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Charles Munch, Fritz Münch & Hans Münch
Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Contents

Recordings of Cantatas
Recordings of Other Vocal Works

Charles Munch - Short Biography
Fritz Münch - Short Biography
Hans Münch - Short Biography
Boston Symphony Orchestra - Short History

Johannes-Passion BWV 245 - conducted by Hans Münch

Discography

Recordings of Cantatas

C-1

Charles Munch
Pierre Bernac chante

 

Cantata BWV 189 []

Charles Munch

Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire

Tenor: Pierre Bernac

A Classical Record ACR43/4
Voix de son maître
LYS Dante Lys-514

Dec 22, 1941

2-CD / TT: 153:02
CD / TT: 60:18

Recorded at Studio Albert or Salle du Conservatoire, Paris, France.
Production number: DB-5193/5194; Matrix Number: 2LA.3677-3680.
Producer: Ravenet
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C-2

Charles Munch conducts Live 1956

 

Cantata Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, BWV 51 []

Charles Munch

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Soprano: Bethany Beardslee; Roger Voisin (Trumpet)

Disco Archivia 1361
Vibrato VHL-269

1956 (or Jul 6, 1962 ?)

CD / TT:

Recorded at Tanglewood, Massachusetts, USA. Concert broadcast WGBH, mono. Charles Munch has conducted the work with the BSO on July 4 & 5, 1959 and July 6, 1962. These two concerts at Tanglewood were recorded by radio.
Source: Discographie Générale de Charles Munch (78 Experience) [PDF]
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Recordings of Other Vocal Works

V-1

J.S. Bach: Messe en si mineur

Mass in B minor BWV 232

Fritz Münch

Choeur de l'Église Saint-Guillaume / Orchestre Municipale de Strasbourg

Soprano: Renée Defraiteur; Alto: Lore Fischer; Tenor: Helmut Kretschmar; Bass: André Vessières

Decca

1958

3-LP / TT: 135 min

Recorded live at l'Église Saint-Guillaume, Strasbourg, France dring Festival International de Musique.

V-6

Charles Munch conducts Live Stereo

 

Magnificat in D major, BWV 243 []

Charles Munch

Choir of Tanglewood / Boston Symphony Orchestra

Soprano: Adele Addison; Mezzo-soprano: Florence Kopleff; Tenor: Charles Bressler; Baritone: Mac Morgan

Disco Archivia 1303

Jul 8, 1961

CD / TT:

Recorded at Tanglewood, Massachusetts, USA. Concert broadcast WGBH, stereo. Concert during the 24th season of the Berkshire Music Festival.
Source: Discographie Générale de Charles Munch (78 Experience) [PDF]
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CD: Limited Edition Historic CDs: Charles Munch

V-7

Charles Munch conducts Live Stereo - Bach: St. Matthew Passion complete 26/3/59

 

Matthäus-Passion BWV 244

Charles Munch

Choir of Boston Symphony Orchestra / Boston Symphony Orchestra

Soprano: Saramae Endich; Mezzo-soprano: Florence Kopleff; Tenor: Hugues Cuénod; Baritone: Mack Harrell; Bass: James Joyce

Disco Archivia 1312

Mar 26, 1959 (Maundy Thursday)

2-CD / TT:

Recorded at Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Concert broadcast WGBH, stereo.
1st recording of Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 by C. Munch.
Source: Discographie Générale de Charles Munch (78 Experience) [PDF]
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2-CD: Limited Edition Historic CDs: Charles Munch

V-2

J.S. Bach: Matthäus-Passion [Unreleased]

 

Matthäus-Passion BWV 244

Charles Münch

?

Soprano: Pierrette Alarie; Contralto: Maureen Forrester; Tenor: Leopold Simoneau; Bass:

Tahra

Mar 1964

3-CD / TT:

Recorded live. Scheduled to be issued by Tahra. Other details not known.
2nd recording of Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 by C. Munch.

V-3

J.S. Bach: Johannes-Passion: Ach, Herr, lass' Dein lieb' Engelein (Choral) : Lässest Du diesen los - Weg weg mit dem

Johannes-Passion BWV 245 - Nos. 41-44, 68

Fritz Münch

Choir of L'Eglise St. Guillaume, Strasbourg, with orchestra and organ

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Parlophone O-7775

Early 1930’s

78 rpm

Recorded at Eglise St. Guillaume, Strasbourg, France.,

V-4

J.S. Bach: Johannes-Passion

 

Johannes-Passion BWV 245

Hans Münch

Basler Gesangsverein / Basler Orchestergemeinschaft

Tenor [Evangelist, Arias]: Julius Patzak; Baritone [Jesus]: Charles Panzéra; Soprano [Arias]: Maria Stader; Alto [Arias]: Elsa Cavelti; Bass [Arias]: Fritz Mack
Johannes Kuyken & Albert Bertschmann (Viola d'amore); Joseph Bopp (Flute); Alexander Gold & Friedrich Hartmann (Oboe); Friedrich Hartmann & Hubert Fauquex (Oboe d'caccia); August Wenzinger (Viola da gamba); Hermann Woersching (Lute); Eduard Henneberger (Keyboard); Fritz Morel (Organ)

Basel Cathedral ?

Apr 18, 1948

? / TT:

Recorded at Basel Cathedral, Switzerland.
See: Johannes-Passion BWV 245 - conducted by Hans Münch

V-8

Charles Munch conducts Live - Bach: St. John Passion - 3/4/58

 

Johannes-Passion BWV 245

Charles Munch

Choir of Boston Symphony Orchestra / Boston Symphony Orchestra

Soprano: Mattiwilda Dobbs; Mezzo-soprano: Florence Kopleff; Tenor: Blake Stern; Baritone: Donald Gramm; Bass: James Joyce
Daniel Pinkham (?)

Vibrato 2VHL-205
Disco Archivia 1333

3, 1958 (Maundy Thursday)

2-CD / TT:

Recorded live (mono) at Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Source: Discographie Générale de Charles Munch (78 Experience) [PDF]
Buy this album at:
2-CD: Limited Edition Historic CDs: Charles Munch

V-5

Bach: Oratorio de Noël - 2 Cantate

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/2

Fritz Münch

Chorale St-Guillaume de Strasbourg / Orchestre Municipal de Strasbourg

Soprano: Eugénie Lorentz; Alto: Lucie Rauh; Tenor: Hugues Cuénod; Bass: Dominique Weber
Charles Muller (Organ); Janine Micheau.

Lumen

Early 1950's ?

LP / TT:

Recording by André Charlin

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (September 2002 - April 2015)
Thanks to contributors: Denis Alarie (May 2002), Yoël L. Arbeitman (August 2006), Cesar Dillon (July 2012), Daniel Michel (September 2004), Nagamiya Tutomu (March 2001), Teri Noel Towe (May 2007)

Charles Munch: Short Biography | Boston Symphony Orchestra | Recordings of Vocal Works
Fritz Münch: Short Biography | Recordings of Vocal Works
Hans Münch: Short Biography | Recordings of Vocal Works | BWV 245 - H. Münch

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