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Bach: St. Matthews Passion, Karl Richter/Munich Bach Orch. [2 DVD]

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

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Karl Richter (1926-1981) was regarded as one of the great Bach conductors of the twentieth century, noted for solid regularity in rhythms and a serious approach to the music. Richter and his Bach Choir and Orchestra recorded numerous Bach choral works for Deutsche Grammophon, gaining international recognition. Filmed in 1971, this St. Matthew Passion showcases Bach's biggest and richest sacred work in the hands of a legendary Bach interpreter.

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Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Chinese
Country of Origin: USA



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Works Details

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244
  • Performers: Peter Schreier (Tenor); Ernst Schramm (Bass); Siegmund Nimsgern (Bass); Horst Laubenthal (Tenor); Julia Hamari (Alto); Helen Donath (Soprano); Walter Berry (Bass)
  • Conductor: Karl Richter
  • Ensemble: Munich Bach Choir
  • Running Time: 197 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: ?1727
  • Language: German