HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Archiv) Johann Sebastian Bach – Matthäus-Passion (Richter)

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All thanks for this masterwork go to Jean-Luc
Karl Richter’s performance makes the text real for me. If I’m going to spend 3.5 hours listening to the central message of Christianity then I want it done by people who at least give the impression of meaning what they sing. Karl Richter & Co. make me believe they believe what they sing by the reverence with which they convey the meaning of the text….

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Münchener Bach-Chor, Regensburger Domspatzen,
Janet Baker, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Edith Mathis, Matti Salminen, Peter Schreier
Orchestra: Münchener Bach-Orchester
Conductor: Karl Richter
Vinyl 1980
Number of discs: 4
Format: Flac
Label: Archiv
DR-Analysis:
DR 14
Size: 4.08 GB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Archiv) Johann Sebastian Bach – Johannes-Passion (Richter)

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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
Vinyl 1964
Number of discs: 3
Format: Flac
Label: Archiv
DR-Analysis:
DR 14
Size: 3.1 GB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Philips) Johann Sebastian Bach – Matthäus-Passion (Jochum)

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Jochum’s performance of this masterwork is, ihmo, one of the best you can get.
Bach’s St Matthew Passion is a sacred drama on an unprecedented scale. He created it as an integral part of the Good Friday Vespers in the strict Lutheran stronghold of Leipzig where it was first performed, perhaps as early as 1727. At their most fundamental, the disparate elements comprising Bach’s St Matthew Passion can be placed under distinct headings: the narrative element in which the Evangelist (tenor) and Christ (baritone) play the central role; a lyrical and contemplative element provided by the arias; a meditative and communal element provided by the chorales, the traditional hymn-tunes of Bach’s time; and the choruses which comment on events taking place emphasizing their significance with immense, at times almost overwhelming, power. The interdependence of these diverse components is only fully realized in a performance which comprehends Bach’s vast tableau in its entirety.

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:
Niederländischer Rundfunkchor, Knabenchor Der St. Willibrords-Kirche Amsterdam, Marga Höffgen, Walter Berry, Franz Crass, Leo Ketelaars, John Van Kesteren, Agnes Giebel, Ernst Haefliger
Orchestra: Concertgebouw Orchester Amsterdam
Conductor: Eugen Jochum
Vinyl 1965
Number of discs: 4
Format: Flac
Label: Philips
DR-Analysis:
DR 15
Size: 3.99 GB
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Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Archiv) Johann Sebastian Bach – Harpsichord Concerti BWV 1055, 1056, 1057, 1058 (Trevor Pinnock)

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Such classic 80’s recordings like this just don’t go out of style for the classical music lover. Masterful compositions from a truly towering composer and performed with equisite period artistry make this still a highly desirable recording. The vibrant and enthusiastic moods Pinnock and the English Concert produce would probably make Bach quite proud. The sound quality is extremely clear, bright and bold.

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra: English Concert
Conductor: Simon Standage
Vinyl (1981)
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Archiv
DR-Analysis:
DR 14
Size: 1.15 GB
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Server: FF

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Audiophile HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Archiv) Johann Sebastian Bach – Harpsichord Concerti BWV 1052, 1053, 1054 (Trevor Pinnock)

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All thanks for this beauty go to Mats
Such classic 80’s recordings like this just don’t go out of style for the classical music lover. Masterful compositions from a truly towering composer and performed with equisite period artistry make this still a highly desirable recording. The vibrant and enthusiastic moods Pinnock and the English Concert produce would probably make Bach quite proud. The sound quality is extremely clear, bright and bold.

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Trevor Pinnock
OrchestraEnglish Concert
Conductor: Simon Standage
Vinyl (1981)
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Archiv
DR-Analysis:
DR 14
Size: 1.27 GB
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Server: FF

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Archiv) Johann Sebastian Bach – Cantata BWV 78 & Magnificat BWV 243 (Karl Richter)

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Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Hertha Töpper, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Maria Stader, Ernst Haefliger
OrchestraMünchener Bach-Orchester
Conductor: Karl Richter
Vinyl (1961)
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Archiv
DR-Analysis:
DR 11
Size: 1.15 GB
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Server: FF

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Telefunken) Johann Sebastian Bach – Three Sonatas For Flute And Cembalo (Nicolet, Richter)

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Thank you very much Jean-Luc

If you’ve wandered here, you’re an Aurèle Nicolet fan. You can’t get enough of his recordings, think his playing has a unique beauty, and are thrilled to find out about the existence of this recording, but also frustrated to contemplate the fact that you will probably never find a copy for yourself. BWV 1020 is only hardly to find because the origin of J.S. Bach is questionable. Nice, that this recording still exists!

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Aurèle Nicolet, Karl Richter
Vinyl (1963)
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Telefunken
DR-Analysis:
DR 11
Size: 875 MB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Archiv) Johann Sebastian Bach – Three Motets (Regensburger Domspatzen)

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Many thanks to our friend Lemarquis for the sparrows
The Regensburger Domspatzen (Regensburg Cathedral Choir) is the official choir for the liturgical music at St Peter’s Cathedral in Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany. The choir consists of boys and young men only. The Domspatzen, literally “Cathedral Sparrows”, trace their origins back to the year 975 when bishop Wolfgang of Regensburg founded a cathedral school that – among other things – instructed boys to sing in the liturgy. The choir has seen various ups and downs during its more than 1,000-year history. In the 20th century, however, the Domspatzen became world-famous, especially through the achievement of the two directors who were to shape them over the course of 70 years: Theobald Schrems and Georg Ratzinger (brother of Pope Benedict XVI).

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Regensburger Domspatzen
Conductor: Hanns-Martin Schneidt
Vinyl (1977)
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Archiv
DR-Analysis:
DR 15
Size: 1.03 GB
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG Archiv) Johann Sebastian Bach – Orchestral Works (Karl Richter)

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Richter was considered to be somewhat of an old-school romantic by the auntentic instrumentation crowd back in the 70s and 80s. I thought similarly at the time, and even felt a little guilty for liking these recordings as much as I did. Now older (and presumably a little wiser), I’ve decided that Richter was, in many respects, ahead of his time. Richter’s tempos are mostly lively when compared to other Bach specialists of his generation. Some critics have complained of a certain rhythmic squareness and rigidity of phrasing in Richter’s performances, but to my ears those liabilities are more the exception than the rule. Usually, Richter is alive to the complexities and tensions in Bach’s music that rule out reductionistic interpretation.

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra: Münchner Bach-Orchester
Conductor: Karl Richter
Vinyl (1971-72)
Number of Discs: 9
Format: Flac
Label: DGG Archiv
DR-Analysis: 12
Size: 8.34 GB
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Server: FileFactory

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (CBS) JSB – The Brandenburg Concerts (Walter/Wendy Carlos – Switched On Brandenburgs)

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No less than Glenn Gould proclaimed, “Carlos’s realization of the Fourth Brandenburg Concerto is, to put it bluntly, the finest performance of any of the Brandenburgs–live, canned, or intuited–I’ve ever heard.”
This a collection of all six of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos performed by
Wendy(Walter)Carlos on her Moog modular synthesizer. Concertos 1, 2, and 6 were recorded specifically for this album. Concertos 3, 4, and 5 had been previously released on Switched-On Bach, The Well-Tempered Synthesizer, and Switched-On Bach II respectively. The first movement of the Second Concerto had been recorded for the album By Request, released in 1975.
The Back-cover has a mis-print: The last Concerto is listed twice.

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Wendy Carlos
Vinyl (1980)
Number of Discs: 2
Format: Flac
Label: CBS
DR-Analysis: 12
Size: 2.17 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FileFactory

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