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Herbert von Karajan
Bach’s Vocal Works

Contents

Recordings of Cantatas
Recordings of Other Vocal Works
General Discusions

Herbert von Karajan - Short Biography
Wiener Singverein - Short History
Berliner Philharmoniker - Short History

Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Herbert von Karajan
Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 - conducted by Herbert von Karajan

Recordings

Recordings of Other Vocal Works

V-1

J.S. Bach: Messe in h-moll BWV 232

 
 
 
 

Mass in B minor BWV 232

Herbert von Karajan

Wiener Singverein / Wiener Symphoniker

Soprano: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf; Contralto: Kathleen Ferrier; Tenor: Walther Ludwig; Baritone: Alfred Poell; Bass: Paul Schöffler

Foyer 2-CF-2022
Verona 30006/7
Archipel
Phantom
Cclassics

Jun 15, 1950

2-CD / TT: 121:02

Recorded live at Musikverien, Vienna, Austria.
1st recording of Mass in B minor BWV 232 by H.v. Karajan.
See: Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Herbert von Karajan
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2. Verona 2-CD (2001): Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
3. Archipel 2-CD (2001): Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
3. Archipel 2-CD (2002): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
3. Archipel Music Download (117:31): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
4. Guild 2-CD (2003): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
5. Phantom/Jade 2-CD (2008): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
5. Phantom/Jade Music Download (125:39): Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
6. Le Figaro 2-CD (2011): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
7. Classical Moments Music Download CD-1 (2010, 56:49): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
7. Classical Moments Music Download CD-2 (2010, 62:33): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
8. Past Classics Music Download (2012, 118:38): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de


V-2

J.S. Bach: Mass in B Minor BWV 232

 
 
 

Mass in B minor BWV 232 [125:52]
Mass in B minor BWV 232 [21:46] (Excepts from V-1)

Herbert von Karajan

Wiener Singverein / Orchester der Gesellshaft der Musikfreunde in Wien (Wiener Symphoniker) (1952); Philharmonia Orchestra (1953)

Soprano: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf; Contralto: Marga Höffgen; Tenor: Nicolai Gedda; Bass: Heinz Rehfuss

EMI Classics EMI Classics 67207-2
Membran 221885
Naxos 8.111053/54
Lahn-Verlag
Zyx Records

Nov 2-5 + 7, 1952
Nov 23, 28-30, 1952 & Jul 16, 1953
Jun 15, 1950 (EMI only)

2-CD / TT: 147:38
MP3 / TT: 127:19

Recorded at Musikvereinsaal, Vienna, Austria & No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London, England..
2nd recording of Mass in B minor BWV 232 by H.v. Karajan.
See: Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Herbert von Karajan
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3. EMI 2-CD (1993): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
4. EMI 2-CD (1999): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
4. EMI Music Download (147:19): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
5. Membran 2-CD (2004): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
6. EMI 2-CD (2005): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
6. EMI Music Download (147:22): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
7. Naxos 2-CD (2006 153:41): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
8. Past Classics Music Download (2009, 121: 49): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
9. Membran/Lahn 2-CD (2011): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
9. Membran/Lahn 2-CD: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
10. Zyx (2012) 2-CD: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
11. Cclassics Music Download (2012, 125:15): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de



V-3

J.S. Bach: Mass in B Minor
J.S. Bach: Messe In H-Moll · Magnificat
[V-12]

 

Mass in B minor BWV 232

Herbert von Karajan

Wiener Singverein / Wiener Philharmoniker

Soprano: Leontyne Price; Alto: Christa Ludwig; Tenor: Nicolai Gedda; Baritone [No. 18]: Gérard Souzay; Bass [No. 10]: Walter Berry

Movimento Musica 03.012
Luna LU-1011

Aug 20, 1961

3-LP / TT:
2-CD / TT: 153:01

Recorded at the Salzberg Festival, Mozarteum, Austria.
3rd recording of Mass in B minor BWV 232 by H.v. Karajan.
See: Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Herbert von Karajan
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2-CD: Opera Club

V-4

J.S. Bach: Mass in B Minor

 
 

Mass in B minor BWV 232

Herbert von Karajan

Wiener Singverein (Chorus Master: Helmut Froschauer) / Berliner Philharmoniker

Soprano 1: Gundula Janowitz; Soprano 2 & Alto: Christa Ludwig; Tenor: Peter Schreier; Baritone [No. 18]: Robert Kerns; Bass [No. 10]: Karl Ridderbusch

Deutsche Grammophon 2740112
Deutsche Grammophon 415322-2
Deutsche Grammophon

Sep, Nov 1973; Jan 1974

3-LP / TT:
2-CD / TT: 126:15
MP3 / TT: 126:12

Recorded at…
4th recording of Mass in B minor BWV 232 by H.v. Karajan.
See: Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Herbert von Karajan
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2-CD: | |
2. 2-CD (1990): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
3. 2-CD (1995): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
4. 2-CD (2000): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
4. Music Download (126:12): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
5. 2-CD (Japan, 2009): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de

V-5

J.S. Bach: Mass in B Minor

 

Mass in B minor BWV 232

Herbert von Karajan

? / Berliner Philharmoniker

Soprano: Kathleen Battle; Alto: Agnes Baltsa; Tenor: Gösta Winbergh; Bass: José van Dam

Fachmann für Klassischer Musik FKM-CDR-120-121

Aug 27, 1985

2-CD / TT:

Recorded at…
5th recording of Mass in B minor BWV 232 by H.v. Karajan.
See: Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Herbert von Karajan

V-6

Bach: Magnificat BWV 243; Wedding Cantata BWV 202; Cantata BWV 51 (Herbert Von Karajan 1946-1956)
Karajan in Italy, Vol. 1

 
 

Magnificat BWV 243 [30:31 / 3028]

Herbert von Karajan

Coro e Orchestra Sinfonica della Rai di Roma (Chorus Master: Nino Antonellini)

Soprano: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf; Contralto: Oralia Dominguez, Tenor: Nicolai Gedda; Bass: Giorgio Tadeo

Archipel ARPCD-0237
Dynamic CDS-703

Dec 12, 1953

CD / TT: 75:29
MP3 / TT: 75:29
CD / TT: 62:47
MP3 / TT: 62:49

Recorded live in Rome, Italy.
1st recording of Magnificat BWV 243 by H.v. Karajan.
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2. Archipel Music Download (135:29): Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
3. Dynamic CD (2011): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
3. Dynamic Music Download: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de

V-12

J.S. Bach: Messe In H-Moll · Magnificat

 

Mass in B minor BWV 232 []
Magnificat in D major, BWV 243 []

Herbert von Karajan

BWV 232: Wiener Singverein / Berliner Philharmoniker
BWV 243: Scottish Festival-Choir / Berliner Philharmoniker

BWV 232: Soprano: Leontyne Price; Alto: Christa Ludwig; Tenor: Nicolai Gedda; Baritone [No. 18]: Gérard Souzay; Bass [No. 10]: Walter Berry
BWV 243: Soprano: Helen Donath; Alto: Josephine Veasey; Tenor: Robert Tear; Baritone: Gérard Souzay

Luna LU-1011

BWV 232: Aug 20, 1961
BWV 243: Sep 5, 1967

2-CD / TT: 153:01

Recorded in Salzburg, Austria [BWV 232]; Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
[BWV 243].
3rd recording of Mass in B minor BWV 232 by H.v. Karajan.
2nd recording of Magnificat BWV 243 by H.v. Karajan.
The only two recordings with the combination Gerard Souzay / H.v. Karajan.
See: Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Herbert von Karajan
Buy this album at:
2-CD: Opera Club

V-7

J.S. Bach: Magnificat; I. Strawinsky: Symphonie de Psaumes
Bach: Meisterwerke Vol. 8 (Magnificat & 3 Motetten)

  
 

Magnificat BWV 243 [31:04]

Herbert von Karajan

Chor der Deutschen Oper, Berlin (German Opera Berlin Choir) / Berliner Philharmoniker

Soprano: Anna Tomowa-Sintow; Alto: Agnes Baltsa; Tenor: Peter Schreier; Bass: Benjamin Luxon

Deutsche Grammophon 2531048
Deutsche Grammophon 463010

1979

LP / TT: 52:30
CD / TT: 77:36
MP3 / TT: 77:29

Recorded at the Berliner Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany.
3rd recording of Magnificat BWV 243 by H.v. Karajan.
Other works: 3 Motets conducted by H.M. Schniedt.
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3. Music Download (77:29): Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de

V-8

Herbert von Karajan - J.S. Bach: Silvesterkonzert 1984 aus der Philharmonie Berlin / New Year's Concert 1984

 

Magnificat BWV 243 [33::44 / 31:05]

Herbert von Karajan (Conductor & Harpsichord)

RIAS-Kammerchor / Berliner Philharmoniker

Soprano: Judith Blegen; Alto: Helga Müller-Molinari; Tenor: Francisco Araiza; Bass: Robert Holl

Sony Classical

Dec 30-31, 1984

DVD / TT: 57:00

Recorded at Philharmonie Berlin., Berlin, Agermany.
4th recording of Magnificat BWV 243 by H.v. Karajan.
Other works: Violin Concerto BWV 1042.
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V-9

Christmas with Leontyne Price

 

'Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her' (Mvt. 2a) from Magnificat BWV 243a [4:03]

Herbert von Karajan

Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde / Members of Wiener Philharmoniker

Soprano: Leontyne Price

Decca

Jun 1961

CD / TT: 39:23
MP3 / TT: 39:11

Recorded at Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria.
Other Works on this CD are not by J.S. Bach.
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V-10

J.S. Bach: Matthäus Passion BWV 244

 
 
 
 
 

Matthäus-Passion BWV 244

Herbert von Karajan

Wiener Singverein / Wiener Symphoniker

Tenor [Evangelist, Arias]: Walther Ludwig; Bass [Jesus]: Paul Schöffler; Soprano [Arias]: Irmgard Seefried; Contralto [Arias]: Kathleen Ferrier; Bass [Arias]: Otto Edelmann; Bass [Petrus]: Erich Kaufmann; Bass [Judas]: Harald Pröglhöf; Bass [Pilatus]: Otto Wiener; Bass [High Priest]: Walter Berry; Soprano [Pilate's Wife]: Anny Felbermayer; Soprano [1st Maid]: Gisela Rathauscher; Soprano [2nd Maid]: Rosl Sterba; Alto [1st Witness]: Magadalena Stowasser; Tenor [2nd Witness]: Friedrich Uhl

Foyer 2-CF-2013
Verona 27070/72
Gala GL-100.612
Archipel ARPCD-0425
Urania URN-22.185
Urania URN-22371
Andante AND-1170-1173
Membran 232081
Classical Moments
Major Classics MJCD-302

Sep 6, 1950

3-CD / TT: 215:31 / 212:28 / 207:56

Recorded live at the Musikverein, Vienna, Austria, during the nternational Bach Festival.
1st recording of Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 by H.v. Karajan.
See: Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 - conducted by Herbert von Karajan
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4. Gala 3-CD (2000): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
5. Archipel 3-CD (2001): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
6. Urania 3-CD (2001): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
8. Andante 3-CD (2004): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
9. Urania CD (2009): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
10. Archipel 3-CD (2010): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
10. Archipel Music Download (206:01): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
11. Classical Moments Music Download CD-1 (2010, 70:06): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
11. Classical Moments Music Download CD-2 (2010, 62:42): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
11. Classical Moments Music Download CD-3 (2010, 78:45): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
12. Membran 3-CD (2012): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
13. Zyx 3-CD (2012): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
14. Major Classics 3-CD (2012): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de



V-11

J.S. Bach: Matthäus-Passion

 
 
 

Matthäus-Passion BWV 244

Herbert von Karajan

Wiener Singverein (Chorus Master: Helmut Froschauer), Chor der Deutsche Oper Berlin (Chorus Master: Walter Hagen-Groll) (No. 50), Knabenstimmen der Staats- und Domchor Berlin (Chorus Master: Karl Heinz Kaisen) / Berliner Philharmoniker

Tenor [Evangeist]: Peter Schreier; Baritone [Jesus]: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau; Soprano [Arias, Pilate's Wife, First Maid]: Gundula Janowitz; Mezzo-soprano [Arias, First Witness, Second Maid]: Christa Ludwig; Tenor [Arias, Second Witness]: Horst Laubenthal, Bass [Arias]: Walter Berry; Bass [Peter, Pilate, High Priest, Judas]: Anton Diakov

Deutsche Grammophon 3720070
Deutsche Grammophon 419789-2

Dec 14 1971 & Jan 5-7, Feb 14, Jun 7-26 & Nov 1, 1972

4-LP / TT
3-CD / TT: 204:42
MP3 / TT: 203:35

Recorded at Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin, Germany.
2nd recording of Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 by H.v. Karajan.
See: Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 - conducted by Herbert von Karajan
Buy this album at:
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3. DGG Music Download (203:35): Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
6. CD (Arias & Chorales, 1999): Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de
Music Download (74:23): Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (January 2001 - November 2012)
Thanks to contributors: John Grayovski (October 2006)

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