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Johannes-Passion BWV 245
Recordings - Part 2

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

Complete Recordings 1950-1959

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J.S. Bach: Johannes-Passion

Johannes-Passion BWV 245

Karl Ristenpart (pseudonym as Hans Burckhardt)

RIAS-Kammerchor und -orchester (pseudonym as "Bach Society of Berlin and Cathedral Choir")

Tenor [Evangelist]: Helmut Krebs; Baritone [Jesus]: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau; Soprano: Gunthild Weber; Soprano: Ina Brosow; Alto: Lotte Wolf-Matthäus; Tenor: Herbert Froitzheim; Bass: Gerhard Niese; Bass (?): Leopold Clam

Allegro Royale

Mar 23, 1950

2-LP / TT:

For many years this recording was thought to be by Hans Burckhardt (a pseudonym), "Bach Society of Berlin and Cathedral Choir" and Anonymous soloists. The record company were using material which wasn't meant to be released.

4

J.S. Bach: Johannes-Passion [V-4]
J.S. Bach: Die großen geistlichen Vokalwerke / Great Religious Vocal Works [Box Set]

 
 

Johannes-Passion BWV 245 [2-CD / 121:09]

Ferdinand Grossmann

Wiener Akademie Kammerchor / Wiener Symphoniker

Tenor [Evangelist]: Ferry Gruber; Bass [Jesus, Arias]: Walter Berry; Soprano: Gisela Rathauscher; Contralto: Elfriede Hofstätter, Tenor [Arias]: Rudolf Kreuzberger; Tenor [Servant]: Fritz Uhl; Bass [Pilate]: Leo Heppe; Bass [Peter]: Harold Buchsbaum
Nikolaus Hubner (Viola da gamba); Guenter Breitenbach (Viola d'amore)
Guenther Breitenbach & Karl Troetzmueller (Viola d'amore); Nikolaus Huebner (Viola da gamba), Bruno Seidlhofer (Harpsichord); Karl Wolleituer (organ)

Polydor PL-6550 (1950)
Vox PL-6553 (1953)
Vox 202 (1960)
Vox SVBX-5202.
Sine Qua Non SQN-150 (1974)
Bearac Reissues BRC-2016
Doc

Jul 16-18, 1950

3-LP / TT:
2-CD / TT: 121:09
10-CD / TT:

Recorded at Symphonia Studio, Vienna, Austria.
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2-CD: Bearac Reissues

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J.S. Bach: Passion according to John [V-2]

 

Johannes-Passion BWV 245

Thomas Dunn

Swarthmore College Chorus and Orchestra

Vocal soloists: unknown

Swarthmore, PA: A WSRN recording

1950

LP / TT:

Recorded at Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA.
1st recording of Johannes-Passion BWV 245 by T. Dunn.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

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J.S. Bach: Johannes-Passion
 

Johannes-Passion BWV 245 - Abridged

Gottfried Preinfalk

Austrian Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

Soprano: Herta Seidl; Alto: Hilde Rössel-Majdan; Tenor: Erich Majkut; Bass: Otto Wiener; Bass: Walter Berry

Remington

1952

LP / TT:

 

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Bach Made in Germany Vol. I/10 - Johannes-Passion
Bach: Johannes-Passion

 

Johannes-Passion BWV 245

Günther Ramin

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Tenor [Evangelist & arias]: Ernst Haefliger; Bass [Jesus]: Franz Kelch; Soprano [Maid & arias]: Agnes Giebel; Alto [arias]: Marga Höffgen; Bass [Peter, Pilate & Arias]: Hans-Olaf Hudemann

Berlin Classics / Leipzig Classics

Oct 18-23, 1954

2-CD / TT: 130:20

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Germany.
1st recording of Johannes-Passion BWV 245 by G. Ramin.
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Other issues:
Complete recording:
7. LP Eterna 820 012-014 (3 LP) (old & new variant covers)
8. LP Archiv Produktion 501-503 APEK (3 LP, the very earliest with extremely rare 3 digit numbering)
Selections:
9. LP Eterna 820 311 (old & new variant covers
Chöre und Arien aus der Johannespassion
Mvt. 1, 3, 9, 11, 13, 15, 19, 22, 23a-g, 26, 27a-b, 30, 39, 40
10. LP Eterna 820 390
Mvt. 12a-c, 13, 14, 24, 34, 35, 40 (+ BWV 244, see above)
11. EP Eterna 520 113
Mvt. 30, 40 (+ Christmas songs)
12. EP Eterna 520 122
Mvt. 30, 40
13. EP Eterna 520 123
Mvt. 12a-c, 13, 14, 35


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J,S, Bach: Johannes-Passion BWV 245 (St. John Passion)

Johannes-Passion BWV 245

Fritz Lehmann

Wiener Singakademie (Chorus Master: Hans Gillesberger) / Wiener Symphoniker

Soprano: Uta Graf; Alto: Marga Höffgen; Tenor: Julius Patzak; Bass: Gérard Souzay; Bass: Walter Berry

M+A

Apr 6, 1955

2-CD / TT:

Recorded live at the Grossen Konzerthaussaal, Vienna, Austria.

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J.S. Bach: Twenty-one solo and choral excerpts from the John Passion

 

Johannes-Passion BWV 245 - 21 solo and choral excerpts

Günther Ramin

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Agnes Giebel; Alto: Marga Höffgen; Tenor: Ernst Haefliger; Bass: Hans-Olaf Hudemann

Schola Antiqua GR-5

1955

CD / TT:

Recorded live.
2nd recording of Johannes-Passion BWV 245 by G. Ramin.
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CD: Schola Antiqua

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J.S. Bach: Johannes-Passion [Unreleased]

 

Johannes-Passion BWV 245

Theodor Egel

Freiburger Bachchor / Südwestfunk-Orchester Baden-Baden

Tenor [Evangelist]: Fritz Wunderlich; Bass [Jesus]: Horst Günther; Soprano: Agnes Giebel; Contralto: Marga Höffgen; Tenor: Hans-Joachim Rotzsch; Bass: Heinz Rehfuss

?

Feb 23, 1958

? / TT:

SDR live recording, recorded at Stadthalle Freiburg/Breisgau. Not yet released.
Source: Fritz Wunderlich - The Great German Tenor: Discography

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Bach: The Passion According to St. John

Johannes-Passion BWV 245

David Randolph

The Masterwork Chorus & Orchestra

Tenor [Evangelist, Arias]: Walter Blazer; Bass-Baritone [Jesus, Pilate, Arias]: Gordon Myers; Soprano: Selma Kern; Contralto: Violet Serwin; Soprano [Maid]: Jeanette Scrable; Bass [Peter]: Douglas Badcley

Academy Recording Associates

Jun 6-7, 1958

3-LP / TT:

Recorded in Morristown, New Jersey, USA. "Semi-private" recording.

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J.S. Bach: Johannes-Passion

Johannes-Passion BWV 245

Kurt Thomas

Kantorei der Dreikönigskirche Frankfurt / Collegium Musicum Wilhelm Isselmann

Soprano: Gunthild Weber; Contralto: Sibylla Plate; Tenor: Herbert Hess; Bass: Paul Gümmer

L'Oiseau-Lyre

Late 1950's ?

3-LP / TT:

 

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J.S. Passion according to St. John

 

Johannes-Passion BWV 245

Klaus Liepmann

MIT Choral Society

Soprano: Helen Boatwright; Contralto: Margaret Tobias; Tenor: Donald Sullivan; Bass: Paul Matthen

Music at M.I.T.

1950's ?

2-LP / TT:

 

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Complete Recordings 1960-1969 >

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (December 2000 - July 2013)
Thanks to contributors: Yoël L. Arbeitman (August 2006), John Grayovski (October 2006), Michael Grover, Matthias Hansen (September 2009), Riccardo Nughes (August 2001), Teri Noel Towe (December 2001, May 2007), Roland Wörner (July 2002), Brad (April 2005)

Johannes-Passion BWV 245: Details
Recordings:
1900-1949 | 1950-1959 | 1960-1969 | 1970-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-2009 | 2010-2019 | Sung in English | Individual Movements
General Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6
Systematic Discussions:
Part 1: Mvts. 1-7 | Part 2: Mvts. 6-14 | Part 3: Mvts. 15-20 | Part 4: Mvts. 21-26 | Part 5: Mvts. 27-32 | Part 6: Mvts. 36-40 | Part 7: Summary
Individual Recordings:
BWV 245 - F. Brüggen | BWV 245 - S. Cleobury | BWV 245 - P. Dombrecht | BWV 245 - D, Fasolis | BWV 245 - J.E. Gardiner | BWV 245 - E.z. Guttenberg | BWV 245 - N. Harnoncourt-H. Gillesberger | BWV 245 - P. Herreweghe | BWV 245 - E. Higginbottom | BWV 245 - E. Jochum | BWV 245 - E. Kleiber | BWV 245 - P.J. Leusink | BWV 245 - H. Max | BWV 245 - P. McCreesh | BWV 245 - H. Münch | BWV 245 - P. Neumann | BWV 245 - A. Parrott | BWV 245 - P. Pickett | BWV 245 - K. Richter | BWV 245 - H. Rilling | BWV 245 - P. Schreier | BWV 245 - R. Shaw | BWV 245 - K. Slowik | BWV 245 - M. Suzuki | BWV 245 - J.v. Veldhoven
Articles:
Saint John Passion, BWV 245 [T.N. Towe] | The Passion of Saint John, BWV 245 [M. Steinberg] | St. John Passion [A. Wong & N. Proctor] | The St. John Passion on stage [U. Golomb] | Literary Origins of Bach’s St. John Passion: 1704-1717 [W. Hoffman] | Bach’s Passion Pursuit [W. Hoffman]

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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