Conducted by the German conductor, choirmaster, organist, and harpsichordist Karl Richter (15 October 1926 – 15 February 1981), Münchener Bach-Chor & Orchester (Munich Bach Choir and Orchestra) perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Passio secundum Johannem or St John Passion (German: Johannes-Passion), BWV 245. Recorded in 1970.
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German conductor, choirmaster, organist, and harpsichordist Karl Richter (15 October 1926 – 15 February 1981) plays Handel organ concertos Op 7, HWV 306–311, refer to the six organ concertos for organ and orchestra composed by George Frideric Handel. Münchener Bach-Orchester also conducted by Karl Richter, 1972.
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Conducted by the German conductor, choirmaster, organist, and harpsichordist Karl Richter, the Münchener Bach-Orchester performs Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos.
“The best proof we have that life is good, is that to each of us, on the day we are born, comes the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. It comes as a gift, unearned, unmerited, for free.” –J. M. Coetzee, “Diary of a Bad Year”, 2007.
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The Brandenburg concertos by Johann Sebastian Bach (BWV 1046–1051, original title: Six Concerts à plusieurs instruments) are a collection of six instrumental works. They considered masterful examples of balance between assorted groups of soloists and a small orchestra. The collection was composed between 1711–1720 and dedicated in 1721 to Christian Ludwig, the margrave (marquess) of Brandenburg and the younger brother of King Frederick I of Prussia. The Brandenburg concertos are widely regarded as some of the best orchestral compositions of the Baroque era.