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Günther Ramin & Thomanerchor Leipzig & Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works
Recordings - Part 2

Recordings of Other Vocal Works

V-1

J.S. Bach: 6 Motetten

Motets BWV 225-230 [17:37, 9:42, 22:41, 9:44, 9:31, 8:56]

Günther Ramin

Thomanerchor Leipzig

Arciv Produktion 474419

Nov 1951 [226, 227]
Jul 1954 [228, 229]
Nov 1955 [225, 230]

CD / TT: 78:43

Recorded at Kulturraum, Bamberg, Germany [BWV 228-229]; Oetker-Halle, Bielfeld, Germany [BWV 225, BWV 230]; Amerika-Haus, Munich, Germany [BWV 226-227].
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Other issues:
5. CD Membran 223252
6. LP Archiv Produktion 14 060 APM
(IX. Forschungsbereich Das Schaffen Johann Sebastian Bachs, Serie B: Motetten)
BWV 225, 228, 229, 230
7. LP Archiv Produktion 13 008 AP
(IX. Forschungsbereich Das Schaffen Johann Sebastian Bachs, Serie B: Motetten)
BWV 226, BWV 227
8. EP Archiv Produktion 37064 EPA
(IX. Forschungsbereich Das Schaffen Johann Sebastian Bachs, Serie B: Motetten)
BWV 229
9. LP Heliodor 89 703
BWV 225, 228-230


V-2

Bach: Ausschnitte aus der h-moll Messe BWV 232 [LP]
J.S. Bach: Auszüge aus der Messe in h-mol [CD]

Mass in B minor BWV 232 - Nos. 1-3, 11, 19, 20, 24, 25 (complete Kyrie, and Cum sancto spiritu, Confiteor, Et expecto, Sanctus, Agnus dei, Dona nobis pacem)

Günther Ramin

Thomanerchor Leipzig & Dresdner Kreuzchor / Stadt- und Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Gertrud Birmele; Alto: Lotte Wolf-Matthäus
Karl Richter (Harpsichord); Hannes Kästner (Organ)

Cantate 640-223
Eterna
Schola Antiqua GR-3

1950

LP / TT:
LP / TT:
CD / TT:

Recorded live at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Germany.
1st recording of Mass in B minor BWV 232 by G. Ramin.
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V-3

Bach: Mass in B minor

Mass in B minor BWV 232

Günther Ramin

Teachers Choral Society (or Chorus of the Lehrergesangverein of Munich) / Bayerisches Staatsorchester (or Orchestra of Bavaria)

Soprano: Uta Graf; Alto: Hertha Töpper; Tenor: Gert Lutze; Bass: Max Proebstl

Concert Hall / Club National de Disque / Musical Masterpiece Society
Schola Antiqua GR-8

1956

2-LP / TT:
2-CD / TT:

2nd recording of Mass in B minor BWV 232 by G. Ramin.
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V-4

J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D major

Magnificat in D major, BWV 243 []

Günther Ramin

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Erika Rokyta, Contralto: Lore Fischer; Tenor: Heinz Marten; Bass: Josef Greindl

Archipel ARPCD-0518

Nov 24, 1944

CD / TT:

Recorded live in Leipzig, Germany.
1st recording of Magnificat BWV 243 by G. Ramin.
Bonus: Otto Klemperer & Bayerischer Rundfunk Symphonieorchester perform Bach’s Orchestral Suite No.3 BWV 1068 in Munich in 1957.
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V-5

J.S. Bach: Matthäuspassion

Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 - Omits 18, 19, 28-31, 34, 37, 38, 41, 56, 61, 65, 66, 70, 75

Günther Ramin

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Members of the Gewandhauschor and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Tenor [Evangelist, Arias]: Karl Erb; Baritone [Jesus]: Gerhard Hüsch; Soprano: Tiana Lemnitz; Contralto: Friedel Beckmann; Bass [Pilatus, Petrus, Hohepriester, Judas, Arias]: Siegfried Schulze; [Maids]: Two Thomaners
Max Fest (Organ); Hans Heintze (Harpsichord); Willy Rebhan (Continuo-Cello)

Calig CAL-30859/60
EMI Historical
Documents
Membran
Preiser Records

Mar 1941

2-CD / TT: 130:33

1st recording of Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 by G. Ramin.
See: Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 - conducted by Günther Ramin
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Other Issues:
Complete recording:
9. LP Eterna 820 625-627 (3 LP)
10. LP Calig CAL 30 859-61 (3 LP)
Selections:
11. LP Eterna 820 628
Mvt. 1, 6, 10, 20, 29, 30, 42, 44, 49, 54, 64, 68


V-6

J.S. Bach: Matthäus-Passion

 

Matthäus-Passion BWV 244
Cantata BWV 4 [25:34]

Günther Ramin

BWV 244: Chor und Sinfonieorchester des Hessischen Rundfunks
BWV 4: Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

BWV 244: Tenor: Ernst Haefliger; Bass: Gerhard Gröschel; Soprano: Elfriede Trötschel; Contralto: Gertrude Pitzinger; Bass: Helmut Fehn
BWV 4: No soloists; all parts are sung by the choir; Organ: Ekkehart Tietze

Archipel 278

Mar 17, 1952 [BWV 244]; Feb 24, 1950 [BWV 4]

3-CD / TT:

Recorded by Frankfurt Radio. 1st release in any format in March 2005.
2nd recording of Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 by G. Ramin.
See: Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 - conducted by Günther Ramin
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V-7

J.S. Bach: Matthäus-Passion - Excerpts



 

Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 (BGA No. 1st; NBA No. 2nd):
Mvt. 12 = Mvt. 8 (Aria Blute nur, mein liebes Herz)
Mvt. 18, 19 = Mvt. 12, 13 (Rec. Wiewohl mein Herz in Tränen schwimmt/Aria Ich will dir mein Herze schenken)
Mvt. 33 = Mvt. 27 (Aria - Duet & Chorus So ist mein Jesus nun gefangen/ChorusSind Blitze, sind Donner)
Mvt. 57, 58 = Mvt. 48, 49 (Rec. Er hat uns allen wohlgetan/Aria Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben)

Günther Ramin

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Irmgard Seefried; Alto: Hertha Töpper

Deutsche Grammophon

Dec 1955

LP, 2-EP / TT:

3rd recording of Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 by G. Ramin.
These excerpts were released shortly before Ramin died. It is not known if this is a part of a complete recording.
Matthias Hansen wrote (September 5, 2009): Unfortunately there is no 3rd complete recording of Matthäus-Passion by Ramin. These selections were recorded in December 1955 and realized the only part of a planned new complete recording. The planned continuation for February 1956 was no longer reached due to Ramin's stroke on February 17, 1956 and his death 10 days later.
See: Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 - conducted by Günther Ramin
Other issues:
2. LP Eterna 820 390
Mvt. 8, 12, 13, 27, 48, 49 (+ BWV 245, see below)
3. EP Eterna 520 090
Mvt. 8, 12, 13
4. EP Eterna 520 091
Mvt. 27, 48, 49

V-8

Bach Made in Germany Vol. I/10 - Johannes-Passion
Bach: Johannes-Passion

 

Johannes-Passion BWV 245

Günther Ramin

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Tenor [Evangelist & arias]: Ernst Haefliger; Bass [Jesus]: Franz Kelch; Soprano [Maid & arias]: Agnes Giebel; Alto [arias]: Marga Höffgen; Bass [Peter, Pilate & Arias]: Hans-Olaf Hudemann

Berlin Classics / Leipzig Classics

Oct 18-23, 1954

2-CD / TT: 130:20

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Germany.
1st recording of Johannes-Passion BWV 245 by G. Ramin.
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Other issues:
Complete recording:
7. LP Eterna 820 012-014 (3 LP) (old & new variant covers)
8. LP Archiv Produktion 501-503 APEK (3 LP, the very earliest with extremely rare 3 digit numbering)
Selections:
9. LP Eterna 820 311 (old & new variant covers
Chöre und Arien aus der Johannespassion
Mvt. 1, 3, 9, 11, 13, 15, 19, 22, 23a-g, 26, 27a-b, 30, 39, 40
10. LP Eterna 820 390
Mvt. 12a-c, 13, 14, 24, 34, 35, 40 (+ BWV 244, see above)
11. EP Eterna 520 113
Mvt. 30, 40 (+ Christmas songs)
12. EP Eterna 520 122
Mvt. 30, 40
13. EP Eterna 520 123
Mvt. 12a-c, 13, 14, 35




V-9

J.S. Bach: Twenty-one solo and choral excerpts from the John Passion

 

Johannes-Passion BWV 245 - 21 solo and choral excerpts

Günther Ramin

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Agnes Giebel; Alto: Marga Höffgen; Tenor: Ernst Haefliger; Bass: Hans-Olaf Hudemann

Schola Antiqua GR-5

1955

CD / TT:

Recorded live.
2nd recording of Johannes-Passion BWV 245 by G. Ramin.
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V-10

J.S. Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium [LP]
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, parts I-III [2-CD]

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-3

Günther Ramin

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Hamburg Chamber Orchestra

Soprano: Helga Gabriel; Alto: Ursula Boese; Tenor: Leo Larsen; Bass: Jakob Stämpfli

MMS (Jazztone)
Schola Antiqua GR-4

Dec 1955

LP / TT:
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The text says: "G.R., whose untimely death only a few months after this recording was made etc."
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (December 2000 - November 2011)
Thanks to Contributors: Yoël L. Arbeitman (May 2010), Willem van Erk (June 2006), John Grayovski (October 2006), Matthias Hansen (March 2006, June 2009, September 2009), Frits van Laeken Herbold (São Paulo, Brazil - March 2008), H.J. Lam (January 2002), Hugo Saldias (August 2003), Burke Smith (September 2005, October 2005, January 2008), Teri Noel Towe (December 2001, April 2007)

Günther Ramin: Short Biography | Recordings of Vocal Works: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Recordings of Instrumental Works
Individual Recordings:
BWV 244 - G. Ramin | Article: Günther Ramin 1898-1956 - Thomaskantor 1940-1956
Thomaskantors: Thomanerchor Leipzig | Gewandhausorchester Leipzig | General Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2
Table of Recordings by BWV Number

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