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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


Johannes-Passion BWV 245
Discography - Part 3

Complete Recordings 1960-1969

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Complete Recordings 1970-1979 >


15

J.S. Bach: Johannes-Passion [V-6]

 

Johannes-Passion BWV 245

Eugen Jochum

Bayerischer Rundfunk Symphonieorchester & Chor (Chorus Master: Kurt Prestel)

Soprano: Elisabeth Grümmer; Tenor: Peter Pears; Contralto: Marga Höffgen; Tenor: John van Kesteren; Bass: Kieth Engen; Baritone: Hans Hotter

Golden Melodram 40076
Andromede 490807

Apr 1, 1960

2-CD / TT: 130:01

Recorded at Münchener Residenz, Munich, Germany.
1st recording of Johannes-Passion BWV 245 by E. Jochum.
See: Johannes-Passion BWV 245 - conducted By Eugen Jochum
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16

J.S. Bach: La Passion Selon Saint-Jean
Bach: Johannes-Passion BWV 245
Bach Choral Works: Volume 3


Johannes-Passion BWV 245

Fritz Werner

Heinrich Schütz-Chor Heilbronn / Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra

Tenor [Evangelist, Arias]: Helmut Krebs, Bass [Jesus]: Franz Kelch, Soprano: Friederike Sailer; Alto: Marga Höffgen; Bass: Hermann Werdermann

Erato

Oct 1960

2-CD / TT: 124:10

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 17

Bach: Johannes-Passion [V-3]

 

Johannes-Passion BWV 245

Karl Forster

Chor der St. Hedwigs-Kathedrale Berlin / Berliner Symphoniker

Tenor [Evangelist]: Fritz Wunderlich; Bass [Jesus]: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau; Soprano [Arias]: Elisabeth Grümmer; Contralto [Arias]: Christa Ludwig, Tenor [Arias]: Josef Traxel; Bass [Pilatus & Petrus, Arias]: Karl-Christian Kohn; Soprano [Maid]: Lisa Otto; Tenor [Servant]: Horst Schafertöns

EMI Classics

Jun 7, 12, 24 & 25, 1961; Oct 1961

2-CD / TT: 122:03

Recorded at Grunewaldkirche, Berlin, Germany.
Listen on YouTube [121:59]: Part 1 [40:11] | Part 2 [81:48]
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18

Bach: Johannes-Passion [V-1]
J.S. Bach: Johannes-Passion
[V-1]

 

Johannes-Passion BWV 245

André Vandernoot

Nederlandse Bachvereniging / Bach Chorus & Orchestra of the Amsterdam Philharmonic Society

Soprano: Agnes Giebel; Alto: Wilhelmine Matthès; Tenor: Richard Lewis; Bass: Heinz Rehfuss

Tono (Zürich) / Nonesuch
Concert Hall SMS-2765
Musical Masterpiece Society MMS-2242
Musidisc Europe

Jun 1961

3-LP / TT:

Recorded in Europe.


19

Bach: St. John Passion

Johannes-Passion BWV 245

Hermann Scherchen

Wiener Akademie Kammerchor / Vienna State Opera Orchestra

Tenor [Evangelist]: John van Kesteren; Bass [Jesus]: Otto Wiener; Soprano [Arias]: Phyllis Curtin; Contralto [Arias]: Eunice Alberts; Tenor [Arias]: Waldemar Kmentt; Bass [Arias]: Frederick Guthrie; Baritone [Pilate]: David Smith; Bass [Peter]: Robert Springer; Tenor [Servant]: Franz Lukasowsky; Soprano [Maid]: Elisabeth Thomann

Westminster (J)

1961

2-CD / TT: 136:45

Recorded at Mozartsaal, Vienna, Austria.
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20

Bach: St. John Passion [V-12]

 

Johannes-Passion BWV 245

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Tenor [Evangelist, arias, Servant]: Ernst Haefliger; Baritone [Jesus]: Hermann Prey, Soprano [Arias, Maid]: Evelyn Lear; Contralto [Arias]: Hertha Töpper; Bass [Arias, Petrus, Pilatus]: Kieth Engen

Archiv Produktion

Feb-Mar 1964

2-CD / TT: 128:57

Recorded at Herkules-Saal, Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
1st recording of Johannes-Passion BWV 245 by K. Richter.
Listen on YouTube w/ music sheets [128:21]: Part 1 [63:15] | Part 2 [65:06]
See: Johannes-Passion BWV 245 - conducted By Karl Richter
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21

J.S. Bach: Johannes-Passion [V-12]

 

Johannes-Passion BWV 245

Nikolaus Harnoncourt / Hans Gillesberger

Wiener Sängerknaben & Chorus Viennensis / Concentus Musicus Wien

Tenor [Evangelist]: Kurt Equiluz; Bass [Jesus, Nos. 31, 60]: Max van Egmond; Trebles & Alto Soloists from the Wiener Sängerknaben; Bass [Pilate; No. 48]: Jacques Villisech; Tenor [Arias, Servant]: Bert van t'Hoff; Bass [Peter]: Siegfried Schneeweis

Teldec

Apr 5-23, 1965

2-CD / TT: 116:53

Recorded in Vienna, Austria.
1st recording of Johannes-Passion BWV 245 by N. Harnoncourt
See: Johannes-Passion BWV 245 - conducted By Nikolaus Harnoncourt & Hans Gillesberger
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22

J.S. Bach: Johannes-Passion

 

Johannes-Passion BWV 245

Günter Graulich

Motettenchor Stuttgart / Bach-Orchester Stuttgart

Soprano: Csilla Zentai; Alto: Glenys Loulis; Tenor: Anton Maxen; Bass: Hartmut Hein

FSM Candide

Mid 1960ís ?

2-LP / TT:

 

23

Bach: St. John Passion ∑ Wachet Auf, Ruft Uns Die Stimme [V-7]

 

Johannes-Passion BWV 245

Eugen Jochum

Nederlands Radio Koor (Chorus Master: Anton Krelage) / Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam

Tenor [Evangelist]: Ernst Haefliger; Bass [Jesus]: Walter Berry; Soprano [Arias, Ancilla]: Agnes Giebel; Contralto [Arias]: Marga Höffgen; Tenor [Arias, Servus]: Alexander Young; Bass [Arias, Petrus, Pilatus]: Franz Crass

Philips

Jun 1967

2-CD / TT: 128:19

Recorded at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Holland.
2nd recording of Johannes-Passion BWV 245 by E. Jochum.
See: Johannes-Passion BWV 245 - conducted By Eugen Jochum
Listen on YouTube: Complete Work [129:10]
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24

The passion of our Lord according to St. John CBF095-CBF097 07/23/1967 [F-095]

 

Johannes-Passion BWV 245

Sandor Salgo

Carmel Bach Festival Chorale & Chorus / Carmel Bach Festival Orchestra

Tenor [Evangelist]: James Schwabacher; Soprano: Marie Gibson; Mezzo-soprano: Shirley Love; Tenor: Henry Nason; Bass: Bruce Remsberg; Bass: Thomas Paul

Carmel Bach Festival CBF-095-097

Jul 23, 1967

3 10 1/2 in. open reel audio tapes

Recorded live at the Carmel Bach Festival, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, USA.
1st recording of Johannes-Passion BWV 245 by S. Salgo.
Source: Online Archive of California


25

The passion of our Lord according to St. John CBF123-CBF125 07/30/1967 [F-123]

 

Johannes-Passion BWV 245

Sandor Salgo

Carmel Bach Festival Chorale & Chorus / Carmel Bach Festival Orchestra

Tenor [Evangelist]: James Schwabacher; Tenor: Franz Brightbill; Tenor: Richard Robinson; Bass: Robert Bernard; Baritone: Robert Oliver; Bass: Thomas Paul
Lois Utterback (???)

Carmel Bach Festival CBF-123-125

Jul 30, 1967

3 10 1/2 in. open reel audio tapes

Recorded live at the Carmel Bach Festival, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, USA.
2nd recording of Johannes-Passion BWV 245 by S. Salgo.
Source: Online Archive of California


26

Bach: Saint John Passion

Johannes-Passion BWV 245

Eugene Ormandy

Singing City Chorale / Philadelphia Orchestra

Tenor [Evangelist]: Richard Lewis; Bass-Baritone [Jesus]: Norman Treigle; Soprano [Arias, Maid]: Judith Raskin; Contralto: Maureen Forrester; Tenor [Arias, Servant]: George Shirley; Bass [Peter, Pilate, Arias]: Thomas Paul

Columbia / Locked in the Vault Reissues

1968

2-CD / TT: 136:50

 

27

J.S. Bach: Johannes-Passion

 

Johannes-Passion BWV 245

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Soprano: Ursula Buckel; Alto: Hertha Töpper; Tenor: Ernst Haefliger; Bass: Peter van der Bilt

Melodiya

Apr 1968

3-LP / TT:

Recorded live at the Konservatorium, Moscow, Russia.
2nd recording of Johannes-Passion BWV 245 by K. Richter.
See: Johannes-Passion BWV 245 - conducted By Karl Richter


28

J.S. Bach: St. John Passion [V-1]

 

Johannes-Passion BWV 245

Karel Husa

Cornell University Glee Club & Cornell University Chorus / Cornell Symphony Orchestra

Soloists (uncredited)

Cornell University archival recording

Apr 20, 1969

3-CD / TT:

Recorded live in concert at Bailey Hall, Cornell University,. Ithaca, New York, USA.
Originally recorded on 7 in. reel-to-reel tape; transferred to CD in 1999.
Source: WorldCat Libraries & Cornell Symphony Orchestra Website

29

J.S. Bach: Johannes-Passion

Johannes-Passion BWV 245

Wolfgang Gönnenwein

Süddeutscher Madrigalchor / Consortium musicum

Tenor [Evangelist]: Theo Altmeyer; Bass [Jesus]: Franz Crass; Bass [Pontius Pilatus]: Kurt Moll; Soprano [Arias]: Elly Ameling; Contralto [Arias]: Brigitte Fassbaender; Tenor [Arias]: Kurt Equiluz; Bass [Arias]: Siegmund Nimsgern; Bass [Petrus]: Helmut Kühnle; Soprano [Maid]: Susanne Dürr; Tenor [Servant]: Martin Hermann

EMI

Oct 2-7, 1969

2-CD / TT: 129:44

Recorded at Kirche, Schwaigern, Germany.
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30

J.S. Bach: Johannes-Passion

Johannes-Passion BWV 245

Helmut Kahlhöfer

Kantorei Barmen-Gemarke / Konzertmitschnitt Klosterkirche St. Maria Magdalena, Wuppertal-Beyenburg

Tenor [Evangelist]: Frieder Lang; Bass [Christus]: Franz Gerihsen; Soprano: Ute Frühhaber; Alto: Mitsue Dihle; Bass-Baritone: Andreas Schmidt

Cantate

Mid 1960ís ?

3-LP / TT:

 

< Complete Recordings 1950-1959

Complete Recordings 1970-1979 >

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (December 2000 - November 2013)
Thanks to contributors: John Grayovski (October 2006), Michael Grover, Riccardo Nughes (August 2001, February 2008), John Simkiss (December 2008), Ivor Solomons (May 2009), Teri Noel Towe (December 2001)

Johannes-Passion BWV 245: Details
Complete Recordings: 1900-1949 | 1950-1959 | 1960-1969 | 1970-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-2009 | 2010-2019 | Complete Recordings sung in English | Recordings of Individual Movements
General Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8
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 Bachís St. John Passion: 1704-1717 [W. Hoffman] | Bachís 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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