J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Cantatas: 137, 79, 140

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Karl Richter
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Munich State Opera Orchestra
Individual Works:BWV 137: Loben der Herren
BWV 140: Wachet Auf
BWV 79: Gott ist mein Sohn und Schield
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Teldec
Year Released/Recorded:1956
Total Playing Time:60 minutes
Comments:Ko Unoki said:

Although Teldec had recently re-issued a whole set of recordings of Bach cantatas made by Karl Richter, strangely enough, BWV 137, 140, 78 have not seen the light yet on CD's. It's a shame as some of these performances are absolutely electrifying and capture the essence of the young Richter's growing awareness of the essence of Bach's music.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Ko Unoki
Date First Submitted:06/19/2001