J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings


Main Performer
or Conductor:
Günther Ramin
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Thomaner Chor and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Soloists:Agnes Giebel, Sopran
Annegret Haeussler, Alt
Gert Lutze, Tenor
Johannes Oettel, Tenor
Karl Richter, Harpsichord
Hans Kõstner, Orgel
Individual Works:27 Cantatas of J.S. Bach
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Berlin Classics
Catalog Number:8212491002
Year Released/Recorded:1950
Total Playing Time:9 CD`s !
Comments:Dr. Ludger Beyerle said:

THE historical document! Guenther Ramin is one of the successors of J.S.Bach as Thomas - Cantor. The Thomaner-Chor was Bach`s own chorus in Leipzig/Germany. These recordings have THE spirit of J.S. Bach. You hear the genius loci as You may never have heard it before. The technic of the 1950er years is, monaural and ADD.( The modern DDD-technic alone doesn`t make a better music!) the price is about 60 USD for the 9 CD`s.

Sorry for the repetition: These belong to the best cantata-recordings You can buy. In my collection I`ve got a dozen of conductors and recordings of cantatas in DDD-stereo, but what I use to hear is G. Ramin.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Dr. Ludger Beyerle
Date First Submitted:10/10/1998