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Magnificat BWV 243
Conducted by Helmuth Rilling

V-14

Christmas Magnificats

 

Magnificat BWV 243a

Helmuth Rilling

Figuralchor der Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Romy Gundermann; Contralto: Hildegard Rütgers; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Erich Wenk

Vox / Turnabout

Mid 1960’s ?

CD / TT: 62:20

1st recording of Magnificat BWV 243a by H. Rilling.
Other works not by J.S. Bach.
See: Magnificat BWV 243 - conducted by Helmuth Rilling
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V-15

Bach: Magnificat / Vivaldi: Gloria, Beatus vir

 

Magnificat BWV 243 [35:51]; Schemellis Gesangbuch BWV 414, BWV 440, BWV 443, BWV 454, BWV 465, BWV 469, BWV 476, BWV 493

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Sopranos: Arleen Augér, Ann Murray; Contralto: Helen Watts; Tenor: Adalbert Kraus; Basses: Philippe Huttenlocher, Wolfgang Schöne

Sony Classical

Feb, Apr 1979 (243); Oct 1982, Jan 1983 (Schmelli)

CD / TT: 74:38

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany (BWV 243) & Herz Jesu Kirche Stuttgart, Germany (Schmelli). Other works by A. Vivaldi.
1st recording of Magnificat BWV 243 by H. Rilling. 
See: Magnificat BWV 243 - conducted by Helmuth Rilling
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V-16

Edition Bachakademie Vol. 73

 

Magnificat BWV 243 [28:09]; Suseipit Iasrael BWV 1082, Aus der Tiefen BWV 246/40a, So heb ich denn BWV 1088, Psalm 51 BWV 1083

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Sopranos: Christine Schäfer, Ibolya Verebics, Christiane Oelze; Mezzo-soprano: Ingeborg Danz, Birgit Remmert; Tenor: James Taylor; Bass: Thomas Quasthoff

Hänssler

Jan 1995 (243); Jan 1999 (1082, 1083); Mar 1999 (others)

CD / TT: 65:28

Recorded at Stadthalle Leonberg (BWV 243) & Stadthalle Sindelfingen, Germany (all others).
2nd recording of Magnificat BWV 243 by H. Rilling. 
See: Magnificat BWV 243 - conducted by Helmuth Rilling
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V-17

Edition Bachakademie Vol. 140

Magnificat in Es BWV 243a [33:30]
Credo aus BWV 232II

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Sopranos: Christiane Oelze, Sibylla Rubens, Ruth Sandhoff; Alto: Ingeborg Danz; Tenors: Christoph Prégardien, Marcus Ullmann; Basses: Klaus Häger, Andreas Schmidt

Hänssler

Mar 2000

2-CD / TT: 76:19

Recorded at Stadthallen Sindelfingen & Leonberg, Germany. 
2nd recording of Magnificat BWV 243a by H. Rilling. 
Other works are Cantatas BWV 34a, BWV 69a, BWV 120a, BWV 197a.
See: Magnificat BWV 243 - conducted by Helmuth Rilling
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Rilling’s Magnificat

Neil Halliday wrote (June 1, 2004):
The 1979 recording (Sony Classical), with Augér, is shown to have a total playing time of 35 minutes, at the BCW. Is this correct? I think the 'Magnificat' would seem very slow at this speed; Munchinger's (30mins)seems to be as leisurely as one would want (except for the 'Suscepit Israel', which might be better at a slower speed).

Alfred Krause wrote (June 1, 2004):
[To Neil Halliday] It is so long because it is the "Christmas" version, interpolating between the movements at least three seasonal choraels, including (IIRC) at least two verses of "Vom Himmel hoch",

Cara Emily Thornton wrote (June 1, 2004):
[To Alfred Krause] I have the NBA full score of the Magnificat in D, and it contains an appendix with the following items from the E-flat major version of the Magnificat (transposed down half a step of course) to be interpolated into the 'regular' Magnificat text to form the 'Christmas version'. In the score is indicated where to place each item:

A. 'Vom Himmel hoch' - only one stanza (after 'Et exultavit')
B. 'Freut euch und jubiliert' (after 'Quia fecit mihi magna')
C. 'Gloria in excelsis Deo' (after 'Fecit potentiam')
D. 'Virga Jesse floruit' (after 'Esurientes')

 

Magnificats BWV 243 & BWV 243a: Details
Recordings: 1900-1949 | 1950-1959 | 1960-1969 | 1970-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-2009 | 2010-2019 | BWV 243a | Individual Movements
General Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Systematic Discussions: BWV 243 | BWV 243a
Individual Recordings:
BWV 243 - E. Haïm | BWV 243 - N. Harnoncourt | BWV 243a - T. Hengelbrock | BWV 243 - P. McCreesh | BWV 243 - J. Rifkin | BWV 243 - H. Rilling | BWV 243 - R. Shaw | BWV 243 - M. Suzuki | BWV 243a - P. Herreweghe

Helmuth Rilling: Short Biography | Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart | Frankfurter Kantorei | Figuralchor der Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart | Bach-Collegium Stuttgart
Recordings:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 11 | Part 12 | Part 13
General Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5
Cantatas:
Edition Bachakademie - Vols. 1-20 | Edition Bachakademie - Vol. 9 | Edition Bachakademie - Vol. 60 | Arleen Augér sings Bach - conducted by Rilling | Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau sings Bach - conducted by Rilling
Other Vocal Works:
BWV 232 - Rilling | BWV 243 - Rilling | BWV 244 - Rilling | BWV 245 - Rilling | BWV 248 - Rilling | Chorales - Rilling
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