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Bach: Sacred Masterpieces / Karl Richter, et al

Audio Samples

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Saint John Passion, BWV 245
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Magnificat
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass in B minor, BWV 232

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Saint John Passion, BWV 245
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Magnificat
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass in B minor, BWV 232
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"...Richter (is) at the height of his powers at this time. Committed to the spirit inhabited by his famous predecessor at St. Thomas's and steeped in the intense resolute Lutheran culture, he exhibits something of an unselfconscious obsession to deliver Bach's greatest drama with profound expression." -Gramophone



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Works Details

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244
  • Performers: Irmgard Seefried (Soprano); Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau; Antonia Fahberg (Soprano); Keith Engen (Voice); Ernst Vocals] (Tenor); Max Proebstl (Bass)
  • Conductor: Karl Richter
  • Ensemble: Munich Bach Choir
  • Running Time: 182 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1736

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Saint John Passion, BWV 245
  • Performers: Hermann Prey; Ernst Vocals] (Tenor); Evelyn Lear (Soprano); Keith Engen (Voice)
  • Conductor: Karl Richter
  • Ensemble: Munich Bach Orchestra
  • Running Time: 11 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 04/07/1724

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
  • Performers: Fritz Wunderlich; Gundula Janowitz; Franz Crass (Bass)
  • Conductor: Karl Richter
  • Ensemble: Munich Choir Boys
  • Running Time: 146 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1734

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Magnificat
  • Performers: Maria Stader (Soprano); Ernst Vocals] (Tenor); Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
  • Conductor: Karl Richter
  • Ensemble: Munich Bach Orchestra
  • Running Time: 27 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 06/1733

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass in B minor, BWV 232
  • Performers: Ernst Vocals] (Tenor); Ernst-Gerold Schramm (Voice); Ursula Buckel (Voice)
  • Conductor: Karl Richter
  • Ensemble: Munich Bach Choir
  • Running Time: 119 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1748-1749