J.S. Bach

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Magnificat in D major

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Karl Richter
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Muenchener Bach Orchester und Chor
Soloists:Maria Stader, Sopran/soprano
Hertha Töpper, Alt/cotralto
Ernst Haefliger, Tenor/tenore
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Bass/basse/basso
Individual Works:Magnificat in D major, BWV 243
Cantatas : Crhisten, õtzet diesen Tag, BWV 63
Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen, BWV 65
Record Label:Deutsche Grammophon
Catalog Number:439 489-2 g cl classikon
Year Released/Recorded:1962/1968/1972
Total Playing Time:75´ 33 min.
Comments:A very good performance, pure, with sense and sensibility I began to cry like a childrend when Hertha Töpper and Haefliger sang " Et misericordia ". Fecit potentiam is really descriptive of God´s force. I want to say more things, but i dont speak english very well and I dont have words to describethis really good performance of one best work of the master.

Vlad Jockovic said:

Of all the different recordings of the Magnificant, Richter's recording is superb, his interpretation and timing of orchestra and chours is very methodical, especially in the first movement with the trumpets having a very viacarious and somewhat indepedant role from the orchestra, Richter's power with this instrument brings the magificant to a level I feel Bach himself would have wholeheartidly agreed with.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Eduardo Andres Harcha Chaer
  • Vlad Jockovic
Date First Submitted:05/31/1996