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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

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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
Kurt Kalmus (Oboe); Heinz Endres (Violin); Georg Donderer (Trumpet); Franz Ortner (Double-bass)

Telefunken LW-50057
Telefunken BLK-16071
Decca AWD-9951-C
Decca Eclipse ECSR-729

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

LP / TT: 17:22
LP / TT: 34:08
LP / TT: 51:30
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.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 137: Complete Cantata [17:06] | Mvt. 1: Chorus [3:35]


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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.
Buy this album at:
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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/Decca LW-50070
Decca AWD-8905-E

Aug 17-19, 1957

LP / TT: 31:36
LP / TT: 31:36

Recorded at St. Markus-Kirche, Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
Producer: Fouqué.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 12 by K. Richter.
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 12: Complete Cantata [31:25]

Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image Karl Richter DECCA LW50070 BWV12

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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.

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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
Edgar Shann (Oboe d'amore) [BWV 108, 127]; Fritz Sonnleithner (Violin) [BWV 108]; Georg Donderer (Trumpet) [BWV 67, 127]; Hedwig Bilgram (Organ)

Telefunken SAWD-9904
Telefunken AWD-9917
Teldec 9031-77614-2
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Teldec 4509-99874-2
Warner Elatus 25646-136162
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Teldec 25646-997666
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BWV 108+67: Apr 1958
BWV 127: Apr 1958

LP / TT: 36:41
LP / TT: 24:02
CD / TT: 61:05
MP3 / TT: 60:43
CD / TT: 61:04
CD / TT: 61:07
MP3 / TT: 60:43
CD / TT: 61:06
MP3 / TT: 60:43

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.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 127: Complete Cantata [24:03]
Buy this album at:
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Music Download CD-1: Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de | ClassicsOnline
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Music Download CD-3: Amazon.de | ClassicsOnline
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Music Download CD-4: Amazon.de | ClassicsOnline

Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image J. S. Bach : Cantata -- BWV 127 "Herr Jesu Christ, wahr' Mensch und Gott" (Karl Richter) BACH - CANTATE BWV 127 _ Herr Jesu Christ, wahr' Mensch und Gott _ - KARL RICHTER ( 1957 )

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J.S. Bach: Schulproduktion Musik/ 67, Christ lag in Todesbanden: Kantate BWV 4
J.S. Bach: Herr Jesu Christ, wahr'r Mensch und Gott, Kantate Nr. 127; Christ lag in Todesbanden, Kantate Nr. 4
J.S. Bach: Sonaten und Kantaten

 
 

Cantata BWV 4 [23:59]

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Mitglieder des Orchesters der Münchener Staatoper (actually Bayerisches Staatsorchester)

Bass: Kieth Engen; Organ: Hedwig Bilgram

Telefunken 49052
Decca BLK-16112 [LPD-04272-XV, Side2 LPD-04273-X]
Teldec 0830-11427-2

Apr 1958

LP / TT:
LP / TT: 47:30
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.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 4: Complete Cantata [23:34]
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Listen to audio recording by clicking on the TV image Karl Richter DECCA BLK16112 2 BWV4

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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

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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 [BWV 13, 111, 121], Sheila Armstrong, Lotte Schädle [BWV 124]; Contraltos: Anna Reynolds [BWV 13, 111, 121], Hertha Töpper [BWV 124]; Tenors: Peter Schreier [BWV 13, 111, 121], Ernst Haefliger [BWV 124]; Basses: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau [BWV 13, 121], Theo Adam [BWV 111, 124]
BWV 13: Günther Höller, Peter Jenne (Recorders I/II); Kurt Hausmann (English Horn); Otto Büchner (Violin)
BWV 111: Manfred Clement, Kurt Hausmann (Oboe I/II)
BWV 121: Manfred Clement (Oboe d'amore)
BWV 124: Manfred Clement (Oboe d'amore)
Continuo: Fritz Kiskalt, Johannes Fink (Violoncellos); Herbert Duft (Double-bass); Karl Kolbinger, Detlef Kühl (Bassoon); Hedwig Bilgram, Elmar Schloter (Organ)

Archiv Produktion 439369-2
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Archiv Produktion 001933602
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1967-1972
BWV 13: Jun-Jul 1971
BWV 111: Mar-Apr 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.
Recording Producers: Rainer Brock, Hansjoachim Reiser, Dr. Manfred Richter; Balance Engineers: Harald Baudis, Klaus Scheibe, Hans-Peter Schweigmann.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 13: Complete Cantata [22:43] | Complete Cantata [22:43] | Complete Canta[HD]: Mvt. 1: Aria [T] [8:01] + Mvt. 2: Recitative [A] [1:16] + Mvt. 3: Chorale [A] [3:01] + Mvt. 4: Recitative [S] [1:35] + Mvt. 5: Aria [B] [7:56] + Mvt. 6: Chorale [0:58]
Cantata BWV 111: Complete Cantata [21:48] | Complete Cantata [21:37] | Complete Cantata [21:45] | Mvt. 1: Chorus [6:40]
Cantata BWV 121: Complete Cantata [20:27] | Complete Cantata [20:28]
Cantata BWV 124: Complete Cantata [14:46] | Complete Cantata [14:38] | Complete Cantata [HD: 14:41]
Buy this album at:
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Music Download: Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.de

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Bach Cantatas Vol. 2 - Easter

 

CD-1 [67:06]: Cantatas BWV 92 [30:49], BWV 126 [16:57], BWV 23 [19:08]
CD-2 [56:54]: Cantatas BWV 1 [23:15], BWV 182 [33:33]
CD-3 [69:18]: Cantatas BWV 4 [22:03], BWV 6 [20:28], BWV 158 [11:41], BWV 67 [14:36]
CD-4 [46:28]: Cantatas BWV 104 [19:39], BWV 12 [26:39]
CD-5 [41:16]: Cantatas BWV 108 [16:58], BWV 87 [24:13]

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Soprano: Edith Mathis [BWV 92]; Contraltos: Anna Reynolds [BWV 12, 126], Hertha Töpper; Tenors: Peter Schreier [BWV 12, 92, 126], Ernst Haefliger; Basses: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau [4, BWV 92], Theo Adam [BWV 12, 126]
BWV 4: Paul Lachenmeier (Trumpet)
BWV 12: Robert Eliscú (Oboe) [BWV 12/1]; Manfred Clement (Oboe) [BWV 12/4]; Pierre Thibaud (Trumpet)
BWV 92: Manfred Clement, Robert Eliscú (Oboe d'amore I/II)
BWV 126: Manfred Clement, Robert Eliscú (Oboe d'amore I/II); Pierre Thibaud (Trumpet)
Continuo: Fritz Kiskalt (Violoncello); Herbert Duft (Double-bass); Karl Kolbinger (Bassoon); Hedwig Bilgram, Elmar Schloter (Organ)

Archiv Produktion 439369-2
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1967-1975
BWV 4: Jul 1968
BWV 12: May, Oct 1973; Jan-Feb 1974
BWV 92: May, Jun & Oct 1973; Jan 1974
BWV 126: May 1973; Feb 1974

5-CD / TT: 280:02
MP3 / TT: 279:11

Recorded at Herkules-Saal, Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
Production: Dr. Gerd Ploebsch / Helen Kuzaj; Recording Producers: Rainer Brock [BWV 1, 4], Dr. Manfred Richter [BWV 108], Hansjoachim Reiser [BWV 158]; Balance Engineers: Hans-Peter Schweigmann, Klaus Scheibe, Harald Baudis [BWV 1, 4, 158], Klaus Scheibe [BWV 108].
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 12 by K. Richter.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 23 by K. Richter.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 4: Complete Cantata [22:04]
Cantata BWV 12: Complete Cantata [26:40]
Cantata BWV 92: Complete Cantata [30:55] | Mvt. 1: Chorus [7:00] + Mvt. 2: Chorale & Recitative [B] [4:33] + Mvt. 3: Aria [T] [3:33] + Mvt. 4: Chorale [A] [3:13] + Mvt. 5: Recitative [T] [1:43] + Mvt. 6: Aria [B] [4:53]+ Mvt. 7: Chorale & Recitative [B] [3:03] + Mvt. 8: Aria [A] [3:39] + Mvt. 9: Chorale [1:37]
Cantata BWV 126: Complete Cantata [17:03] | Complete Cantata [16:54]
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Bach Cantatas Vol. 3 - Ascension Day, Whitsun, Trinity

CD-1 [70:47]: Cantatas BWV 11 [32:04], BWV 44 [19:25], BWV 34 [19:09]
CD-2 [57:38]: Cantatas BWV 68 [17:52], BWV 175 [17:24], BWV 129 [22:11]
CD-3 [76:58]: Cantatas BWV 39 [24:39], BWV 76 [37:21], BWV 135 [14:38]
CD-4 [61:36]: Cantatas BWV 21 [43:47], BWV 24 [17:35]
CD-5 [64:12]: Cantatas BWV 30 [40:25], BWV 93 [23:35]
CD-6 [53:22]: Cantatas BWV 147 [33:02], BWV 10 [20:08]

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Sopranos: Edith Mathis [BWV 10], Ursula Buckel; Contraltos: Anna Reynolds [BWV 10, 135], Hertha Töpper; Tenors: Peter Schreier [BWV 10, 135], Ernst Haefliger, John van Kesteren; Basses: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau Anna Reynolds [BWV 135], Kurt Moll [BWV 10], Kieth Engen
BWV 10: Manfred Clement, Robert Eliscú (Oboe I/II)
BWV 93: Manfred Clement, Robert Eliscú (Oboe I/II)
BWV 135: Manfred Clement, Robert Eliscú (Oboe I/II); Pierre Thibaud (Trumpet)
Continuo: Fritz Kiskalt, Johannes Fink (Violoncellos); Herbert Duft (Double-bass); Karl Kolbinger (Bassoon); Lothar Zirkelbach (Trombone) [BWV 135]; Hedwig Bilgram,Elmar Schloter (Organ); Hedwig Bilgram (Harpsichord)

Archiv Produktion 439380-2
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1961-1975
BWV 10: Feb, May 1974; Jan 1975
BWV 93: Jan, May 1974; Jan 1975
BWV 135: Mar, May 1974; Jan 1975

6-CD / TT: 384:33
MP3 / TT: 382:44

All recorded at Herkules-Saal, München, Bavaria, Germany, except BWV 147, which was recorded at Münster zu Heilsbronn, Bavaria, Germany.
Production: Dr. Gerd Ploebsch / Helen Kuzaj; Recording Producers: Hanjoachim Reiser [BWV 21], Prof. Dr. Hans Hickmann [BWV 147]; Balance Engineer: Hans-Peter Schweigmann, Harald Baudis [BWV 21], Walther Alfred Wettler [BWV 147].
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 10: Complete Cantata [20:07] | Complete Cantata [20:04] | Mvt. 1: Chorus [4:03] + Mvt. 2: Aria [S] [7:19] + Mvt. 3: Recitative [T] [1:28] + Mvt. 4: Aria [B] [3:14] + Mvt. 6: Recitative [T] [2:00] + Mvt. 7: Chorale [1:34]
Cantata BWV 93: Complete Cantata [23:35] | Mvt. 1: Chorus [7:47]
Cantata BWV 135: Complete Cantata [14:36] | Complete Cantata [14:35]
Buy this album at:
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Bach Cantatas Vol. 4 - Sundays after Trinity I

 

CD-1 [63:26]: Cantatas BWV 9 [21:44], BWV 187 [21:01], BWV 178 [19:51]
CD-2 [69:59]: Cantatas BWV 45 [21:02], BWV 105 [24:49], BWV 102 [23:59]
CD-3 [58:03]: Cantatas BWV 199 [27:50], BWV 179 [14:39], BWV 137 [15:32]
CD-4 [65:47]: Cantatas BWV 33 [23:25], BWV 78 [25:36], BWV 17 [16:37]
CD-5 [58:52]: Cantatas BWV 51 [17:46], BWV 100 [23:28], BWV 27 [17:19]
CD-6 [43:18]: Cantatas BWV 8 [23:45], BWV 148 [19:24]

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Sopranos: Edith Mathis [BWV 9, 137], Maria Stader, Ursula Buckel [BWV 8]; Contraltos: Julia Hamari [BWV 9, 137], Hertha Töpper [BWV 8]; Tenors: Peter Schreier [BWV 9, 137], Ernst Haefliger [BWV 8], John van Kesteren; Basses: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau [BWV 9, 137], Kieth Engen [BWV 8]
BWV 8: Aurèle Nicolet (Flute); Horst Schneider, Edgar Schann (Oboe d'amore I/II)
BWV 9: Peter-Lukas Graf (Flute); Manfred Clement (Oboe d'amore)
BWV 33: Manfred Clement (Oboe I); Robert Eliscú [Mvt. 5]; Hans-Jörg Schellenberger [Mvts. 1&6] (Oboe II)
BWV 78: Solisten der Bachwoche Ansbach
BWV 137: Manfred Clement, Hans-Jörg Schellenberger (Oboe I/II); John Wilbraham, Paul Lachenmeier, Manfred Klette (Trumpets I-III); Mathias Holm (Timpani); Kurt Guntner (Violin)
BWV 178: Peter-Lukas Graf (Flute); Manfred Clement (Oboe d'amore)
Continuo: Fritz Kiskalt (Violoncello); Herbert Duft (Double-bass); Karl Kolbinger (Bassoon); Elfriede Singheiser, Elmar Schloter, Hedwig Bilgram [BWV 199] (Organ); Hedwig Bilgram (Harpsichord) [BWV 51]

Archiv Produktion 439387-2
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1959-1978
BWV 8: Jul-Aug 1959
BWV 9: Mar 1975; Oct 1976; Jun 1977
BWV 33: Mar, Oct 1976; Jun 1977
BWV 78: Jul 1961
BWV 137: Mar 1975; Mar, Oct 1976; Jun 1977
BWV 178: Mar 1975; Oct 1976; Jun 1977

6-CD / TT: 359:25
MP3 / TT: 357:46

All recorded at Herkules-Saal, Munich, Bavaria, Germany, except BWV 8 & BWV 45, which were recorded at Augustana-Saal, Ansbach, Bavaria, Germany & BWV 78, which was recorded at Münster zu Heilsbronn, Bavaria, Germany.
Production: Prof. Dr. Hans Hickmann [BWV 55, 60, 78, 106, 189, 201, 211, 212]; Dr. Gerd Ploebsch / Helen Kuzaj; Recording Producer: Karl-Heinz Schneider [BWV 8, 45, 51]; Balance Engineers: Hans-Peter Schweigmann, Walter Alfred Wettler [BWV 8, 45, 51, 78], Karl Scheibe [BWV 199].
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 8: Complete Cantata [23:57] | Complete Cantata [23:37] | Complete Cantata [23:45]
Cantata BWV 9: Complete Cantata [21:52] | Complete Cantata [21:55] | Complete Cantata [21:45]
Cantata BWV 33: Complete Cantata [23:33] | Complete Cantata [23:25] | Complete Cantata [23:18]
Cantata BWV 78: Complete Cantata [25:43] | Complete Cantata [25:34] | Complete Cantata [25:40] | Complete Cantata [25:32] | Mvt. 2: Aria - Duet [S, A] [5:14]
Cantata BWV 137: Complete Cantata [15:35] | Complete Cantata [15:32] | Complete Cantata [15:32]
Cantata BWV 178: Complete Cantata [20:24] | Complete Cantata [20:21]
Buy this album at:
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Bach Cantatas Vol. 5 - Sundays after Trinity II

 

CD-1 [64:46]: Cantatas BWV 96, BWV 5 [22:20], BWV 56 [21:46]
CD-2 [59:38]: Cantatas BWV 180 [27:03], BWV 38, BWV 55 [15:30]
CD-3 [75:49]: Cantatas BWV 115 [24:13], BWV 139 [19:36], BWV 60, BWV 26 [15:27]
CD-4 [78:41]: Cantatas BWV 116, BWV 70, BWV 140
CD-5 [64:31]: Cantatas BWV 130, BWV 80 [26:29], BWV 106

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Sopranos: Edith Mathis [BWV 5, 80, 96, 115, 116, 139, 180], Ursula Buckel [BWV 26]; Contraltos: Trudeliese Schmidt [BWV 5, 80, 96, 115, 116, 139, 180], Hertha Töpper [BWV 26]; Tenors: Peter Schreier [BWV 5, 80, 96, 115, 116, 139, 180], Ernst Haefliger [BWV 26, 55]; Basses: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau [BWV 5, 80, 96, 115, 116, 139, 180], Theo Adam [BWV 26], Kieth Engen
BWV 5: Manfred Clement (Oboe I); Martin Spanner (Oboe II); Chandler Goetting (Trumpet); Fritz Ruf (Viola)
BWV 26: Paul Meisen (Flute), Manfred Clement,, Andreas Schwinn, Gustav Meyer (Oboe I-III); Norbert Hauptmann (Horn); Kurt-Christian Stier (Violin)
BWV 38: Manfred Clement, Robert Eliscú (Oboe I)
BWV 55: Aurèle Nicolet (Flute); Edgar Shann (Oboe)
Continuo: Kurt Engert (Violoncello); Ludwik Kiblböck (Double-bass); Karl Kolbinger (Bassoon); Karl Richter (Harpsichord)
BWV 80: Manfred Clement, Martin Spanner (Oboe I/II, Oboe d'amore I/II); Edgar Shann (English Horn); Chandler Goetting, Paul Lachenmeier, Manfred Klette (Trumpet I-III); Mathias Holm (Timpani); Kurt Guntner (Violin)
BWV 96: Peter-Lukas Graf (Flute); Manfred Clement (Oboe I); Martin Spanner, Robert Eliscú (Oboe II)
BWV 115: Peter-Lukas Graf (Flute); Manfred Clement ( Oboe d'amore); Fritz Kiskalt (Violoncello)
BWV 116: Manfred Clement ( Oboe); Manfred Clement, Martin Spanner (Oboe d'amore I/II)
BWV 139: Manfred Clement, Martin Spanner (Oboe d'amore I/II); Kurt Guntner (Violin)
BWV 180: Peter-Lukas Graf, Gernot Wolf (Flute I/II); Manfred Clement (Oboe); Edgar Shann (English Horn); Fritz Kiskalt (Violoncello)
Continuo: Fritz Kiskalt, Johannes Fink (Violoncellos); Herbert Duft, Walter Götz (Double-basses); Karl Kolbinger (Bassoon); Elfriede Singheiser, Elmar Schloter (Organ)

Archiv Produktion 439394-2
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1959-1978
BWV 5: Oct 1977; Feb, Mar, May 1978
BWV 26: Oct 1966
BWV 38: Oct 1977; Feb, Mar, May 1978
BWV 55: Feb 28-Mar 3, 1959
BWV 80: Feb 1977; Mar, May-Jun 1978
BWV 96: Oct 1977; Feb, Mar, May 1978
BWV 115: Oct 1977; Feb, Mar, May 1978
BWV 116: Feb 1977; Feb-Mar, May-Jun 1978
BWV 139: Oct 1977; Feb, Mar, May 1978
BWV 180: Oct 1977; Mar, May 1978

5-CD / TT: 343:25
MP3 / TT: 345:18

Recorded at Herkules-Saal, Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
Production: Dr. Gerd Ploebsch / Helen Kuzaj; Recording Producers: Karl-Heinz Schneider [BWV 55], Hans-Joachim Reiser [BWV 56], Rainer Brock [BWV 26, 106], Dr. Manfred Richter [BWV 60]; Balance Engineers: Hans-Peter Schweigmann, Harald Baudis [BWV 25, 56, 106], Walter Alfred Wettler [55], Heinz Wildhagen [BWV 60]; Editing: Reinhild Schmidt.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 26 by K. Richter.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 56 by K. Richter.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 70 by K. Richter.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 5: Complete Cantata [22:32]
Cantata BWV 26: Complete Cantata [15:27] | Complete Cantata [15:27]
Cantata BWV 38: Complete Cantata [17:02] | Complete Cantata [16:51]
Cantata BWV 55: Complete Cantata [15:33] | Complete Cantata [15:28] | Complete Cantata [15:32]
Cantata BWV 80: Complete Cantata [26:25] | Complete Cantata [26:27] | Complete Cantata [26:31] | Mvt. 1: Chorus [5:16] | Mvt. 1: Chorus [5:51]
Cantata BWV 96: Complete Cantata [20:35] | Complete Cantata [20:23]
Cantata BWV 115: Complete Cantata [24:12]
Cantata BWV 116: Complete Cantata [17:23]
Cantata BWV 139: Complete Cantata [19:34]
Cantata BWV 180: Complete Cantata [27:14] | Compete Cantata [27:04] | Mvt. 2: Aria [T] [5:58]
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Partial Cantata Cycle on Archiv Produktion - Single CD's

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

Cantatas BWV 80 [26:27], BWV 26 [17:58], BWV 116 [17:17]

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

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

Archiv Produktion 427130-2

1977-1978

CD / TT: 61:38

Recorded at Herkules-Saal, Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
Cantatas BWV 80 & BWV 116 are included in the Box Sets above [C1-C5].
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 26 by K. Richter.
Listen on YouTube:
Cantata BWV 26: Complete Cantata [17:39]
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C-10

J.S. Bach: Kantaten für Weihnachtszeit (BWV 61, 121, 171, 65)

 

Cantatas BWV 61 [18:26], BWV 121 [20:27], BWV 171 [18:58], BWV 65 [15:32]

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Soprano: Edith Mathis [BWV 61, 121, 171]; Contraltos: Anna Reynolds [BWV 121], Hertha Töpper [BWV 171]; Tenors: Peter Schreier [BWV 61, 121, 171], Ernst Haefliger [BWV 65]; Basses: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau [BWV 61, 121, 171], Theo Adam [BWV 65]
BWV 121: Manfred Clement (Oboe d'amore)
BWV 171: Edward H. Tarr, Claude Rippas, Jean-Pierre Mathez (Trumpets); Otto Büchner (Violin); Manfred Clement, Kurt Hausmann (Oboes)
BWV 65: Hans-Martin Linde, Konrad Hampe (Recorders); Kurt Hausmann, Andreas Schwinn (English Horns)

Archiv Produktion 431533-2

BWV 65: 1986
BWV 61, 121, 171: 1972

CD / TT: 73:23

Recorded at Herkules-Saal, Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
Included in Boc Set: [B-1]

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
Aurèle Nicolet (Flute); Edgarr Shann (Oboe)
Continuo: Kurt Engert (Violoncello); Ludwik Kiblböck (Double-bass); Karl Kolbinger (Bassoon); Karl Richter (Harpsichord)

Archiv Produktion SAPM-198401

Feb 28-Mar 3, 1959

LP / TT: 32:04

Recorded at Herkules-Saal, Munich, Bavaria, 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-3

The Legacy of Karl Richter = Karl Richters Vermächtnis

Cantata Ich habe genug, BWV 82: short rehearsal extract []

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Orchester

Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Deutsche Grammophon 0734150

Jun 27, 1969

DVD / TT: 76 min

Recorded & filmed in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. TV broadcast by ZDF 1986.
Director: Klaus Lindemann.
Source: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau in Film und Fernsehen (Monika Wolf) [PDF]
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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

-

Baroque Music Club

Early 1970’s?

CD / TT: 78:56

Buy this album at: Baroque Music Club

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

-

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 - March 2015)
Thanks to contributors: Matthias Hansen (March 2006), Michael Meacock (Arton) (December 2002), Christian Moll (October 2009, May 2010), Walter Roth (October 2014), 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
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Reviews of Instrumental Recordings:
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