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Karl Richter - A Universal Musician


Release Date: 08/08/2006 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 689802   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  George Frideric HandelAlessandro ScarlattiJohann Sebastian BachFranz Joseph Haydn,   ... 
Performer:  Ernst HaefligerWilli BauerMaria StaderManfred Clement,   ... 
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach OrchestraBerlin Philharmonic OrchestraMunich Heinrich Schütz Ensemble
Number of Discs: 8 
Recorded in: Mixed 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This "Original Masters" box covers every aspect of Richter's musical activities – as harpsichordist, organist, accompanist and conductor - reflecting the title of the set. Mainly Baroque, but also exploring the Classical and Romantic repertoire. Many first-time international releases on CD , including Handel and Bach solo harpsichord music, C.Ph.E. Bach Symphonies, Schütz Musikalische Exequien, Haydn Symphonies, Mozart, Brahms and Liszt organ works. CD booklet has many rare photos from the Richter family archive. This "Original Masters" box covers every aspect of Richter's musical activities – as harpsichordist, organist, accompanist and conductor - reflecting the title of the set. Mainly Baroque, but also exploring the Classical and Romantic repertoire. Many first-time international releases on CD , including Handel and Bach solo harpsichord music, C.Ph.E. Bach Symphonies, Schütz Musikalische Exequien, Haydn Symphonies, Mozart, Brahms and Liszt organ works. CD booklet has many rare photos from the Richter family archive. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Serse, HWV 40: Ombra mai fu "Largo" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Ernst Haefliger (Tenor)
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
Notes: This selection begins with "Frondi tenere..."
This selection is a stereo recording.
08/05/1961 - 08/06/1961 
2. Il prigioniero fortunato: Su le sponde del Tebro by Alessandro Scarlatti
Performer:  Willi Bauer (Trumpet), Maria Stader (Soprano)
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording.
04/30/1962 - 05/01/1962 
3. Joshua, HWV 64: O had I Jubal's lyre by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Maria Stader (Soprano)
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1748; London, England 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording.
04/30/1961 - 05/07/1961 
4. Concerto for Oboe d'Amore in A major, BWV 1055 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Manfred Clement (Oboe d'amore)
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording.
06/02/1980 - 06/05/1980 
5. Symphony no 94 in G major, H 1 no 94 "Surprise" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; London, England 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording.
03/17/1961 - 03/20/1961 
6. Symphony no 101 in D major, H 1 no 101 "Clock" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793-1794; London, England 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording.
03/17/1961 - 03/20/1961 
7. Suite for Harpsichord in E major, HWV 430 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Karl Richter (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1720; London, England 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording.
03/25/1954 - 03/26/1954 
8. Italian Concerto, BWV 971 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Karl Richter (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording.
11/25/1969 - 11/26/1969; 08/13/1970 
9. Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Karl Richter (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording.
11/25/1969 - 11/26/1969; 08/13/1970 
10. Pastorale in F major, BWV 590 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Karl Richter (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1710; Weimar, Germany 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording.
11/25/1969 - 11/26/1969; 08/13/1970 
11. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Karl Richter (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1741-1742; Nuremberg, Germany 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording.
04/10/1970 - 04/11/1970
Composition written: Nuremberg, Germany (1741 - 1742). 
12. Komm, süsser Tod, komm, sel'ge Ruh'!, BWV 478 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Karl Richter (Harpsichord), Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1736; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/17/1978 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording. 
13. Musicalische Exequien, Op. 7/SWV 279-81 by Heinrich Schütz
Performer:  Elisabeth Lindermeier (Soprano), Max Proebstl (Bass), Ruth Michaelis (Soprano),
Franz Ortner (Double Bass), Annelise Seitz (Soprano), Friedrich Brückner-Rüggeberg (Tenor),
Brian Hanson (Bass), Oswald Uhl (Viola da gamba), Rudolf Gantner (Tenor),
Heinrich Wiesmeier (Organ)
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Heinrich Schütz Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1636; Germany 
Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
11/26/1953 - 11/29/1953 
14. Serse, HWV 40: Se bramate d'amar, chi vi sdegna by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Ernst Haefliger (Tenor)
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738; London, England 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording.
08/05/1961 - 08/06/1961 
15. Giulio Cesare, HWV 17: Svegliatevi nel core by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Ernst Haefliger (Tenor)
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; London, England 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording.
08/05/1961 - 08/06/1961 
16. Samson, HWV 57: Total eclipse by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Ernst Haefliger (Tenor)
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1743; London, England 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording.
08/05/1961 - 08/06/1961 
17. Samson, HWV 57: Thus when the sun from's watry bed by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Ernst Haefliger (Tenor)
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1743; London, England 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording.
08/05/1961 - 08/06/1961 
18. Saint John Passion, BWV 245: no 63, Zerfliesse, mein Herze by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Maria Stader (Soprano)
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording.
04/30/1961 - 05/07/1961 
19. Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244: no 19, Ich will dir mein Herze schenken by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Maria Stader (Soprano)
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1727; Leipzig, Germany 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording.
04/30/1961 - 05/07/1961 
20. Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244: no 58, Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Maria Stader (Soprano)
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra
Written: 1727 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording.
04/30/1961 - 05/07/1961 
21. Messiah, HWV 56: He shall feed His flock...Come unto Him by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Maria Stader (Soprano)
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording.
04/30/1961 - 05/07/1961 
22. Messiah, HWV 56: I know that my redeemer liveth by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Maria Stader (Soprano)
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording.
04/30/1961 - 05/07/1961 
23. The Creation, H 21 no 2: And God said... With verdure by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Maria Stader (Soprano)
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1798; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording.
04/30/1961 - 05/07/1961 
24. The Creation, H 21 no 2: On mighty wings by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Maria Stader (Soprano)
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1798; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording.
04/30/1961 - 05/07/1961 
25. The Seasons, H 21 no 3: O how pleasing to the senses by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Maria Stader (Soprano)
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1799-1801; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording.
04/30/1961 - 05/07/1961 
26. Elijah, Op. 70: Hear ye, Israel by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Maria Stader (Soprano)
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Germany 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording.
04/30/1961 - 05/07/1961 
27. Concerto for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord in A minor, BWV 1044 "Triple Concerto" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Gerhart Hetzel (Violin), Aurèle Nicolet (Flute)
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1730; Leipzig, Germany 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording.
06/02/1980 - 06/05/1980 
28. Sinfonias (4), Wq 183: no 1 in D major, H 663 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Hedwig Bilgram (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775-1776; Hamburg, Germany 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording.
07/28/1969 - 07/30/1969 
29. Sinfonias (4), Wq 183: no 2 in E flat major, H 664 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Hedwig Bilgram (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775-1776; Hamburg, Germany 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording.
07/28/1969 - 07/30/1969 
30. Sinfonias (4), Wq 183: no 3 in F major, H 665 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Hedwig Bilgram (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775-1776; Hamburg, Germany 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording.
07/28/1969 - 07/30/1969 
31. Sinfonias (4), Wq 183: no 4 in G major, H 666 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Hedwig Bilgram (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775-1776; Hamburg, Germany 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording.
07/28/1969 - 07/30/1969 
32. Fantasia for Mechanical Organ in F minor, K 608 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Karl Richter (Organ)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording.
01/02/1964 - 01/06/1964 
33. Chorale Preludes (11) for Organ, Op. 122 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Karl Richter (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Austria 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording.
01/02/1964 - 01/06/1964 
34. Prelude and Fugue for Organ on B-A-C-H, S 260 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Karl Richter (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855/1870; Weimar, Germany 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording.
01/02/1964 - 01/06/1964 
35. Chaconne and Variations (21) for Harpsichord in G major, HWV 435 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Karl Richter (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1733; London, England 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording.
03/25/1954 - 03/26/1954 
36. Toccata in G minor, BWV 915 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Karl Richter (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; ?Weimar, Germany 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording.
11/25/1969 - 11/26/1969; 08/13/1970 
37. Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 906: Fantasia by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Karl Richter (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738; Leipzig, Germany 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording.
11/25/1969 - 11/26/1969; 08/13/1970 
38. Die goldne Sonne, voll Freud' und Wonne, BWV 451 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Karl Richter (Harpsichord), Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1736; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/17/1978 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording. 
39. O Jesulein süss, O Jesulein mild, BWV 493 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Karl Richter (Harpsichord), Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1736; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/17/1978 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording. 
40. Ich steh' an deiner Krippen hier, BWV 469 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Karl Richter (Harpsichord), Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1736; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/17/1978 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording. 
41. Die bittre Leidenszeit beginnet abermal, BWV 450 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Karl Richter (Harpsichord), Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1736; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/17/1978 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording. 
42. Mein Jesu, was für Seelenweh, BWV 487 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Karl Richter (Harpsichord), Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1736; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/17/1978 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording. 
43. Jesus, unser Trost und Leben, BWV 475 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter Schreier (Tenor), Karl Richter (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1736; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/17/1978 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording. 
44. Gott lebet noch; Seele, was verzagst du doch? BWV 461 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Karl Richter (Harpsichord), Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1736; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/17/1978 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording. 
45. Kommt wieder aus der finstern Gruft, BWV 480 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Karl Richter (Harpsichord), Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1736; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/17/1978 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording. 
46. Der Tag ist hin, die Sonne gehet nieder, BWV 447 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Karl Richter (Harpsichord), Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1736; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/17/1978 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording. 
47. Der lieben Sonnen Licht und Pracht, BWV 446 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter Schreier (Tenor), Karl Richter (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1736; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/17/1978 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording. 
48. Beschränkt, ihr Weisen dieser Welt, BWV 443 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter Schreier (Tenor), Karl Richter (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1736; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/17/1978 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording. 
49. Was bist du doch, o Seele, so betrübet, BWV 506 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter Schreier (Tenor), Karl Richter (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1736; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/17/1978 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording. 
50. Eins ist Not! Ach Herr, dies eine lehre mich, BWV 453 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter Schreier (Tenor), Karl Richter (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1736; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/17/1978 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording. 
51. Brunnquell aller Güter, Herrscher der Gemüter, BWV 445 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Karl Richter (Harpsichord), Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1736; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/17/1978 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording. 
52. Ich halte treulich still und liebe meinen Gott, BWV 466 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Karl Richter (Harpsichord), Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1736; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/17/1978 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording. 
53. Dich bet' ich an, mein höchster Gott, BWV 449 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Karl Richter (Harpsichord), Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1736; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/17/1978 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording. 
54. Gib dich zufrieden und sei stille, BWV 460 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Karl Richter (Harpsichord), Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1736; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/17/1978 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording. 
55. Liebster Herr Jesu! Wo bleibest du so lange?, BWV 484 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Karl Richter (Harpsichord), Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1736; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/17/1978 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording. 
56. O wie selig seid ihr doch, ihr Frommen, BWV 495 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Karl Richter (Harpsichord), Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1736; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/17/1978 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording. 

Sound Samples

Musikalische Exequien, SWV 279/281 / Part I:Concert in Form einer teutschen Begräbnis-Missa: "Nacket bin ich vom Mutterleibe kommen"
Musikalische Exequien, SWV 279/281 / Part I:Concert in Form einer teutschen Begräbnis-Missa: "Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt"
Musikalische Exequien, SWV 279/281: Part II: Motet "Herr, wenn ich nur dich habe"
Musikalische Exequien, SWV 279/281 / Part III: Canticum Simeonis: "Herr, nun lässest du deinen Diener"
Serse / Act 1: "Frondi tenere e belle" - "Ombra mai fù"
Serse: "Se bramate d'amar, chi vi sdegna"
Giulio Cesare in Egitto HWV 17 / Atto primo: No.5 Aria "Svegliatevi nel core"
Samson HWV 57 / Act 1: Air: "Total eclipse!"
Samson HWV 57 / Act 3: Air: "Thus when the sun from's wat'ry bed"
Su le sponde del tebro
St. John Passion, BWV 245 / Part Two: No.35 Aria (soprano): " Zerfließe, mein Herz "
St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part One: No.19 Aria (Soprano): "Ich will dir mein Herz schenken"
St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part Two: No.58 Aria (Soprano): "Aus Liebe will mein Heiland Sterben"
Messiah / Part 1: Aria: "Er weidet seine Herde"
Messiah / Part 3: Aria: "Ich weiß, daß mein Erlöser lebt"
Joshua - sung in German: O hätt' ich Jubals Harf'
Die Schöpfung Hob. XXI:2 / Erster Teil: 7. Rez.: Und Gott sprach: Es bringe die Erde Gras - 8. Arie: Nun beut die Flur das frische Grün
Die Schöpfung Hob. XXI:2 / Zweiter Teil: 14. Rez.: Und Gott sprach: Es bringe das Wasser - 15. Arie: Auf starkem Fittiche schwinget sich der Adler stolz
Die Jahreszeiten - Hob. XXI:3 / Der Sommer: "Willkommen jetzt"..."Welche Labung"
Elijah, Op.70 - Sung in German / Part 2: No.21: "Höre Israel" - "So spricht der Herr" - "Ich bin euer Tröster"

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