J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Famous Cantatas

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Karl Richter
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Munchener Bach-Chor & Bach-Orchester
Soloists:Stader, Mathis, Schreier, Fischer-Dieskau
Individual Works:Cantatas
BWV 51
BWV 56
BWV 140
BWV 147
BWV 202
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Deutsche Grammophon
Catalog Number:453094-2
Year Released/Recorded:1959 1964 1969 1970 1979
Total Playing Time:160 min.
Comments:Yigal N. Amir said:

A collection of Bach's famous cantatas. The singing is extraordinarily vivid, especially that of Fischer-Dieskau. Although the performance does not suit today's trend of 'authentic' instrumentation, it has some unusual power.
As a whole, I recommend this DG Duo warmly. For BWV 51, I'd go for Gardiner's version with Philips (can't beat Emma Kirkby...).

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Yigal N. Amir
Date First Submitted:09/19/1999