All thanks for this masterwork go to Jean-Luc In his day, Karl Richter was considered a Bach “specialist.” We accord that title nowadays, if at all, to purveyors of period performance practice–and rightly so. But there’s something to be gained by appreciating earlier conceptions of how this music should go. If you favor a more “traditional” approach to Bach’s sacred music, featuring a large chorus, modern instruments and “operatic”-style singers, then you can’t do better than Richter’s 1964 account of the St. John Passion.
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Münchener Bach-Chor, Regensburger Domspatzen, Ernst Häfliger, Hertha Töpper, Hermann Prey, Evelyn Lear Orchestra: Münchener Bach-Orchester
Conductor: Karl Richter
Number of discs: 3
DR-Analysis: DR 14 Size: 3.1 GB