard Levitt (since 1970) played one after the other in the ensemble, [...]."  "Andrea von Ramm also played old instruments herself" like organ portative , Krummhorn and Dulcian . 
From 1972 to 1977 there was a fruitful artistic collaboration between the Studio of Early Music and the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis .  In over 50 recordings, von Ramm published early vocal works by, among others, Guillaume de Machaut , Francesco Landini , Petrus Abelardus , Johannes Ciconia and Guillaume Dufay .  In Christophorus-Verlag, she published medieval courtly love songs on the label HMV a recording of Emilio de 'Cavalieri Rappresentazione di Anima e di Corpo , on the label BASFshe sang the alto solo in Mozart's coronation mass in a recording in the Birnau basilica on Lake Constance. 
"Andrea von Ramm also taught recitation and rhetoric at the University of Basel and music of the Middle Ages at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis ."  In a one-woman show, she gave concerts around the world with programs of medieval and modern music. 
- Ramm, Andrea from. In: Operissimo. Retrieved February 29, 2020 .
- Andrea von Ramm. University of Tübingen - Ordo virtutum, archived from the original on March 11, 2020 ; accessed on February 29, 2020 .
- Literature by and about Andrea von Ramm in the bibliographic database WorldCat
- Andrea von Ramm at Discogs (English)
- Ramm, Andrea from. In: German biography (index entry). Retrieved February 29, 2020 .
- Andrea von Ramm. In: Bavarian Music Dictionary Online. Retrieved February 29, 2020 .
- Andrea von Ramm. In: Operissimo.
- Andrea von Ramm. In: University of Tübingen - Ordo virtutum.
|NAME||Ramm, Andrea from|
|ALTERNATIVNAMEN||Ramm von Marnow, Andrea (full name); Ramm from Marnov, Andrea|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Estonian soprano|
|DATE OF BIRTH||8. September 1928|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Pärnu|
|DATE OF DEATH||30. November 1999|
|Place of death||Munich|