Bach, Johannespassion (St. John's Passion), BWV 245

Over the course of his long career as conductor, organist and
harpsichordist, Karl Richter (1926-1981) became synonymous with Bach. He
founded the Munich Bach Choir and the Munich Bach Orchestra, and helped
trigger the Bach revival in the 1950s. He recorded all the major choral and
orchestral works of Bach, including more than 100 cantatas. Although
Richter saw several dramatic shifts in Baroque performance practice during
his lifetime, he remained true to his own style, which was considered
revolutionary in the 1950s and 60s. This was a "de-romanticized" Bach which
featured a reduced body of performers more in keeping with the composer's
original forces. Richter's style also accented a cool, brisk, almost
abstract attitude toward the music. Our recording with the Munich Bach
Choir and Orchestra features such world-renowned soloists as Helen Donath,
Julia Hamari, Peter Schreier and Horst Laubenthal.

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Title: Bach, Johannespassion (St. John's Passion), BWV 245
Conductor: Karl Richter
Soloist: Ernst Gerold Schramm, Helen Donath, Horst Laubenthal, Julia Hamari, Peter Schreier
Orchestra: M√ľnchner Bach-Orchester
Chorus: M√ľnchner Bach-Chor
Video Director: Arne Arnbom
Genre: Concert
Length: 130 minutes
Cat.No.: A05004487
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