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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244
Recordings - Part 1

Recordings: 1900-1949 | 1950-1959 | 1960-1969 | 1970-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-2009 | 2010-2019 | Individual Movements

Complete Recordings 1900-1949

 

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1

J.S. Bach: Matthäus-Passion

 

Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 - Omits 6 - 10, 19, 20, 22, 25, 27 - 29, 34 - 36, 38 - 39, 46, 48, 49, 51, 57, 58, 60, 61, 64-68, 70, 74 - 76; abridges 37, 47, 50, 52, 59, 73, 78

David McKinley Williams

Choir of St. Bartholomew's Church, New York City

Soprano: Ruth Shaffner; Alto: Pearl Benedict-Jones; Tenor: Allan Jones; Baritone: Donald Pirnie; Bass: Frank Cuthberg

Victor Set

Around 1930

24 12" 78 RPM sides

Recorded at St. Bartholomew's Church, New York City, NY, USA.

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J.S. Bach: Matthäuspassion BWV 244

Matthäus-Passion BWV 244

Hans Weisbach

Leipziger Universitätskantorei und Madrigalkreis & Knabenchor der Petri-Schule / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig (or Leipziger Symphonieorchester)

Soprano: Elisabeth Feuge; Alto: Margarete Klose; Tenor: Káláman Pataky; Bass-Baritone [Jesus]: Paul Schöffler; Bass [Arias]: Kurt Böhme

Acante / Preiser Records

Apr 19, 1935

2-CD / TT: 145:45

Recorded at the Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Germany.
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3

J.S. Bach: The Passion According to St. Matthew

Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 - sung in English

Serge Koussevitzky

Harvard Glee Club & Radcliffe Choral Society (Chorus Master: George Wallace Woodworth) / Boston Symphony Orchestra

Tenor [Evangelist]: John Priebe; Bass [Jesus]: Frederick Lechner; Soprano: Jeannette Vreeland; Contralto: Kathryn Meisle; Bass [Arias]: Keith Faulkner
Ernst Victor Wolff (Harpsichord) [steel-framed instrument by Maendler-Schramm]; Carl Weinrich (Organ)

RCA Victor
Rockport Records RR5012/4

Mar 26, 1937 (Good Friday)

3-CD / TT: 192:32

Recorded live at Symphony Hall, Boston, MA, USA.
See: Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 - conducted by Serge Koussevitzky
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4

J.S. Bach: St Matthew Passion

Matthäus-Passion BWV 244

Willem Mengelberg

Amsterdam Toonkunstoor & "Zanglust" Jongenskoor (Chorus Master: Willem Hespe) / Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam

Tenor [Evangelist]: Karl Erb; Bass [Jesus]: Willem Ravelli; Soprano: Jo Vincent; Contralto: Ilona Durigo; Tenor [Arias]: Louis van Tulder; Bass [Arias]: Hermann Schey

Philips / Naxos / Columbia

Apr 2, 1939

4-LP / TT:
2-CD / TT: 159:12

Recorded at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Holland.
See: Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 - conducted by Willem Mengelberg
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5

J.S. Bach: Matthäuspassion

Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 - Omits 18, 19, 28-31, 34, 37, 38, 41, 56, 61, 65, 66, 70, 75

Günther Ramin

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Members of the Gewandhauschor and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Tenor [Evangelist, Arias]: Karl Erb; Baritone [Jesus]: Gerhard Hüsch; Soprano: Tiana Lemnitz; Contralto: Friedel Beckmann; Bass [Pilatus, Petrus, Hohepriester, Judas, Arias]: Siegfried Schulze; [Maids]: Two Thomaners
Max Fest (Organ); Hans Heintze (Harpsichord); Willy Rebhan (Continuo-Cello)

Calig CAL-30859/60
EMI Historical
Documents
Membran
Preiser Records

Mar 1941

2-CD / TT: 130:33

1st recording of Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 by G. Ramin.
See: Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 - conducted by Günther Ramin
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Other Issues:
Complete recording:
9. LP Eterna 820 625-627 (3 LP)
10. LP Calig CAL 30 859-61 (3 LP)
Selections:
11. LP Eterna 820 628
Mvt. 1, 6, 10, 20, 29, 30, 42, 44, 49, 54, 64, 68



6

J.S. Bach: Matthäus-Passion [V-2]

 
 

Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 - Omits 19, 23, 28, 29, 38, 40, 41, 48 - 51, 55, 61, 64 - 66, 70, 75; abridges 10, 12, 34, 35, 37, 39, 52, 54, 59, 63, 67, 73, 76, 78

Bruno Kittel

Bruno-Kittel-Chor & Ein Knabenchor / Berliner Philharmoniker

Tenor [Evangelist, Arias]: Walther Ludwig; Bass-Baritone [Jesus]: Hans-Hermann Nissen; Soprano [1st & 2nd Magd, Arias]: Tilla Briem; Alto [Arias]: Gusta Hammer; Bass [Judas, Petrus, Pilatus, Hoherepriester, Arias]: Fred Drissen

Polydor / Grammophon / Deutsche Grammophon 67951/67968
Gebhardt JGCD-0053/2

Aug 24, 26, 28-29 + 31 & Sep 1, 1942

18 x 78 rpm
2-CD / TT: 132:59

Recorded in Berlin, Germany.
2nd recording of Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 by B. Kittel.
Polydor / Grammophon Deutsche Grammophon 67951/67968 (19 x 78 rpm; 37 sides) have all the same cat. nos.: 67951 [mx. gs 1925 gs IX, gs 1926 gs IX], 67952 [mx. gs 1909 gs IX, gs 1914 gs IX], 67953 [mx. gs 1915 gs IX, gs 1922 gs IX], 67954 [mx. gs 1913 gs IX, gs 1929 gs IX], 67955 [mx. gs 1912 gs IX, gs 1921 gs IX], 67956 [mx. gs 1934 gs IX, gs 1937 gs IX], 67957 [mx. gs 1910 gs IX, gs 1938 gs IX], 67958 [mx. gs 1916 gs IX, gs 1917 gs IX], 67959 [mx. gs 1930 gs IX, gs 1931 gs IX], 67960 [mx. gs 1908 gs IX, gs 1939 gs IX], 67961 [mx. gs 1928 gs IX, gs 1932 gs IX], 67962 [mx. gs 1935 gs IX, gs 1936 gs IX], 67963 [mx. gs 1923 gs IX, gs 1927 gs IX], 67964 [mx. gs 1919 gs IX, gs 1924 gs IX], 67965 [mx. gs 1920 gs IX, gs 1940 gs IX], 67966 [mx. gs 1911 gs IX, gs 1933 gs IX], 67967 [mx. gs 1906 gs IX, gs 1918 gs IX], 67968 [mx. gs 1907 gs IX].
“Deutsche Grammophon Centenary Collection Vol. 1 - The Early Years 1898-1947” (Deutsche Grammophon 459065-2, 5-CD) includes the Chorus Wir setzen uns mit Tränen nieder [7:41].
”J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion (Excerpts); Mozart: Requiem” (Philips SGR-6011, 3-CD, issued in Japan) includes excerpts.
“Centenary Collection 1941: Bruno Kittel / Mozart: Requiem” (Deutsche Grammophon 459004-2, CD, TT: 69 min) includes the closing chorus..
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7

J.S. Bach: Trauerode, BWV 198 [V-1]
Margrete Klose in Oper und Konzert
[V-1]


Excerpts from Matthäus-Passion BWV 244:
1. Aria for Alto Buß und Reu' knirscht das Sünderberz entzwei (Mvt. 6) [5:18]
2. Aria for Soprano Blute nur, du liebes (Mvt. 8) [5:07]
3. Aria for Tenor & Chorus Ich will bei meinem Jesu wachen (Mvt. 20) [5:39]
4. Aria for Bass Gebt mir meinen Jesum wieder! (Mvt. 42) [3:17]
5. Chorale Wenn ich einmal soll scheiden (Mvt. 62)
6. Recitative for Tenor Und siehe da, der Vorhang im Tempel zerri (Mvt. 63a) [1:31]
7. Chorus Wahrlich, dieser ist Gottes Sohn gewesen (Mvt. 63b) [0:20]
8. Chorus Wir setzen uns mit Tränen nieder (Mvt. 68) [8:10]
9. Aria for Alto Erbarme Dich, mein Gott (Mvt. 39) []
10. Arioso: Ach Golgatha (Mvt. 59) []

Clemens Krauss

Wiener Philharmoniker

Soprano: Trude Eipperle; Contralto: Margarete Klose; Tenor: Julius Patzak; Bass: Ludwig Weber

Archipel ARPCD-0252
STH-1203

Apr 3, 1944

CD / TT: 74:05
2-CD / TT:

Recorded in Vienna, Austria. Most probably from a complete recording.
Archipel CD includes: 1-8. Other work: Cantata BWV 198 conducted by H. Scherchen.
STH 2-CD includes: 1, 9-10.
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8

J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion (Part I)
Bach: Matthaeus Passion (Part One)

 

Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 - Part One Only; abridges Nos. 10, 12, 19, and 29

Bruno Walter

The Westminster Choir & Junior Choirs of the Pius X of Liturgical Music / New York Philharmonic Orchestra

Tenor [Evangelist]: Walter Hain; Bass [Jesus]: Lorenzo Alvary; Soprano: Nadine Conner; Alto: Jean Watson; Baritone: Mack Harrell; Baritone: Herbert Janssen

Bruno Walter Society / Minerva / Phonographe

1943 or Apr 1, 1945

CD / TT: 78:34

Recorded live in New York, NY, USA.
See: Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 - conducted by Bruno Walter
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9

J.S. Bach: Matthew Passion BWV 244

Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 - Sung in English, as translated and adapted by the Rev. Dr. Troutbeck
The opening chorus and many other parts are omitted.
Part one / CD one: nrs 2,3,6-9,11,15,17,18,22,24-28, 30-23
Part two / CD two: nrs: 42-47,49,50,52-57,59,60,62-64,67,69,71-74,77,78

Leopold Stokowski

Greater Los Angeles Chorus (Chorus Master: J. Arthur Lewis) / Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra

Soprano: Olive mae Beach; Contralto: Clemence Gifford; Tenor: Joseph Sullivan; Bass: Tudor Williams; Baritone: Leopold Wintner

?

Aug 29, 1946

2-CD / TT: 95:14

Recorded live at Hollywood Bowl, California USA. It’s a radiobroadcast for the armed forces.

10

J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion · G. Pergolesi: Stabat Mater

 

Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 - Revised by Elgar & Atkins; Sung in English, and the translation was done by Troutbeck & Johnson. Omits Nos. 11, 21, 65, 66; Abridged Nos. 10, 12

Reginald Jacques

The Bach Choir / The Jacques Orchestra

Soprano: Elsie Suddaby; Contralto: Kathleen Ferrier; Tenor: Eric Greene; Bass [Jesus]: Henry Cummings; Bass [Arias]: William Parsons; Bass [Judas, Peter]: Gordon Clinton

Richmond / Decca / Dutton / Membran

Jun, Aug 1947

3-CD / TT: 175:09

A CD transfer from this recording includes 15 Arias & Choruses. From the liner notes to the CD edition on Membran: This production is made up of a 'Highlights' recording from 1947 supplemented by 1948 recordings of several of the missing numbers. Why these original recordings did not lead to a complete recording (the bass aria 'come, healing fross', for example, is still missing) is not known today." Recorded at Kingsway Hall, London, England.
See: Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 - conducted by Reginald Jacques
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11

J.S. Bach: Matthaus Passion [V-2]

 
 

Matthäus-Passion BWV 244

Fritz Lehmann

Großer Chor des Berliner Rundfunks & the Boys’ Chor der St. Hedwigs-Kathedrale Berlin / Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin

Tenor [Evangelist, Arias]: Helmut Krebs; Baritone [Jesus]: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau; Soprano: Elfriede Trötschel; Alto: Diana Eustrati; Bass [Arias]: Friedrich Härtel
Silvia Kind (Harpsichord); P. Hoffman (Organ)

Vox DLP-6070
Pantheon ALB-2
Music & Arts CD-1091
Dante LYS-619-621
Documents 231135

Apr 9-10, 1949 (Easter)

4-LP / TT:
4-LP / TT: 200:31
3-CD / TT: 199:21
3-CD / TT: 196:13
3-CD / TT:

Recorded live at Haus des Rundfunks (Masurenallee Saal 1), Berlin, Germany by Rundfunk der DDR. Recording enginner: Siegfried Mitlacherin.
See: Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 - conducted by Fritz Lehmann
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Complete Recordings 1950-1959 >

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (December 2000 - March 2013)
Thanks to contributors: Yoël L. Arbeitman (May 2010), Francisco Billeke (March 2013), René de Cocq (October 2001), Willem van Erk (March 2006, June 2006, December 2006), Ronni Eshed (March 2010), Matthias Hansen (September 2009), Dr. Gert den Hartogh (August 2006), Jos Hoogenbosch
, Manfred Krugmann (June 2012), Riccardo Nughes (September 2001, Philip Peters, Eric Spicer, August 2004), Teri Noel Towe (December 2001, April-May 2007)

Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: Details
Recordings: 1900-1949 | 1950-1959 | 1960-1969 | 1970-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-2009 | 2010-2019 | Individual Movements
General Discussions:
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 | BWV 244a | BWV 244b
Systemetic Discussions:
Part 1: Mvts. 1-8 | Part 2: Mvts. 9-20 | Part 3: Mvts. 21-29 | Part 4: Mvts. 30-40 | Part 5: Mvts. 41-50 | Part 6: Mvts. 51-57 | Part 7: Mvts. 58-63b | Part 8: Mvts. 63c-68 | Part 9: Role of the Evangelist
Individual Recordings:
BWV 244 - L. Bernstein | BWV 244 - G.C. Biller | BWV 244 - F. Brüggen | BWV 244 - J. Butt | BWV 244 - R. Chailly | BWV 244 - S. Cleobury | BWV 244 - J. Daus | BWV 244 - D. Fasolis | BWV 244 - W. Furtwängler | BWV 244 - J.E. Gardiner | BWV 244 - W. Gönnenwein | BWV 244 - P. Goodwin | BWV 244 - E.z. Guttenberg | BWV 244 - N. Harnoncourt | BWV 244 - P. Herreweghe | BWV 244 - R. Jacques | BWV 244 - H.v. Karajan | BWV 244 - O. Klemperer | BWV 244 - T. Koopman | BWV 244 - S. Koussevitzky | BWV 244 - S. Kuijken | BWV 244 - F. Lehmann | BWV 244 - G. Leonhardt | BWV 244 - P.J. Leusink | BWV 244 - E.&R. Mauersberger | BWV 244 - H. Max | BWV 244 - P. McCreesh | BWV 244 - W. Mengelberg | BWV 244 - K. Münchinger | BWV 244 - R. Norrington | BWV 244 - G. Oberfrank | BWV 244 - S. Ozawa | BWV 244 - A. Parrott | BWV 244 - G. Ramin | BWV 244 - S. Rattlr | BWV 244 - K. Richter | BWV 244 - H. Rilling | BWV 244 - H.J. Rotzsch | BWV 244 - H. Scherchen | BWV 244 - G. Solti | BWV 244 - C. Spering | BWV 244 - M. Suzuki | BWV 244 - J.v. Veldhoven | BWV 244 - B. Walter | BWV 244 - F. Werner | BWV 244 - M. Wöldike
Articles:
Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244 [T.N. Towe] | Two Easter St. Matthew Passions (Plus One) [U. Golomb] | St. Matthew Passion from Harnoncourt [D. Satz] | The Passion according to Saint Matthew BWV 244 [J. Rifkin] | The Relationship between BWV 244a (Trauermusik) and BWV 244b (SMP Frühfassung) [T. Braatz] | Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 - Early History (A Selective, Annotated Bibliography) [W. Hoffman] | Spiritual Sources of Bach's St. Matthew Passion [W. Hoffman] | Bach and the "Great Passion" [D.G. Lebut Jr.] | The Genesis of Bach's `Great Passion': 1724-29 [W. Hoffman] | Early Performances of Bach's SMP [T. Braatz]

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

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