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Felix Prohaska & Choir & Orchestra of the Bach Guild
Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Contents

Recordings of Cantatas & Other Vocal Works - LPís
Recordings of Cantatas & Other Vocal Works - CDís
Collections of Recordings

Felix Prohaska - Short Biography
Choir & Orchestra of the Bach Guild - Short History

Recordings

Recordings of Cantatas & Other Vocal Works - LPís (Bach Guild)

L-1

J.S. Bach: Easter Oratorio

Easter Oratorio BWV 249 []

Felix Prohaska

Wiener Kammerchor / Wiener Kammerochester

Soprano: Maja Weis-Osborn; Alto: Hilde Rössel-Majdan; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Walter Berry

Bach Guild BG-507 (1951)
Vanguard SRV-156 (1965).

1951

LP / TT:

Recorded in Vienna, Austria.

L-2

J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 80

Cantatas BWV 80 []

Felix Prohaska

Wiener Kammerchor (Vienna Chamber Orchestra) / Wiener Kammerochester

Soprano: Maja Weis-Osborn; Alto: Hilde Rössel-Majdan; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Walter Berry

Bach Guild-BG-508 (1952)

1951

LP / TT:

Recorded in Europe.

L-3

Bach: Kantate nr. 140; Kantate nr. 4

 

Cantatas BWV 4 [23:10], BWV 140 [30:08]

Felix Prohaska

Wiener Kammerchor (Vienna Chamber Choir) / Wiener Kammerochester

Soprano: Anny Felbermayer; Tenors: Fritz Uhl *; Baritone: Hans Braun

Bach Guild BG-511 (1951)
MMS-2180

1951

LP / TT: 53:18

Recorded in Vienna, Austria.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 4 by F. Prohaska.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 140 by F. Prohaska.
* In the liner notes to the album it is written that the tenor singer is Alfred Uhl (1909-1992), who was a composer and pedagogue and not a tenor singer.

L-4

J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 31; Seven Easter Chorales

 

Cantata BWV 31 []
7 Easter Chorales from Cantatas BWV 145 or BWV 306, BWV 363
Chorale (Mvt. 8) from Cantata BWV 4 [1:16]
Chorale (Mvt. 6) from Cantata BWV 66 [2:25]
Chorale (Mvt. 4) from Cantata BWV 67 [0:37]

Felix Prohaska

Wiener Kammerchor (Vienna Akademie Choir) / Wiener Kammerorchester (Vienna Chamber Orchestra)
Chorales: Soprano: Friedl Heising; Alto: Liesl Kimmel; Tenor: Alfred Planyavsky; Bass: Leo Heppe, Kurt Rapf (Organ)

Soprano: Anny Felbermayer; Tenor: Waldemar Kmentt; Bass: Walter Berry

Bach Guild BG-512
Vanguard Recording Society

1952

LP / TT: 50 min

 

L-5

J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 202; Cantata No. 161

 

Cantatas BWV 161 [], BWV 202 []

Felix Prohaska

Choir & Orchestra of the Bach Guild

Soprano: Anny Felbermayer; Alto: Hilde Rössel-Majdan; Tenor: Waldemar Kmentt

Bach Guild BG-513 (1952)

1952 (not 1954!)

LP / TT:

Recorded in Vienna, Austria.

L-6

J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 70

 

Cantata BWV 70 [27:55]

Felix Prohaska

Choir of the Bach Guild / Wiener Staatsoper Orchester

Soprano: Anny Felbermayer; Alto: Erika Wien, Tenor: Hugo Meyer-Welfing; Bass: Norman Foster

Bach Guild BG-524 (1953)

1953

LP / TT:

Recorded in Europe.

L-7

J.S. Bach: Cantatas No. 146

 

Cantatas BWV 146 []

Felix Prohaska

Choir of the Bach Guild / Wiener Staatsoper Orchester

Soprano: Anny Felbermayer; Alto: Erika Wien, Tenor: Hugo Meyer-Welfing; Bass: Norman Foster; Kurt Rapf (Organ & Harpsichord)

Bach Guild BG-525 (1953)

1953

LP / TT:

Recorded in Vienna, Austria.

L-8

J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 78; Cantata No. 106

Cantatas BWV 78 [25:52], BWV 106 [22:37]

Felix Prohaska

Choir and Baroque Ensemble of the Bach Guild

Soprano: Teresa Stich-Randall; Alto: Dagmar Hermann; Tenor: Anton Dermota; Bass: Hans Braun

Bach Guild BG-537 (1954)
Bach Guild HM-21 (1972)
Vanguard SRV-290 (1969)

May 1954

LP / TT: 48:49

Recorded at Brahmssaal, Musikverein, Vienna, Austria.
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L-9

J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D; Cantata No. 50

 
 

Magnificat BWV 243 [29:40]
Cantata BWV 50 [3:54]

Felix Prohaska

Wiener Kammerchor / Wiener Kammerochester
BWV 50: Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor / Hof-Operntheater (Vienna, Austria) Orchester

Sopranos: Mimi Coertse, Margarete Sjöstedt; Alto: Hilde Rössel-Majdan; Tenor: Anton Dermota; Bass: Frederick Guthrie

Bach Guild BG-555 (1958)
Bach Guild BGS-5005 (1958)
Bach Guild HM-22SD (1973)
Qualiton LPX-1094 (1962)

Jun 1957

LP / TT: 33:34

Recorded at Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria.

L-10

J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 140; Cantata No. 4

 

Cantatas BWV 4 [21:10], BWV 140 [26:50]

Felix Prohaska

Wiener Akademiechor (Vienna State Chamber Choir) / Wiener Kammerochester (Vienna State Opera Orchestra)

Soprano: Laurence Dutoit [BWV 140]; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz [BWV 140]; Bass: Hans Braun [BWV 4+BWV 140]; Anton Heiller (Continuo); Jurg Schaeftlein (Solo Oboe)

Bach Guild BG-598 (1960)
Bach Gu BGS-5026 (1960)
Vanguard SRV-152 (1965)
Bach Guild HM-20SD (1972)

May 13, 19, 21, 1959

LP / TT: 48:26
LP / TT: 48:26
LP / TT: 48:26
LP / TT: 48:26

Recorded at Großesaal Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria.
2nd recording of both cantatas by F. Prohaska.

L-11

J.S. Bach: Cantata No. 31; Cantata No. 70

 

Cantatas BWV 31 [22:25],BWV 70 [27:55]

Felix Prohaska

Wiener Kammerchor / Wiener Kammerochester

BWV 31: Soprano: Anny Felbermayer; Tenor: Waldemar Kmentt; Bass: Walter Berry
BWV 70: Soprano: Anny Felbermayer; Alto: Erika Wien, Tenor: Hugo Meyer-Welfing; Bass: Norman Foster

Bach Guild BG-615 (1962)

BWV 31: 1952
BWV 70: 1953

LP / TT: 50:20

Recorded in Europe.

Recordings of Cantatas & Other Vocal Works - CDís

C-1

J.S. Bach: Easter Oratorio / Cantata No. 4

 

Cantata BWV 4 [23:10], Easter Oratorio BWV 249 [40:21]

Felix Prohaska

Choir & Orchestra of the Bach Guild

Sopranos: Maja Weis-Osborn, Anny Felbermayer; Alto: Hilde Rössel-Majdan; Tenors: Kurt Equiluz, Fritz Uhl *; Baritone: Hans Braun; Bass: Walter Berry

Vanguard Classics OVC-2542

1951

CD / TT: 64:01

Recorded in Vienna, Austria.
Originally released as BG 507 & BG 511, ADD.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 4 by F. Prohaska.
* In the liner notes to the CD it is written that the tenor singer is Alfred Uhl, who was a composer and pedagogue and not a tenor singer.
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C-3

J.S. Bach: Magnificat / Cantatas BWV 50, 70 [C-3]

 

Magnificat BWV 243 [29:40]; Cantatas BWV 50 [3:54], BWV 70 [28:24]

Felix Prohaska

Choir & Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera

Sopranos: Mimi Coertse, Margarete Sjöstedt, Anny Felbermayer; Altos: Hilde Rössel-Majdan, Erika Wien; Tenors: Anton Dermota, Hugo Meyer-Welfing; Basses: Frederick Guthrie, Norman Foster

Vanguard Classics OVC-2010

1953: BWV 70
Jun 1957: BWV 50 & BWV 243

CD / TT: 62:40

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C-4

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 78, BWV 106

 

Cantatas BWV 78 [25:52], BWV 106 [22:37]

Felix Prohaska

Choir and Baroque Ensemble of the Bach Guild

Soprano: Teresa Stich-Randall; Alto: Dagmar Hermann; Tenor: Anton Dermota; Bass: Hans Braun

Vanguard Classics OVC-2009

May 1954

CD / TT: 48:49

Recorded at Brahmssaal, Musikverein, Vienna, Austria.
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C-5

J.S. Bach: Cantatas Nos. 80, 140

 

Cantatas BWV 80 [28:54], BWV 140 [30:08]

Felix Prohaska

Choir & Orchestra of the Bach Guild

Sopranos: Maja Weis-Osborn, Anny Felbermayer; Alto: Hilde Rössel-Majdan; Tenors: Kurt Equiluz, Fritz Uhl *; Baritone: Hans Braun; Bass: Walter Berry

Vanguard Classics OVC-2543

1951

CD / TT: 59:13

Recorded in Vienna, Austria.
Originally released as BG 508 & BG 511, ADD.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 140 by F. Prohaska.
* In the liner notes to the CD it is written that the tenor singer is Alfred Uhl, who was a composer and pedagogue and not a tenor singer.
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C-6

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 146, BWV 161, Seven Easter Chorales

 

Cantatas BWV 146 [41:31], BWV 161 [20:16]
7 Easter Chorales:
Chorale Christ ist erstanden from (Mvt. 6) Cantata BWV 66 [2:25]
Chorale Christ lag in Todesbanden (Mvt. 8) from Cantata BWV 4 [1:16]
Chorale Erschienen ist der herrlich Tag (Mvt. 4) from Cantata BWV 67 [0:37]
Chorale Erstanden ist der heilíge Christ from Cantata BWV 145 [0:41]
Chorale Heut triumphieret Gottes Sohn, BWV 342 [0:55]]
Chorale Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, BWV 363 [0:51]
Chorale Jesus, meine Zuversicht from Cantata BWV 145 [0:58]

Felix Prohaska

Choir & Orchestra of the Bach Guild

BWV 146: Soprano: Anny Felbermayer; Alto: Erika Wien, Tenors: Hugo Meyer-Welfing, Bass: Norman Foster
BWV 161: Soprano: Anny Felbermayer; Alto: Hilde Rössel-Majdan; Tenor: Waldemar Kmentt
Chorales: Soprano: Friedl Heising; Alto: Liesl Kimmel; Tenor: Alfred Planyavsky; Bass: Leo Heppe, Kurt Rapf (Organ)

Vanguard Classics OVC-2541

1951: Chorales
1952: BWV 161
1953: BWV 146

CD / TT: 70:37

Recorded in Vienna, Austria.
Originally released as BG 525, 513, 512, ADD.
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C-7

J.S. Bach: Cantata Nos. 202, 209, 51

 

Cantata BWV 202 [21:57]

Felix Prohaska

Choir & Orchestra of the Bach Guild

Soprano: Anny Felbermayer

Vanguard Classics OVC-2540

BWV 202: 1954

CD / TT: 66:48

Recorded in Vienna, Austria.
Other works: Cantatas BWV 209 & BWV 51, conducted by Anton Heiller.
Originally released as BG 546 & BG 513, ADD
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C-8

Bach: Famous Cantatas


Cantatas BWV 4 [21:15], BWV 140 [27:04]

Felix Prohaska

Vienna State Chamber Choir and Opera Orchestra

Soprano: Laurence Dutoit; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Hans Braun; Anton Heiller (continuo); Jurg Schaeftlein (oboe)

Bach Guild OVC-2001 (1992)
Vanguard 08.6108.71

May 13, 18 & 21, 1959

CD / TT: 48:26
CD / TT: 48:26

Recorded at Großesaal Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria.
2nd recording of both cantatas by F. Prohaska.
Buy this album at:
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C-9

J.S. Bach: Cantatas 182, 4 & 150

 

Cantatas BWV 4 [21:21]

Felix Prohaska

Vienna State Chamber Choir and Opera Orchestra

Soprano: Laurence Dutoit; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Hans Braun; Anton Heiller (continuo); Jurg Schaeftlein (oboe)

Baroque Music Club BACH-724

1951

CD / TT: 70:08

Recorded in Vienna, Austria.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 4 by F. Prohaska.
In an earlier printing of Baroque Music Club BACH-724 the recording on the CD was by W. Ehmann.
* In the liner notes to the CD it is written that the tenor singer is Alfred Uhl, who was a composer and pedagogue and not a tenor singer.

Collections of Recordings

B-1

J.S. Bach: Cantatas & Easter Oratorio

 

Felix Prohaska

Choir & Orchestra of the Bach Guild

See above.

Vanguard Classics OVC-2539

1951-1954

4-CD

Includes: [C-1], [C-4], [C-5], [C-6].
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B-2

J.S. Bach: Cantatas

 

CD-1: Cantatas BWV 4 [21:15], BWV 140 [27:04]
CD-2: Cantatas BWV 78 [26:40], BWV 106 [22:32]

Felix Prohaska

Choir & Orchestra of the Bach Guild

See above.

Vanguard Classics OS-9280-72

1954-1959

2-CD / TT:

Includes: [C-4], [C-8].

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (November 2000 - January 2014)
Thanks to contributors: John Grayovski (October 2006), Frits V. Herbold (January 2014), Harald Kurama (November 2010), Eric Spicer (August 2001)

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