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Mass in B minor BWV 232
Conducted by Otto Klemperer

V-1

Choruses from Bach's Mass in B Minor

 

Choruses from Mass in B minor BWV 232
Including 10:56 min of rehearsals

Otto Klemperer

Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus (Chorus Master: John McCarmy)

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Testament 1138

Dec 4-9, 1961

CD / TT: 77:40

Unpublished recording. Recorded at Kingsway Hall, London.
1st recording of Mass in B minor BWV 232 by O. Klemperer.
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V-2

Bach: Mass in B minor

 

Mass in B minor BWV 232

Otto Klemperer

BBC Chorus (actually: BBC Singers; Chorus Master: Peter Gellhorn) / New Philharmonia Orchestra

Soprano: Agnes Giebel; Mezzo-soprano: Janet Baker; Tenor: Nicolai Gedda; Baritone [No. 18]: Hermann Prey; Bass [No. 10]: Franz Crass

EMI Classics

Oct 18-20, 1967

2-CD / TT: 135:40

Recorded (studio) at Kingsway Hall, London, England.
2nd recording of Mass in B minor BWV 232 by O. Klemperer.
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V-3

J.S. Bach: Messa in Si minore BWV 232; Hochzeitscantate BWV 202

Mass in B minor BWV 232 [135:11]
Cantata BWV 202 [20:46]

Otto Klemperer

BBC Chorus (actually: BBC Singers; Chorus Master: Peter Gellhorn) / New Philharmonia Orchestra

Soprano I: Agnes Giebel; Soprano II & Contralto: Janet Baker; Tenor: Nicolai Gedda; Baritone [No. 18]: Hermann Prey; Bass [No. 10]: Franz Crass

Arkadia CDGI-727-2
Hunt Productions 727

Nov 16, 1967 [232]
Feb 6, 1957 [202]

2-CD / TT: 155:57

Recorded live at Royal Festival Hall, London, England.
3rd recording of Mass in B minor BWV 232 by O. Klemperer.

Klempererís Bach Mass in B-minor

Kar-Ming Chong wrote (December 12, 1999):
I bought this disc last Friday evening - Bach - Choruses from Mass in B-minor - Klemperer/Philharmonic Orc & Chorus - Testament and found it to be a really fine performance of the chorus bits. This recording is recorded in 1961 (never completed - only the chorus sections are recorded) and is different from the completed Mass in B-minor which he recorded later with EMI (1964?) - I haven't heard of this one. Can anyone fill me in on this recording?

As always, Klemperer's chorus group (Philharmonia) manage to convey the grandeur and majestic of the piece. Share similar characteristic of Klemperer's recordings in other choral works - Beethoven Missa Solemnis, Bach St Matthew Passion (BWV 244). One gripe though: Klemperer did not record the "Cum Sanctu Spiritus" on this Testament recording. Oh, well....

Ulvi Yurtsever wrote (December 21, 1999):
[To Kar-Ming Chong] This is probably a good thing, because his EMI Sanctu Spiritus plods along like a brontosaurus on walking sticks...(it's not just the tempo, his chorus sounds like it includes most of the population of London, although it must have been just the listeners of BBC as it's called the "BBC chorus").

But I guess there must be fair amount of good stuff in the recording since I kept it all this time (along with his St. Matthew (BWV 244)).

 

MBM Agnus Dei Singer

Sw Anandgyan wrote (May 2, 2005):
I'm listening to the Mass in B minor under the govern of Klemperer.

I would like a more knowledgeable person to confirm who is singing the Agnus Dei solo; is it Agnes Giebel or Dame Janet Baker?

It is the alto which means it is Janet Baker.

Right?

- thanks -

P.S. Happy with the MBM Scherchen II on MCA Classics too!

 

Mass in B minor BWV 232: Details
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Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 | Part 12 | Part 13 | Part 14 | Part 15 | Part 16 | Part 17
Systematic Discussions:
Part 1: Kyrie | Part 2: Gloria | Part 3: Credo | Part 4: Sanctus | Part 5: Agnus Dei | Part 6: Early Recordings | Part 7: Summary
Individual Recordings:
BWV 232 - C. Abbado | BWV 232 - Anonymous | BWV 232 - G.C. Biller | BWV 232 - F. Brüggen | BWV 232 - J. Butt | BWV 232 - S. Celibidache | BWV 232 - M. Corboz | BWV 232 - A. Eby | BWV 232 - G. Enescu | BWV 232 - E. Ericson | BWV 232 - D. Fasolis | BWV 232 - J.E. Gardiner | BWV 232 - C.M. Giulini | BWV 232 - N. Harnoncourt | BWV 232 - T. Hengelbrock | BWV 232 - P. Herreweghe | BWV 232 - R. Hickox | BWV 232 - R. Jacobs | BWV 232 - E. Jochum | BWV 232 - Ifor Jones | BWV 232 - K. Junghänel & Cantus Cölln | BWV 232 - H.v. Karajan | BWV 232 - R. King | BWV 232 - O. Klemperer | BWV 232 - S. Kuijken | BWV 232 - G. Leonhardt | BWV 232 - P. McCreesh | BWV 232 - M. Minkowski | BWV 232 - H. Müller-Bruhl | BWV 232 - S. Ozawa | BWV 232 - M. Pearlman | BWV 232 - K. Richter | BWV 232 - J. Rifkin | BWV 232 - H. Rilling | BWV 232 - H. Scherchen | BWV 232 - P. Schreier | BWV 232 - R. Shaw | BWV 232 - G. Solti | BWV 232 - M. Suzuki | BWV 232 - J. Thomas & ABS | BWV 232 - K. Thomas | BWV 232 - J.v. Veldhoven
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Mass in B Minor, BWV 232 [T. Noel Towe] | Bachís B minor Mass on Period Instruments [D. Satz] | Like Father, Like Son [B. Pehrson]

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