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Bach: Cantatas 140 & 147 - Richter

Bach: Cantatas 140 & 147 - Richter

Universal (Japan)  UCGA-9018

Stereo Single Layer

Classical - Vocal


Bach: Cantatas 140* & 147**

Edith Mathis*, Ursula Buckel** (sopranos)
Hertha Töpper** (alto)
Peter Schreier*, John van Kesteren** (tenors)
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau*, Kieth Engen** (basses)
Münchener Bach-Chor
Münchener Bach-Orchester*
Solistengemeinschaft der Bachwoche Ansbach**
Karl Richter (conductor)

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Comment by Bach94 - August 11, 2017 (1 of 1)

The sound of BWV 147, recorded in the early 60's, is fabulous, demo-material for Bach lovers. The sound of BWV 140, recorded more than 15 years later, is not demo-material, but still much better than any other previous offering of this recording . And the chorale `Zion hört die Wächter singen' sung by Schreier with the strings of Richter's orchestra is a highlight! I highly recommend this single layer SACD for all those who love this type of `classical' Bach interpretation. To Universal Japan: please, release more Bach cantatas by Richter on single layer SACDs, starting with the recordings made in the 60's (for example BWV 65, 108, 55, 189).