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Otto Klemperer & Philharmonia Orchestra
Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Contents

Recordings of Cantatas
Recordings of Other Vocal Works
Recordings of Instrumental Works 
Box Sets

Otto Klemperer - Short Biography
Philharmonia Orchestra - Short History

Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Otto Klemperer
Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 - conducted by Otto Klemperer
Discussions: Brandeburg Concertos - conducted by Otto Klemperer
Arrangements/Transcriptions: Works | Recordings of Works for Orchestra

Recordings

Recordings of Cantatas

C-1

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf: Bach: Cantatas · Arias

Cantata BWV 202 [21:19]

Otto Klemperer

Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam

Soprano: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

EMI Classics

Feb 6, 1957

CD / TT: 71:04

Recorded at Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Holland.
Other Bach Cantatas: not conducted by O. Klemperer.
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C-2

Verdi: Messa da Requiem / Beethoven: Ah, Perfido!

1. Cantata BWV 202 [20:31]
2. Aria for Soprano (Mvt. 8) from Cantata BWV 92 [4:07]

Otto Klemperer [1, 2] (probably Ugo Rapalo [2])

Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam [1]; Alessandro Scarlatti Orchestra of Naples [2]

Soprano: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

Bella Voce 7201

Feb 6, 1957 [1]
Apr 15, 1958 [2]

2-CD / TT: 143:36

The recordings of Cantata BWV 202 is identical with [C-1].
Recorded at Naples, Italy [2].
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C-3

Mahler: Kindertotenlieder; J.S. Bach: Hochzeitskantate

Cantata BWV 202 [21:38]

Otto Klemperer

Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam

Soprano: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

Urania 320

Feb 6, 1957

CD / TT: 58:37

The recordings of Cantata BWV 202 is identical with [C-1].
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C-4

Otto Klemperer in Amsterdam

Cantata BWV 202 [21:31]

Otto Klemperer

Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam

Soprano: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

Golden Melodram 40086

Feb 6, 1957

2-CD / TT: 136:02

The recordings of Cantata BWV 202 is identical with [C-1].
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C-5

Legendary Conductors: Otto Klemperer / Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Legendary Performers, Vol. 4: Otto Klemperer

 

Cantata BWV 202 [21:23]

Otto Klemperer

Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam

Soprano: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf

As Disc 533
As Disc 2504

Feb 6, 1957

CD / TT: 73:31

The recordings of Cantata BWV 202 is identical with [C-1].
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Recordings of Other Vocal Works

V-1

Choruses from Bach's Mass in B Minor

 

Choruses from Mass in B minor BWV 232
Including 10:56 min of rehearsals

Otto Klemperer

Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus (Chorus Master: John McCarmy)

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Testament 1138

Dec 4-9, 1961

CD / TT: 77:40

Unpublished recording. Recorded at Kingsway Hall, London.
1st recording of Mass in B minor BWV 232 by O. Klemperer.
See: Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Otto Klemperer
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V-2

Bach: Mass in B minor

 

Mass in B minor BWV 232

Otto Klemperer

BBC Chorus (actually: BBC Singers; Chorus Master: Peter Gellhorn) / New Philharmonia Orchestra

Soprano: Agnes Giebel; Mezzo-soprano: Janet Baker; Tenor: Nicolai Gedda; Baritone [No. 18]: Hermann Prey; Bass [No. 10]: Franz Crass

EMI Classics

Oct 18-20, 1967

2-CD / TT: 135:40

Recorded (studio) at Kingsway Hall, London, England.
2nd recording of Mass in B minor BWV 232 by O. Klemperer.
See: Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Otto Klemperer
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V-3

J.S. Bach: Messa in Si minore BWV 232; Hochzeitscantate BWV 202

Mass in B minor BWV 232 [135:11]
Cantata BWV 202 [20:46]

Otto Klemperer

BBC Chorus (actually: BBC Singers; Chorus Master: Peter Gellhorn) / New Philharmonia Orchestra

Soprano I: Agnes Giebel; Soprano II & Contralto: Janet Baker; Tenor: Nicolai Gedda; Baritone [No. 18]: Hermann Prey; Bass [No. 10]: Franz Crass

Arkadia CDGI-727-2
Hunt Productions 727

Nov 16, 1967 [232]
Feb 6, 1957 [202]

2-CD / TT: 155:57

Recorded live at Royal Festival Hall, London, England.
3rd recording of Mass in B minor BWV 232 by O. Klemperer.
The recordings of Cantata BWV 202 is identical with [C-1] above.
See: Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Otto Klemperer

V-4

J.S. Bach: Magnificat · Suite N. 2 · Suite N. 4
Otto Klemperer as a Bach-Wagner Conductor - Live in Budapest (1948-1950)

 

Magnificat in D major, BWV 243 [29:47]

Otto Klemperer

Budapest Chorus (Chorus Master: Miklós Forrai) / Budapest Symphony Orchestra (Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra)

Sopranos: Anna Báthy, Judit Sándor; Alto: Magda Tiszay; Tenor: Lajos Somogyvári; Bass: György Littasy
Piano: Olivér Nagy; Organ: Sándor Margittay

Urania 22.139
Hungaroton LPX-12160

Jan 20, 1950

CD / TT: 75:15

Recorded at Hungarian Radio, Studio 6, Budapest, Hungary..
Other works on 1st CD: Orchestral Suites Nos. 2 & 4.
Other works on 2nd CD: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 + Wagner tracks.
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V-5

Bach: St. Matthew Passion

 

Matthäus-Passion BWV 244

Otto Klemperer

Philharmonia Orchestra & Choir / Boys of the Hampstead Parish Church Choir

Tenor [Evangelist]: Peter Pears, Baritone [Jesus]: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Soprano [Arias]: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Contralto [Arias]: Christa Ludwig; Tenor [Arias]: Nicolai Gedda; Bass [Arias]: Walter Berry; Baritone [Judas]: John Carol Case; Bass [Arias, Petrus]: Walter Berry; Baritone [High Priest, 1st Priest, Pilate]: Otakar Kraus; Soprano [1st Maid, Pilate’s Wife]: Heather Harper; Alto [2nd Maid, 1st Witness]: Helen Watts; Bass [2nd Priest]: Geraint Evans; Tenor [2nd Witness]: Wilfred Brown
Harpsichord: George Malcolm

EMI

Jan 1,4,5,11,12, 1961

3-CD / TT: 223:29

Recorded at Studio No. 1, Abbey Road and Kingsway Hall, London, England.
See: Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 - conducted by Otto Klemperer
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Box Sets

B-1

Klemperer Legacy - Bach Handel Beethoven: Sacred Music

Mass in B minor BWV 232 [135:40]
Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 [223:29]

Otto Klemperer

BWV 232: BBC Chorus (actually: BBC Singers; Chorus Master: Peter Gellhorn) / New Philharmonia Orchestra
BWV 244: Philharmonia Orchestra & Choir / Boys of the Hampstead Parish Church Choir

BWV 232: Soprano: Agnes Giebel; Mezzo-soprano: Janet Baker; Tenor: Nicolai Gedda; Baritone [No. 18]: Hermann Prey; Bass [No. 10]: Franz Crass
BWV 244: Tenor [Evangelist]: Peter Pears, Baritone [Jesus]: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Soprano [Arias]: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Contralto [Arias]: Christa Ludwig; Tenor [Arias]: Nicolai Gedda; Bass [Arias]: Walter Berry; Baritone [Judas]: John Carol Case; Bass [Arias, Petrus]: Walter Berry; Baritone [High Priest, 1st Priest, Pilate]: Otakar Kraus; Soprano [1st Maid, Pilate’s Wife]: Heather Harper; Alto [2nd Maid, 1st Witness]: Helen Watts; Bass [2nd Priest]: Geraint Evans; Tenor [2nd Witness]: Wilfred Brown
Harpsichord: George Malcolm

EMI Classics 9935402

BWV 232: Oct 18-20, 1967
BWV 244: Jan 1,4,5,11,12, 1961

8-CD / TT: 580 min

BWV 232: Recorded (studio) at Kingsway Hall, London, England.
2nd recording of Mass in B minor BWV 232 by O. Klemperer.
See: Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Otto Klemperer
BWV 244: Recorded at Studio No. 1, Abbey Road and Kingsway Hall, London, England.
See: Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 - conducted by Otto Klemperer
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (January 2001 - August 2013)
Thanks to contributors: Peter Bright (January 2008), David England [BBC Symphony Chorus] (April 2010), Riccardo Nughes (September 2001, July 2003)

Otto Klemperer: Short Biography | Philharmonia Orchestra | Recordings of Vocal Works | Recordings of Instrumental Works
Individual Recordings of Vocal Works:
BWV 232 - O. Klemperer | BWV 244 - O. Klemperer
Discussions of Instrumental Recordings:
Brandeburg Concertos - O. Klemperer
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