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Bach: Magnificat, Cantata No 140 / Richter, Mathis, Stader


Release Date: 10/25/1990 
Label:  Dg Galleria Catalog #: 419466   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Hertha TöpperDietrich Fischer-DieskauMaria StaderErnst Haefliger,   ... 
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach OrchestraMunich Bach Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Edith Mathis, Peter Schreier, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau; Munich Bach Chorus & Orchestra/Karl Richter. Deutsche Grammophon Galleria 419466

In comparison with today’s more scholarly practitioners, Richter reflects the grand manner, though his accounts still convey a sense of spiritual elevation that few interpreters of any school have approached. His tempos are uniformly broader than Gardiner’s in Wachet auf, his delivery far more weighty, but there is still a wonderful vitality to the reading, which was initially released in 1979 and sounds lovely on this budget-priced CD. The coupling is a vibrant though somewhat grainy 1962 account of the Magnificat. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD
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Works on This Recording

1.
Magnificat in D major, BWV 243 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Hertha Töpper (Alto), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Maria Stader (Mezzo Soprano),
Ernst Haefliger (Tenor)
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra,  Munich Bach Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1728-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Language: German 
2.
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter Schreier (Tenor), Edith Mathis (Soprano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone)
Conductor:  Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Orchestra,  Munich Bach Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Language: German 

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