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Karl Richter & Münchener Bach-Chor & Bach-Orchester
Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Contents

Early Recordings of Cantatas
Partial Cantata Cycle on Archiv Produktion - CD's
Partial Cantata Cycle on Archiv Produktion - LP's
Later Recordings of Cantatas
Collection of Recordings of Cantatas
Unissued Recordings
Recordings of Other Vocal Works
Collection of Recordings of Other Vocal Works
Recordings of Instrumental Works
General Discussions | Richter’ Video

Karl Richter - Short Biography
Münchener Bach-Chor - Short History
Münchener Bach-Orchester - Short History

Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Karl Richter
Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 - conducted by Karl Richter
Johannes-Pasion BWV 245 - conducted By Karl Richter
Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 - conducted by Karl Richter
Famous Bach Organ Works from Karl Richter
Karl Richter Performs Bach’s Partitas & Goldbergs
Review: Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1, 2 & 5 - conducted by Karl Richter

Table of Cantata Recordings by Major Conductors: Cantatas BWV 1-50 | Cantatas BWV 51-100 | Cantatas 101-150 | Cantatas 151-200 | Cantatas 201-224 | Remarks

Recordings - Part 1

Early Recordings of Cantatas

E-1

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 137 & BWV 140

Cantatas BWV 137 [17:22], BWV 140 [34:08]

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Members of Munich State Opera Orchestra

Soprano: Chloë Owen; Tenor: Gert Lutze; Bass: Kieth Engen

Telefunken LW-50057
Telefunken BLK-16071
Decca Eclipse

BWV 137: Sep 3-4, 1956
BWV 140: Sep 3-4, 1956

LP / TT: 17:22
LP / TT: 34:08
LP / TT: 51:30

Recorded at Bavaria-Studio, Munich, Bavaria, Germany. Producer: Grenzebach/Giesen.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 137 by K. Richter.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 140 by K. Richter.

E-7

J.S. Bach: Kantaten BWV 23, 56, 70

 

Cantatas BWV 23 [20:53], BWV 56 [25:14], BWV 70 [29:00]

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Kammerorchester, Bayerisches Staatsorchester

BWV 23: Soprano: Lotte Schädle ; Alto: Beatrice Krebs; Tenor: Robert Price
BWV 56, BWV 70: Soprano: Lotte Schädle; Alto: Hertha Töpper; Tenor: Helmut Kretschmar; Bass: Kieth Engen

Andromeda ANDRCD-9043

Feb 10, 1957 [23]
Oct 19, 1957 [56, 70]

CD / TT: 76:03

Recorded live at Markuskirche & Lukaskirche, Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 23 by K. Richter.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 56 by K. Richter.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 70 by K. Richter.
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E-5

J.S. Bach: Kantate ‘Weinen, Klage, Sorgen, Zagen’

 

Cantata BWV 12 [31:36]

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Members of the Bavarian State Opera Munich

Alto: Beatrice Krebs; Tenor: Gert Lutze; Bass: Kieth Engen

Telefunken LW-50070
Decca

Aug 17-19, 1957

LP / TT: 31:36

Recorded at St. Markus-Kirche, Munich, Bavaria, Germany. Producer: Fouqué.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 12 by K. Richter.

E-6

J.S. Bach: Kantate ‘Gott, der Herr, ist Sonn' und Schild’

Cantata BWV 79 [19:50]

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Members of the Bavarian State Opera Munich

Soprano: Antonia Fahberg; Alto: Beatrice Krebs; Bass: Kieth Engen

Telefunken LW-50122
Decca

Aug 17-19, 1957

LP / TT: 19:50
LP / TT:

Recorded at St. Markus-Kirche, Munich, B, Germany. Producer: Fouqué.

E-2

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 67, 108 & 127

Cantatas BWV 67 [16:38], BWV 108 [20:03], BWV 127 [24:02]

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Members of the Orchestra of Münchner Staatsoper (actually Bayerisches Staatsorchester)

Soprano: Antonia Fahberg; Contralto: Lilian Benningsen; Tenor: Peter Pears; Bass: Kieth Engen

Telefunken SAWD-9904
Telefunken AWD-9917
Teldec

BWV 108+67: Apr 1958
BWV 127 Apr 1958

LP / TT: 36:41
LP / TT: 24:02
CD / TT: 61:05

Recorded at Haus des Sports, Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 67 by K. Richter.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 108 by K. Richter.
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E-3

J.S. Bach: Sonaten und Kantaten

Cantata BWV 4 [23:59]

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Members of the Orchestra of Münchner Staatsoper (actually Bayerisches Staatsorchester)

Bass: Kieth Engen; Organ: Hedwig Bilgram

Telefunken
Teldec

Apr 1958

LP / TT:
CD / TT: 65:40

Recorded at Haus des Sports, Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 4 by Karl Richter.
Other works: sonatas for flute and harpsichord by J.S. Bach & C.P.E. Bach.

E-4

Barock - J.S. Bach: Ich weiß, daß mein Erlöser lebt BWV 160

Cantata BWV 160 [14:50]

Karl Richter

Instrumental ensemble

Tenor: Peter Pears

Telefunken STE-15093
Decca

Sep 15-16, 1958

LP / TT: 14:50
LP / TT:

Recorded at Haus des Sports, Munich, Bavaria, Germany.

Partial Cantata Cycle on Archiv Produktion

C-1

Bach Cantatas Vol. 1: Avent und Weihnachten · Advent and Christmas · Advent et Nöel
Bach: Advent and Christmas Cantatas

 
 

CD-1 [69:44]: Cantatas BWV 61 [18:25], BWV 132 [21:26], BWV 63 [29:38]
CD-2 [75:19]: Cantatas BWV 121 [20:22], BWV 64 [20:14], BWV 28 [15:32], BWV 171 [18:53]
CD-3 [67:22]: Cantatas BWV 58 [14:16], BWV 65 [15:27], BWV 124 [14:39], BWV 13 [22:43]
CD-4 [65:51]: Cantatas BWV 111 [21:42], BWV 81 [19:26], BWV 82 [24:34]

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Sopranos: Edith Mathis, Sheila Armstrong, Lotte Schädle; Contraltos: Anna Reynolds, Hertha Töpper; Tenors: Peter Schreier, Ernst Haefliger; Basses: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Theo Adam

Archiv Produktion 439369-2
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Archiv Produktion 001933602
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1967-1972

4-CD / TT: 278:16
MP3 / TT: 277:06
4-CD / TT: 278:16
MP3 / TT: 276:12

Recorded at Herkules-Saal, Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
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C-2

Bach Cantatas Vol. 2 - Easter

CD-1: Cantatas BWV 92, BWV 126, BWV 23
CD-2: Cantatas BWV 1, BWV 182
CD-3: Cantatas BWV 4 [22:03], BWV 6, BWV 158, BWV 67
CD-4: Cantatas BWV 104, BWV 12
CD-5: Cantatas BWV 108, BWV 87

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Soprano: Edith Mathis; Contraltos: Anna Reynolds, Hertha Töpper; Tenors: Peter Schreier, Ernst Haefliger; Basses: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Theo Adam

Archiv Produktion

1967-1975

5-CD

Recorded at Herkules-Saal, München, Germany.
2nd ecording of Cantata BWV 23 by K. Richter.
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C-3

Bach Cantatas Vol. 3 - Ascension Day, Whitsun, Trinity

CD-1: Cantatas BWV 11, BWV 44, BWV 34
CD-2: Cantatas BWV 68, BWV 175, BWV 129
CD-3: Cantatas BWV 39, BWV 76, BWV 135
CD-4: Cantatas BWV 21, BWV 24
CD-5: Cantatas BWV 30, BWV 93
CD-6: Cantatas BWV 147, BWV 10

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Sopranos: Edith Mathis, Ursula Buckel; Contraltos: Anna Reynolds, Hertha Töpper; Tenors: Peter Schreier, Ernst Haefliger, John van Kesteren; Basses: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Kurt Moll, Kieth Engen

Archiv Produktion

1961-1975

6-CD

All recorded at Herkules-Saal, München, Germany, except BWV 147, which was recorded at Münster zu Heilbronn, Germany.
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C-4

Bach Cantatas Vol. 4 - Sundays after Trinity I

CD-1: Cantatas BWV 9, BWV 187, BWV 178
CD-2: Cantatas BWV 45, BWV 105, BWV 102
CD-3: Cantatas BWV 199, BWV 179, BWV 137
CD-4: Cantatas BWV 33, BWV 78, BWV 17
CD-5: Cantatas BWV 51, BWV 100, BWV 27
CD-6: Cantatas BWV 8, BWV 148

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Sopranos: Edith Mathis, Maria Stader, Ursula Buckel; Contraltos: Julia Hamari, Hertha Töpper; Tenors: Peter Schreier, Ernst Haefliger, John van Kesteren; Basses: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Kieth Engen

Archiv Produktion

1959-1978

6-CD

All recorded at Herkulessaal, München, Germany, except BWV 8 & BWV 45, which were recorded at Augustana-Saal, Ansbach, Germany & BWV 78, which was recorded at Münster zu Heilsbronn, Germany.
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C-5

Bach Cantatas Vol. 5 - Sundays after Trinity II

CD-1: Cantatas BWV 96, BWV 5, BWV 56 [21:46]
CD-2: Cantatas BWV 180, BWV 38, BWV 55
CD-3: Cantatas BWV 115, BWV 139, BWV 60, BWV 26
CD-4: Cantatas BWV 116, BWV 70, BWV 140
CD-5: Cantatas BWV 130, BWV 80, BWV 106

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Sopranos: Edith Mathis, Ursula Buckel; Contraltos: Trudeliese Schmidt, Hertha Töpper; Tenors: Peter Schreier, Ernst Haefliger; Basses: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Theo Adam, Kieth Engen

Archiv Produktion

1959-1978

5-CD / TT:

Recorded at Herkulessaal, München, Germany.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 56 by K. Richter.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 70 by K. Richter.
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C-6

J.S. Bach: Meisterwerke Vol. 5 (Kantaten Vol. 1)

Cantata BWV 51

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Orchester

Soprano: Edith Mathis; Trumpet: Pierre Thibaud

Archiv Produktion

1972

CD / TT: ?

Other works: Cantatas BWV 4 & BWV 140.

C-7

J.S. Bach: Famous Cantatas / Berühmte Kantaten

Cantata BWV 202

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Orchester

Soprano: Maria Stader; Trumpet: Willi Bauer

Archiv Produktion

Aug 1959

2-CD / TT: 151:09

Other Cantatas on this 2-CD album (BWV 140, BWV 56, BWV 51, BWV 147, BWV 4) are included in the Box Sets above [C1-C5).
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C-8

J.S. Bach: Kantatan / Cantatas BWV 80, BWV 26, BWV 116

Cantata BWV 26

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Soprano: Edith Mathis; Alto: Trudeliese Schmidt; Tenor: Peter Schreier; Bass: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Archiv Produktion

1978

CD / TT:

The other 2 Cantatas on this 2-CD album (BWV 80 & BWV 116) are included in the Box Sets above [C1-C5).
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Partial Cantata Cycle on Archiv Produktion - LP's

C-9

J.S. Bach: Kantaten BWV 55, BWV 189

Cantatas BWV 55 [15:21], BWV 189 [16:43]

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Orchester

Tenor: Ernst Haefliger

Archiv Produktion

Feb-Mar 1959

LP / TT: 32:04

Recorded at Herkulessaal, München, Germany.
The recording of Cantata BWV 55 is included in Box Set [C-5].

CL-1

J.S. Bach: Kantaten BWV 51 & BWV 202

Cantatas BWV 51 [17:46], BWV 202 [21:42]

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Orchester

Soprano: Maria Stader; Trumpet: Willi Bauer

Archiv Produktion 198027

Aug 1959

LP / TT: 39:28

Recorded at Herkulessaal, München, Germany.

CL-2

J.S. Bach: Kantaten BWV 147 & BWV 60

Cantatas BWV 147 [32:43], BWV 60 [16:10]

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Solistengemeinschaft der Bachwoche Ansbach [BWV 147]; Münchener Bach-Orchester [BWV 60]

BWV 147: Soprano: Ursula Buckel; Contralto: Hertha Töpper; Tenor: John van Kesteren; Bass: Kieth Engen
BWV 60: Alto: Hertha Töpper; Tenor: Ernst Haefliger; Bass: Kieth Engen

Archiv Produktion 198331

BWV 147: Jul 23-24, 1961
BWV 60: Feb 13, 20-21, 1964

LP / TT: 48:53

Recorded at Recorded at Münster zu Heilbronn, Germany [BWV 147]; Herkuless-Saal, München, Germany [BWV 60].

Later Recordings of Cantatas

L-1

Soli De Gloria Vol. 1 - Choral Materpieces from Bach Cantatas

Chorus (Mvt. 1) & Chorale (Mvt. 6) from Cantata BWV 6 [6:51]
Sinfonia (Mvt. 1) from Cantata BWV 29 [5:17]
Chorus (Mvt. 1) from Cantata BWV 39 [8:15]
Chorale (Mvt. 5) from Cantata BWV 56 [2:12]
Chorus (Mvt. 1) & Chorale (Mvt. 8) from Cantata BWV 64 [3:46]
Chorus (Mvt. 1) from Cantata BWV 67 [3:49]
Chorus (Mvt. 1) & Chorus (Mvt. 5) from Cantata BWV 68 [8:13]
Chorus (Mvt. 1) from Cantata BWV 78 [5:38]
Chorus (Mvt. 1) & Chorale (Mvt. 7) from Cantata BWV 93 [8:49]
Chorus (Mvt. 1) from Cantata BWV 104 [4:55]
Chorus (Mvt. 1) from Cantata BWV 111 [5:07]
Chorus (Mvt. 1) from Cantata BWV 124 [4:25]
Chorus (Mvt. 1) from Cantata BWV 127 [7:09]
Chorus (Mvt. 1) from Cantata BWV 148 [3:57]

Karl Richter

Ansbach Bach Festival Choir & Orchestra

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Baroque Music Club

Early 1970’s?

CD / TT: 78:56

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L-2

Soli De Gloria Vol. 2 – Choral Materpieces from Bach Cantatas

Chorus (Mvt. 1) & Chorale (Mvt. 6) from Cantata BWV 1 [9:44]
Sinfonia (Mvt. 1) & Chorus (Mvt. 2) from Cantata BWV 12 [11:21]
Chorus (Mvt. 1) from Cantata BWV 34 [8:43]
Chorus (Mvt. 1) & Chorale (Mvt. 6) from Cantata BWV 38 [4:59]
Chorus (Mvt. 2) & Chorale (Mvt. 7) from Cantata BWV 44 [4:38]
Overture/Chorus (Mvt. 1) & Chorale (Mvt. 6) from Cantata BWV 61 [4:48]
Chorus (Mvt. 1) from Cantata BWV 65 [3:36]
Chorus (Mvt. 1) & Chorale (Mvt. 6) from Cantata BWV 121 [3:34]
Chorus (Mvt. 1) from Cantata BWV 126 [2:47]
Chorus (Mvt. 1) from Cantata BWV 129 [4:48]
Chorus (Mvt. 1) & Chorale (Mvt. 6) from Cantata BWV 135 [4:27]
Chorus (Mvt. 1) from Cantata BWV 137 [3:26]
Chorus (Mvt. 1) & Chorale (Mvt. 6) from Cantata BWV 171 [4:27]

Karl Richter

Ansbach Bach Festival Choir & Orchestra

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Baroque Music Club

Early 1970’s?

CD / TT: 73:17

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Collection of Recordings of Cantatas

B-1

Bach 75 Cantatas

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

This 26-CD box set includes all the 5 sets of cantatas (C-1 to C-5 above)

Archiv Produktion

1959-1978

26-CD

Includes [C-1], [C-2], [C-3], [C-4], [C-5] above.
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B-2

J.S. Bach Compact Edition: Kantaten · Cantatas · Cantates

 

Cantata BWV 61 (Mathis, Schreier, Fischer-Dieskau)
Cantata BWV 4 (Fischer-Dieskau)
Cantata BWV 56 (Fischer-Dieskau)
Cantata BWV 51 (Mathis)
Cantata BWV 106 (Töpper, Haefliger, Adam)
Cantata BWV 26 (Mathis, Schmidt, Schreier, Fischer-Dieskau)
Cantata BWV 147 (Buckel, Töpper, Kesteren, Engen)
Cantata BWV 80 (Mathis, Schmidt, Schreier, Fischer-Dieskau)

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Soloists: see above.

Archiv Produktion

1959-1978

3-CD

Compiles from [C-1], [C-2], [C-3], [C-4], [C-5], [C-7], [C-8] above.
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Unissued Recordings

U-1

[Unreleased]

 

Cantatas BWV 67, BWV 108

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Members of the Orchestra of Münchner Staatsoper

Contralto: Lilian Benningsen; Tenor: Fritz Wunderlich; Bass: Kieth Engen

?

Apr 20, 1958

? / TT: ?

Recorded live at Markuskirche, Munich; Not yet releaesd
Source: Fritz Wunderlich - The Great German Tenor: Discography

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (November 2000 - October 2013)
Thanks to contributors: Matthias Hansen (March 2006), Michael Meacock (Arton) (December 2002), Christian Moll (October 2009, May 2010), Russ Sackowitz (September 2008), Teri Noel Towe (April 2007), Nagamiya Tutomu (March 2001), Roland Wörner (October 2002), Tim Williams (March 2008)

Karl Richter: Short Biography | Münchener Bach-Chor
Recordings of Vocal Works:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Recordings of Instrumental Works | General Discussions | Richter’ Video
Vocal Works:
BWV 232 - K. Richter | BWV 244 - K. Richter | BWV 245 - K. Richter | BWV 248 - K. Richter
Reviews of Instrumental Recordings:
Famous Bach Organ Works from Karl Richter | Karl Richter Performs Bach’s Partitas & Goldbergs | Review: Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1, 2 & 5 - conducted by K. Richter
Table of recordings by BWV Number

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