Recordings/Discussions
Background Information
Performer Bios

Poet/Composer Bios

Additional Information

Recordings & Discussions of Other Vocal Works: Main Page | Motets BWV 225-231 | Mass in B minor BWV 232 | Missae Breves & Sanctus BWV 233-242 | Magnificat BWV 243 | Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 | Johannes-Passion BWV 245 | Lukas-Passion BWV 246 | Markus-Passion BWV 247 | Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 | Oster-Oratorium BWV 249 | Chorales BWV 250-438 | Geistliche Lieder BWV 439-507 | AMN BWV 508-523 | Quodlibet BWV 524 | Aria BWV 1127

Systematic Discussions of Bach’s Other Vocal Works

Magnificat in E flat major BWV 243a

 

 

Discussions in the Week of May 30, 2004

Sw Anandgyan
wrote (May 31, 2004):
About BWV 243a

In one of those second-hand record stores in Montreal was available a recording of the Magnificat in E flat major conducted by Roland Büchner on the Glissando label at less than half the regular price.

The only review I've read was from the Goldberg magazine and there was a mention of what was considered like an over-sized choir ...

I was inquiring for owners' comments. Thanks.

Gabriel Jackson wrote (May 31, 2004):
Sw Anandgyan wrote: "The only review I've read was from the Goldberg magazine and there was a mention of what was considered like an over-sized choir ..."
That's interesting - International Record Review complained about the same thing.

Sw Anandgyan wrote (June 1, 2004):
First Attempt At Participating

This is the week for discussing the Magnificat BWV 243a.

I have two recordings of this oeuvre; Hengelbrock and Herreweghe.

The first one mentioned on the label DHM is more energetic, crisper and may I use the word 'pungent' ? The tender moments are indeed quite affecting ( as the Quia Respexit, the Et Misericordia Eius and the Suscepit Israel ).

The second one on HM is more elegant, as if the playing and singing was more contained, or subdued, in the name of beauty but is not without exuberance when this is required ( as in the very first section ).

I resonate more to the Herreweghe recording and prefer it to the Hengelbrock though this latter one is quite close quality-wise.

I realize my first attempt in the weekly discussion is quite weak. May this post be used as a contrast to enlighten the smart and substantial ones ...

Happy listening


Magnificats BWV 243 & BWV 243a: Details
Recordings: Until 1960 | 1961-1970 | 1971-1980 | 1981-1990 | 1991-2000 | From 2001 | BWV243a | Individual Movements
General Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5
Systematic Discussions:
BWV 243 | BWV 243a
Individual Recordings:
BWV 243 - Harnoncourt | BWV 243a - Hengelbrock | BWV 243 – McCreesh | BWV 243 - Rifkin | BWV 243 - Suzuki | BWV 243a - Herreweghe

Recordings & Discussions of Other Vocal Works: Main Page | Motets BWV 225-231 | Mass in B minor BWV 232 | Missae Breves & Sanctus BWV 233-242 | Magnificat BWV 243 | Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 | Johannes-Passion BWV 245 | Lukas-Passion BWV 246 | Markus-Passion BWV 247 | Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 | Oster-Oratorium BWV 249 | Chorales BWV 250-438 | Geistliche Lieder BWV 439-507 | AMN BWV 508-523 | Quodlibet BWV 524 | Aria BWV 1127

Introduction | Cantatas | Other Vocal | Instrumental | Performers | General Topics | Articles | Books | Movies | New
Biographies | Texts & Translations | Scores | References | Commentaries | Music | Concerts | Festivals | Tour | Art & Memorabilia
Chorale Texts | Chorale Melodies | Lutheran Church Year | Readings | Poets & Composers | Arrangements & Transcriptions
Search Website | Search Works/Movements | Terms & Abbreviations | Copyright | How to contribute | Sitemap | Links



 

Back to the Top


Last update: ýJune 7, 2004 ý22:28:55