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BACH, J.S.: Mass in B Minor, BWV 232 (Schwarzkopf, Gedda, Karajan) (1952-1953)

    
      

 

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BACH, J.S.: Mass in B Minor, BWV 232 (Schwarzkopf, Gedda, Karajan) (1952-1953)

This legendary recording of Bach’s B minor Mass was made, most unusually, in two places and with two orchestras. The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra was booked, anonymously, to record the choruses with the Choral Society of the Friends of Music,Vienna, while the reduced forces of the Philharmonia, with the section principals for instrumental solo parts, accompanied the solos and duets in London. Critical comment on this recording when it first appeared in 1954 was virtually unanimous. The Record Guide (Collins, 1955) remarked “The principal qualities of Karajan’s reading are lightness, absolute clarity of sound and rhythmic buoyancy, all of them qualities that many performances miss … Karajan, and [the] engineers, allow us to hear all the vocal and instrumental parts. Choral and solo singing are delightful”.



Disc 1

Bach, Johann Sebastian
Mass Text, lyricist(s)

  Mass in B Minor, BWV 232
1.   Play with flash player Kyrie: Kyrie eleison (Chorus) 00:12:13
2.   Play with flash player Kyrie: Christe eleison (Soprano) 00:06:00
3.   Play with flash player Kyrie: Kyrie eleison (Chorus) 00:03:12
4.   Play with flash player Gloria: Gloria in excelsis Deo (Chorus) 00:05:57
5.   Play with flash player Gloria: Laudamus te (Alto) 00:05:41
6.   Play with flash player Gloria: Gratias agimus tibi (Chorus) 00:03:57
7.   Play with flash player Gloria: Domine Deus, Rex coelestis (Soprano, Tenor) 00:06:10
8.   Play with flash player Gloria: Qui tollis peccata mundi (Chorus) 00:04:05
9.   Play with flash player Gloria: Qui sedes ad dextram Patris (Alto) 00:05:32
10.   Play with flash player Gloria: Quoniam tu solus sanctus (Bass) 00:05:24
11.   Play with flash player Gloria: Cum Sancto Spiritu (Chorus) 00:03:47
12.   Play with flash player Credo: Credo in unum Deum (Chorus) 00:02:51
13.   Play with flash player Credo: Patrem omnipotentem (Chorus) 00:02:01
14.   Play with flash player Credo: Et in unum Dominum Jesum Christum (Soprano, Alto) 00:05:15
15.   Play with flash player Credo: Et incarnatus est (Chorus) 00:04:11


Disc 2

Bach, Johann Sebastian
Mass Text, lyricist(s)

  Mass in B Minor, BWV 232
1.   Play with flash player Credo: Crucifixus etiam pro nobis (Chorus) 00:02:52
2.   Play with flash player Credo: Et resurrexit tertia die (Chorus) 00:03:53
3.   Play with flash player Credo: Et in Spiritum Sanctum (Bass) 00:06:31
4.   Play with flash player Credo: Confiteor unum baptisma (Chorus a cappella) 00:05:35
5.   Play with flash player Credo: Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum (Chorus) 00:01:59
6.   Play with flash player Sanctus: Sanctus Dominus Deus Sabaoth (Chorus) 00:06:26
7.   Play with flash player Osanna: Osanna in excelsis (Chorus) 00:02:41
8.   Play with flash player Benedictus: Benedictus qui venit (Tenor) 00:05:49
9.   Play with flash player Benedictus: Osanna in excelsis (Chorus) 00:02:41
10.   Play with flash player Agnus Dei: Agnus Dei (Alto) 00:07:02
11.   Play with flash player Agnus Dei: Dona nobis pacem (Chorus) 00:04:07
12.   Play with flash player Mass in B Minor, BWV 232: Gloria: Laudamus te 00:04:49
13.   Play with flash player Mass in B Minor, BWV 232: Credo: Et in unum Dominum Jesum Christum 00:04:48
14.   Play with flash player Mass in B Minor, BWV 232: Credo: Et in Spiritum Sanctum 00:06:21
15.   Play with flash player Mass in B Minor, BWV 232: Benedictus: Benedictus qui venit 00:06:05
16.   Play with flash player Mass in B Minor, BWV 232: Agnus Dei: Agnus Dei 00:05:48

Total Playing Time: 02:33:43






Composer(s):
Bach, Johann Sebastian

Lyricist(s):
Mass Text

Conductor(s):
Boult, Adrian; Bret, Gustave; Coates, Albert; Karajan, Herbert von; Levin, Sylvan

Orchestra(s):
London Philharmonic Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonia Orchestra; Studio orchestra; Victor Orchestra; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Choir(s):
Wiener Singverein

Artist(s):
Balfour, Margaret; Ferrier, Kathleen; Fuchs, Joseph; Gedda, Nicolai; Höffgen, Marga; Maynor, Dorothy; Merckel, Henri; Rehfuss, Heinz; Schorr, Friedrich; Schumann, Elisabeth; Schwarzkopf, Elisabeth; Thill, Georges

Label: Naxos Historical

Genre: Choral - Sacred

Period: Baroque

Catalogue No: 8.111053-54

Barcode: 747313305322

Distribution Note(s):

Not available in the United States due to possible copyright restrictions


Release Date: 09/2006

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