Karl Richter’s recordings of Bach’s orchestral and sacred music influenced an entire generation of musicians and listeners, presenting the conductor’s unique sound and style. When Richter recorded Bach’s works, he freed them from a ponderous tradition that had mired the music in romantic sounds and idiom. Richter lightened Bach’s music, and, with an orchestra of outstanding musicians, helped bring it toward the more modern interpretations that listeners have become familiar with today. This is still a bit far from the historically-informed performances that are pretty much the norm, but there is a unity and natural originality that comes through the music in these recordings.
Wonderful collection of Karl Richter, both as a keyboardist (harpsichord and organ), as well as conductor (the Munich Bach Choir and Orchestra). One of the great Bach interpreters of all time!
Karl Richter leads a star line-up of soloists including Gundula Janowitz and Hermann Prey in Bach's enduring В minor Mass, a majestic work that showcases Bach's supreme craftsmanship and skill as a choral composer.
As one of the 20th century's most acclaimed Bach interpreters, Karl Richter devotes his expertise to this monumental epic of Christ's final hours, tapping the power of Bach's rich choral writing for a rendering of startling immediacy - for the first time on DVD.
Legendary Bach interpreter Karl Richter leads his Münchener Bach-Orchester and choir in a double-DVD version of J. S. Bach's grandest sacred work, a riveting chronicle of the Last Supper and Christ's final hours, with the Gospel text sung by Peter Schreier as the Evangelist.
Aurele Nicolet is a Swiss flutist whose recordings of Bach and Mozart have received considerable critical acclaim. A remarkable stylist, Nicolet has been praised for meticulously nuanced and elegant playing. Having established himself as a pre-eminent performer of Bach and Mozart, Nicolet dedicated himself to contemporary music, playing works that prominent composers – including Klaus Huber, Toru Takemitsu, György Ligeti, Edison Denisov, and Heinz Holliger – had dedicated to him…
4th recording of Goldberg Variations by Karl Richter.
The best of KR's Goldberg recordings. Great sound quality, and the playing is magnificent. Here, Karl Richter takes all the repeats.
In addition to the 75 J.S.Bach's Cantatas by Munchener Bach-Chor & Munchener Bach-Orchester conducted by Karl Richter.
The BWV 127 cantata was not included in the "75 Cantatas" set.