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Bach: Sacred Works / Richter


Release Date: 12/01/2017 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 4797788  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-DieskauMax ProebstlKieth EngenErnst Haefliger,   ... 
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach OrchestraMunich Bach ChoirMunich Choir Boys
Number of Discs: 16 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Karl Richter’s legendary Bach choral recordings did much to encourage a widespread reappraisal of how this music should be performed. Deutsche Grammophon’s Karl Richter recordings of Bach’s sacred masterpieces in a deluxe audiophile edition which includes all works on one single Blu-ray Audio, plus 11 CDs and 4 DVDs. And for the first time on CD are Richter’s rehearsals of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. The booklet features essays by renowned Bach experts on all works, and rare pictures. Karl Richter’s legendary Bach choral recordings did much to encourage a widespread reappraisal of how this music should be performed. Deutsche Grammophon’s Karl Richter recordings of Bach’s sacred masterpieces in a deluxe audiophile edition which includes all works on one single Blu-ray Audio, plus 11 CDs and 4 DVDs. And for the first time on CD are Richter’s rehearsals of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. The booklet features essays by renowned Bach experts on all works, and rare pictures. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Max Proebstl (Bass), Kieth Engen (Bass),
Ernst Haefliger (Tenor), Hertha Töpper (Alto), Irmgard Seefried (Soprano),
Antonia Fahberg (Soprano)
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra,  Munich Bach Choir,  Munich Choir Boys
Period: Baroque 
Written: Circa 1727; Leipzig, Germany 
2.
Saint John Passion, BWV 245 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Hermann Prey (Baritone), Hertha Töpper (Alto), Ernst Haefliger (Tenor),
Kieth Engen (Bass), Evelyn Lear (Soprano)
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra,  Munich Bach Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
3.
Magnificat in D major, BWV 243 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Fritz Wunderlich (Tenor), Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano), Franz Crass (Bass),
Gundula Janowitz (Soprano)
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra,  Munich Bach Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
4.
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Hertha Töpper (Alto), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Ernst Haefliger (Tenor),
Maria Stader (Soprano)
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra,  Munich Bach Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
5.
Mass in B minor, BWV 232 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Hertha Töpper (Alto), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Ernst Haefliger (Tenor),
Maria Stader (Soprano)
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra,  Munich Bach Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747-49; Leipzig, Germany 

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