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Hans Gillesberger & Wiener Sängerknaben & Chorus Viennensis
Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Contents

As a conducor of Wiener Symphoniker
Recording as a Chorus Master with Wilhelm Furtwängler
Recordings as a Chorus Master with Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Recordings as a Chorus Master with Fritz Lehmann
General Discussions

Hans Gillesberger - Short Biography
Wiener Sängerknaben - Short History
Chorus Viennensis - Short History

Johannes-Passion BWV 245 - conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt / Hans Gillesberger

Discography

As a conducor of Wiener Symphoniker

C-1

Dutch Master Volume 13 - Portret van Aafje Heynis

Aria for Alto (Mvt. 5) from Cantata BWV 108 [3:57]

Hans Gillesberger

Wiener Symphoniker

Contralto: Aafje Heynis; Organ: Pierre Polla (BWV 508)

Philips

1956; 1960

CD / TT: 66:34

Other works: not by J.S. Bach.

C-2

J.S. Bach & Handel: Sacred Arias - Aafje Heynis

Aria for Alto (Mvt. 5) from Cantata BWV 108 [5:59]
Aria for Alto Erbarme dich (Mvt. 39) from Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 [7:16]
Aria for Alto Es ist vollbracht (Mvt. 30) from Johannes-Passion BWV 245 [5:37]
Aria for Alto Bereite dich, Zion (Mvt. 4 (4)) from Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1 [5:31]
Aria for Alto Schlafe mein Liebster (Mvt. 10 (19)) from Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/2 [10:08]

Hans Gillesberger

Wiener Symphoniker

Contralto: Aafje Heynis; Pierre Polla (Organ, in BWV 508)

Philips

1961

CD / TT: 77:16

Other works: by G.F. Händel.

Recordings as a Chorus Master with Wilhelm Furtwängler

F-1

Bach: Passion selon Saint Matthieu (incomplete Vienna 1952)
J.S. Bach: Matthäus-Passion -The Complete Surviving Material from Buenos Aires 1950 & Vienna 1952

 

Matthäus-Passion BWV 244

Wilhelm Furtwängler

Wiener Singakademie & Wiener Sängerknaben (Chorus Master: Hans Gillesberger) / Wiener Philharmoniker

Tenor: Julius Patzak; Soprano: Irmgard Seefried; Contralto: Hilde Rössel-Majdan; Baritone: Victor Braun

Polish ARSMUSICA / Société Wilhelm Furtwängler / Archipel

April 1952

CD / TT: 63:00

2nd recording of Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 by W. Fürtwangler. Recorded at Konzerthaus, Vienna. Part One Nos. 1-33.
See: Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 - conducted by Wilhelm Furtwängler
Buy this album at: Société Wilhelm Furtwängler

F-2

Bach: Matthäus-Passion

 

Matthäus-Passion BWV 244

Wilhelm Furtwängler

Wiener Singakademie & Wiener Sängerknaben (Chorus Master: Hans Gillesberger) / Wiener Philharmoniker

Tenor [Evangelist]: Anton Dermota; Baritone [Jesus]: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau; Soprano [Arias, Maids, Pilati Weib]: Elisabeth Grümmer; Contralto: Marga Höffgen; Bass [Arias, Judas, Petrus, High Priest, Pilatus]: Otto Edelmann

EMI Classics

April 1954

2-CD / TT: 90:40

3rd recording of Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 By W. Fürtwangler. Recorded at Großer Konzerthaussaal, Vienna. Abridged version [omits 19, 23, 29, 38, 40, 41, 48-51, 55, 61, 64, 70, 75; abridges 32, 34, 39, 52, 63, 67, 73, 76]. In the original performances 14 numbers from the score were omitted, and some of the recitative was slightly trimmed. When editing and remastering the tapes for the CD transfer, a further 2 items had to be cut because of the insurmountable technical problems in the original recording.
See: Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 - conducted by Wilhelm Furtwängler
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Recordings as a Chorus Master with Nikolaus Harnoncourt

H-1

J.S. Bach: Cantatas BWV 50, BWV 83 & BWV 197 [E-2]
Bach: Kantaten BWV 205, 197

 

Cantatas BWV 50 [3:38], BWV 83 [20:22], BWV 197 [30:20]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Wiener Sängerknaben & Chorus Viennensis (Chorus Master: Hans Gillesberger) / Concentus Musicus Wien

Sopranos: Boys; Altos: Boys; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Max van Egmond

Telefunken SAWT-9539
Telefunken 6.41101
Teldec 0630-12321-2

Mar 2 & May 7 & Sep 12-18, 1967

LP / TT: 54:20
LP / TT: 54:20
CD / TT: 72:11

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria.
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H-2

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk - Sacred Cantatas Vol. 1 - BWV 1-14, 16-19

 

CD-1 [68:27]: Cantatas BWV 1 [25:32], BWV 2 [19:02], BWV 3 [23:44]
CD-2 [62:07]: Cantatas BWV 4 [20:09], BWV 5 [22:46], BWV 6 [18:52]
CD-4 [74:44]: Cantata BWV 11 [28:53]
CD-6 [52:06]: Cantatas BWV 17 [17:49], BWV 18 [14:21], BWV 19 [19:39]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Wiener Sängerknaben & Chorus Viennensis (Chorus Master: Hans Gillesberger) / Concentus Musicus Wien

Boy Sopranos: Soloists from the Wiener Sängerknaben; For details of other vocal soloists, see: Harnoncourt & Leonhardt - Recordings Part 2

Teldec 4509-91755-2

P 1971-1972

6-CD / TT: 386:45 / 384:39 (MDL)

Recorded in Austria.
H. Gillesberger & Wiener Sängerknaben & Chorus Viennensis do not participate in the recordings of other cantatas on this set.
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H-3

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk - Sacred Cantatas Vol. 2 - BWV 20-36

 

CD-1 [63:57]: Cantatas BWV 20 [26:55], BWV 21 [36:51]
CD-2 [69:35]: Cantatas BWV 24 [17: 08], BWV 25 [15:14]
CD-3 [72:03]: Cantatas BWV 26 [16:39], BWV 27 [15:36], BWV 28 [15:56], BWV 29 [23:33]
CD-4 [58:44]: Cantatas BWV 30 [37:38], BWV 31 [20:59]
CD-5 [63:47]: Cantata BWV 34 [18:20]
CD-6 [57:16]: Cantata BWV 36 [30:02]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Wiener Sängerknaben & Chorus Viennensis (Chorus Master: Hans Gillesberger) / Concentus Musicus Wien

Boy Sopranos: Soloists from the Wiener Sängerknaben; For details of other vocal soloists, see: Harnoncourt & Leonhardt - Recordings Part 2

Teldec 4509-91756-2

1972-1974

6-CD / TT: 385:33 / 384:25 (MDL)

Recorded in Austria.
H. Gillesberger & Wiener Sängerknaben & Chorus Viennensis do not participate in the recordings of other cantatas on this set.
Buy this album at:
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H-4

J.S. Bach: Das Kantatenwerk - Sacred Cantatas Vol. 3 - BWV 37-52, 54-60

 

CD-1 [75:17]: Cantatas BWV 37 [16:24], BWV 38 [18:36]
CD-2 [75:58]: Cantatas BWV 41 [27:40], BWV 42 [27:12], BWV 43 [20:44]
CD-3 [76:04]: Cantatas BWV 44 [17:21], BWV 47 [22:19]
CD-4 [63:32]: Cantatas BWV 48 [16:06], BWV 50 [3:38] 

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Wiener Sängerknaben & Chorus Viennensis (Chorus Master: Hans Gillesberger), Tölzer Knabenchor (Chorus Master: Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden) / Concentus Musicus Wien

Boy Sopranos: Soloists from the Wiener Sängerknaben; For details of other vocal soloists, see: Harnoncourt & Leonhardt - Recordings Part 2

Teldec 4509-91757-2

1974-1976

6-CD / TT: 415:47 / 414:26 (MDL)

Recorded in Austria.
H. Gillesberger & Wiener Sängerknaben & Chorus Viennensis do not participate in the recordings of other cantatas on this set.
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H-5

J.S. Bach: Mass in B Minor

 

Mass in B minor BWV 232

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Wiener Sängerknaben & Chorus Viennensis (Chorus Master: Hans Gillesberger) / Concentus Musicus Wien

Sopranos: Rotraud Hansmann, Emiko Iiyama; Alto: Helen Watts; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Max van Egmond

Teldec

Apr-May 1968

2-CD / TT: 106:50

1st recording of Mass in B minor BWV 232 by N. Harnoncourt
See: Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt
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H-6

Bach: Magnificat / Händel: Utrecht Te Deum

 

Magnificat BWV 243 [27:30]

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Wiener Sängerknaben & Chorus Viennensis (Chorus Master: Uwe Harrer)

Sopranos: Hildegard Heichele, Helrun Gardow, Alto: Paul Esswood, Tenor: Kurt Equiluz, Bass: Robert Holl

Teldec

1984

CD / TT:

1st recording of the Magnificat by N. Harnoncourt

H-7

Bach: Matthäus-Passion [V-8]

Matthäus-Passion BWV 244

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Boy Soprano Voices of Regensburger Domspatzen (Chorus Master: Christoph Lickleder) & Men's Voices of the King's College Choir Cambridge (Chorus Master: David Willcocks) / Concentus Musicus Wien

Tenor [Evangelist, Arias - Chorus One]: Kurt Equiluz; Bass [Jesus]: Karl Ridderbusch; Sopranos [Arias - Chorus One and Chorus Two]: Two anonymous boy soloists of the Wiener Sängerknaben (Chorus Master: Hans Gillesberger); Alto [Arias - Chorus One]: Paul Esswood; Alto [Arias - Chorus Two: Nos. 33, 77]: Tom Sutcliffe; Alto [Arias - Chorus Two]: James Bowman; Tenor [Arias - Chorus Two]: Nigel Rogers; Bass [Arias - Chorus One]: Max van Egmond; Bass [Arias - Chorus Two]: Michael Schopper

Telefunken 6.35047
Teldec

Sep 1970

4-LP / TT:
3-CD / TT: 174:27

Recorded at Casino Zögernitz, Vienna, Austria.
1st recording of Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 by N. Harnoncourt.
See: Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 - conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt
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3-CD: Amazon.com

H-8

J.S. Bach: Johannes-Passion

Johannes-Passion BWV 245

Nikolaus Harnoncourt / Hans Gillesberger

Wiener Sängerknaben & Chorus Viennensis / Concentus Musicus Wien

Tenor [Evangelist]: Kurt Equiluz; Bass [Jesus, Nos. 31, 60]: Max van Egmond; Trebles & Alto Soloists from the Wiener Sängerknaben; Bass [Pilate; No. 48]: Jacques Villisech; Tenor [Arias, Servant]: Bert van t'Hoff; Bass [Peter]: Siegfried Schneeweis

Teldec

Apr-May 1965

2-CD / TT: 116:53

1st recording of Johannes-Passion BWV 245 by N. Harnoncourt
See: Johannes-Passion BWV 245 - conducted By Nikolaus Harnoncourt & Hans Gillesberger

H-9

Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium

WeihnacOratorium BWV 248/1-6

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Wiener Sängerknaben & Chorus Viennensis (Chorus Master: Hans Gillesberger) / Concentus Musicus Wien

Soprano: Soloist of the Wiener Sängerknaben; Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Siegmund Nimsgern

Teldec

1972

2-CD / TT: 154:22

1st recording of Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 by N. Harnoncourt.
See: Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 - conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt
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Recordings as a Chorus Master with Fritz Lehmann

L-1

J,S, Bach: Johannes-Passion BWV 245 (St. John Passion)

Johannes-Passion BWV 245

Fritz Lehmann

Wiener Singakademie (Chorus Master: Hans Gillesberger) / Wiener Symphoniker

Soprano: Uta Graf; Alto: Marga Höffgen; Tenor: Julius Patzak; Bass: Gérard Souzay; Bass: Walter Berry

M+A

Apr 6, 1955

2-CD / TT:

Recorded live at the Grossen Konzerthaussaal, Vienna, Austria.

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (April 2002 - May 2010)
Thanks to contributors: Anton Schönauer (November 2002)

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