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Rundfunkchor Leipzig (Choir)

Founded: 1946 - Leipzig, Saxony, Germany

Rundfunkchor Leipzig (Leipzig Radio Choir) was founded in 1946 as the successor to the Kammerchor or chamber choir of Leipzig Radio. Under the direction of Herbert Kegel the choir developed in the 1950’s and 1960’s to one of the leading choirs in Europe, a status it maintain under Kegel's successors (including Wolf-Dieter Hauschild and Jörg-Peter Weigle).

The choir repertoire covers literature from five centuries. Special emphasis on 20th-century music, as witness numerous premieres of works by composers like Boris Blacher, Paul Dessau and Hanns Eisler

More than 200 records and CD recordings document the achievements of an ensemble now known as the “Choir of Central German Radio”.

 

Source: Liner notes to the album’ J.S. Bach: Mass in B Minor’ conducted by Peter Schreier (Leipzig Classics, 2000)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (April 2004)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Conductor

As

Works

Fabio Luisi

Choir

Mauricio Kagel: Sankt-Bach-Passion

Peter Schreier

Choir

BWV 232 1st], BWV 232 [2nd], BWV 244, BWV 245, BWV 248

Links to other Sites

MDR.DE: Der MDR RUNDFUNKCHOR Leipzig [German]

MDR.DE: Der MDR Rundfunkchor Leipzig [German]

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