All thanks for this masterwork go to Jean-Luc
Karl Richter and Bach are like a close encounter. Very easy to notice the perfect match between the composer and de conductor. Splendorous orcherstra and singer. Maria Stader who is radiant. 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.
Some of his performances have never been bettered.
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Münchener Bach-Chor, Maria Stader
Orchestra: Münchener Bach-Orchester
Conductor: Karl Richter
Number of discs: 1
DR-Analysis: DR 10
Size: 485 MB