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Mass in B minor BWV 232
Recordings - Part 3

Recordings: 1900-1949 | 1950-1959 | 1960-1969 | 1970-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-2009 | 2010-2019 | Individual Movements

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Bach: Mass in B minor

 

Mass in B minor BWV 232:
Side 2. II. Gloria: 4. Gloria in excelsis Deo [6:54]; 5. Laudamus te [4:36]; 6. Gratias agimus [3:11]; 7. Domine Deus [6:30]
Side 5. III. Credo (cont.): 18. Et in Spiritum Sanctum [5:11]; 19. Confiteor [7:12]; IV. Sanctus: 20. Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus [6:32]

Paul Boepple

Dessoff Choirs / Symphony of the Air

Soprano: Martina Arroyo; Contralto: Betty Allen; Tenor: John McCollum; Bass: John Reardon
Albert Fuller (Harpsichord); Stuart Gardner (Organ)

Unknown label

May 16, 1960

3-LP / TT:

Recorded at Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY, USA.
Source: WorldCat Libraries & Billboard Newsweekly

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J.S. Bach: Mass in B Minor

Mass in B minor BWV 232

Robert Shaw

Robert Shaw Chorale & Orchestra

Sopranos: Saramae Endich & Adele Addison; Contralto: Florence Kopleff; Tenor: Mallory Walker; Bass: Ara Berberian

RCA Red Seal

Jun 6, 7. 9, 12-17, 1960

2-CD / TT: 132:49

Recorded at Manhattan Center, New York City, NY, USA.
Mvts. 1, 4, 15-17, 20, 23, and 24 on Melodiya D-011937-38 [1 LP]
2nd recording of Mass in B minor BWV 232 by R. Shaw.
See: Mass in B minor Mass BWV 232 - conducted by Robert Shaw
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28

Bach: Mass en si mineur · Messa in si minore

Mass in B minor BWV 232

Walter Goehr

Chorus & Orchestra of the Philharmonic Society of Amsterdam

Sopranos: Pierrette Alarie, Catherine Delfosse; Mezzo-soprano: Grace Hoffman; Tenor: Léopold Simoneau; Bass: Heinz Rehfuss

Vanguard / Editions Atlas

1960

2-CD / TT: 116:19

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29

Bach: B Minor Mass

Mass in B minor BWV 232

Ifor Jones

Bethlehem Bach Choir / Bach Festival Orchestra

Soprano: Lois Marshall; Alto: Eunice Alberts; Tenor: John McCollum; Bass: Kenneth Smith

Classics Record Library

1960

3-LP / TT:

See: Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Ifor Jones

30

J.S. Bach: Mass in B Minor

Mass in B minor BWV 232

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Soprano: Maria Stader; Alto: Hertha Töpper; Tenor: Ernst Haefliger; Bass [No. 10]: Kieth Engen; Bass [No. 18]: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Archiv Produktion

Feb, Apr 1961

2-CD / TT: 121:55

2nd recording of Mass in B minor BWV 232 by K. Richter
See: Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Karl Richter
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J.S. Bach: Mass in B Minor [V-3]
J.S. Bach: Messe In H-Moll · Magnificat
[V-12]

 

Mass in B minor BWV 232

Herbert von Karajan

Wiener Singverein / Wiener Philharmoniker

Soprano: Leontyne Price; Alto: Christa Ludwig; Tenor: Nicolai Gedda; Baritone [No. 18]: Gérard Souzay; Bass [No. 10]: Walter Berry

Movimento Musica 03.012
Luna LU-1011

Aug 20, 1961

3-LP / TT:
2-CD / TT: 153:01

Recorded at the Salzberg Festival, Mozarteum, Austria.
3rd recording of Mass in B minor BWV 232 by H.v. Karajan.
See: Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Herbert von Karajan
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32

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)

-

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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33

J.S. Bach: Mass in B Minor

 

Mass in B minor BWV 232

Eugene Ormandy

Temple University Chorus (or Choirs) / Philadelphia Orchestra

Soprano 1: Eleanor Steber; Soprano 2 & Alto: Rosalind Elias; Tenor: Richard Verreau; Bass-Baritone: Richard Cross

Columbia

Apr 25-26, 1962

3-LP / TT:

 

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J.S. Bach: Mass in B Minor

Mass in B minor BWV 232

Robert Shaw

Robert Shaw Chorale and Orchestra

Soprano: Unknown; Contralto: Florence Kopleff; Tenor: Seth McCoy; Bass: Unknown

Melodiya

Nov 27, 1962

3-LP / TT:

Recorded live at the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire. This recording was broadcast live throughout all the Iron Curtain countries over the state radio network. It was released in 1987 on 3-LP's Melodiya C10 26061 002. The soloists are not listed, but Florence Kopleff, contralto and Seth McCoy, tenor are definates.
3rd recording of Mass in B minor BWV 232 by R. Shaw.
See: Mass in B minor Mass BWV 232 - conducted by Robert Shaw

35

J.S. Bach: Mass in B Minor

Mass in B minor BWV 232

Anthon van der Horst

Nederlandse Bach Vereniging Orchestra & Choir

Soprano: Annette de la Bije; Alto: Wilhemine Matthès; Tenor: Tom Brand; Bass: David Hollestelle

Telefunken

1964

3-LP / TT:

 

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Bach: Hoch Messe h-moll, BWV 232 ·Mass in B minor [V-1]
Bach: Messe in h-moll · Mass in B minor
[V-1]

 

Mass in B minor BWV 232

Lorin Maazel

RIAS-Kammerchor (Chorus Master: Günther Arndt) / Berlin Radio-Symphonie Orchester

Soprano: Teresa Stich-Randall, Alto: Anna Reynolds; Tenor: Ernst Haefliger; Bass: John Shirley-Quirk

Philips 6746.438
Philips 835345/47AY
Philips AL3553-5/SAL3553-5
Philips Silverline Classics 426657
Philips Japan UCCP-3251

Sep 12-20, 1965

3-LP / TT:
3-LP / TT:
3-LP / TT:
2-CD / TT: 119 min
2-CD / TT: 119 min

Recorded at Berlin, Johannesstift, Berlin, Germany.
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37

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

Mass in B minor BWV 232 [135:11]

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

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.
See: Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Otto Klemperer

39

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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40

Karl Richter Live in Russia - J.S. Bach: Masse in h-moll BWV 232

Mass in B minor BWV 232

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Soprano: Ursula Buckel; Alto: Hertha Töpper; Tenor: Ernst Haefliger; Bass: Peter van der Bilt

Melodiya / Ars Nova

Apr 17, 1968

2-CD / TT: 128:00

Recorded live at the Moscow Conservatoire Grand Hall, Russia.
3rd recording of Mass in B minor BWV 232 by K. Richter.
See: Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Karl Richter

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J.S. Bach: Mass in B Minor [V-1]

 

Mass in B minor BWV 232

Hermann Achenbach

Tübinger Kantatenchor / Heidelberger Kammerorchester

Soprano: Charlotte Lehmann; Alto: Sabine Kirchner; Tenor: Raimund Gilvan; Bass: Edmund Illerhaus

Da Camera SM-94026/28
Oryx BACH-1108/10
Musical Heritage Society OR-259/260/261
Schola Antiqua Out-of-Print Recordings SAOPR-8

Jan 30-31 & Feb 1-2, 1969

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

Recorded at Stephanuskirche, Tubingen (Wurttemberg), Germany.
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42

J.S. Bach: Messe in h-moll

Mass in B minor BWV 232

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Soprano: Ursula Buckel; Contralto: Marga Höffgen; Tenor: Ernst Haefliger; Bass: Ernst Gerold Schramm

Archiv Production

May 9, 1969

2-CD / TT: 123:30

Recorded at the Main Auditorium of the Bunka-Kaikan, Tokyo, Japan.
4th recording of Mass in B minor BWV 232 by K. Richter.
See: Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Karl Richter

43

Bach: Messe in h-moll

Mass in B minor BWV 232

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Soprano 1: Gundula Janowitz; Soprano 2 & Alto: Hertha Töpper; Tenor: Horst Laubenthal; Bass: Hermann Prey

Unitel / Deutsche Grammophon

Sep 12-28, 1969

Video DVD / TT: 129:00

Recorded at Diesen am Ammersee, Klosterkirche.
5th recording of Mass in B minor BWV 232 by K. Richter.
See: Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Karl Richter
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (November 2000 - November 2012)
Thank to contributors: Peter Bright (January 2008), David England [BBC Symphony Chorus] (April 2010), Uri Golomb (April 2001, October 2003), John Grayovski (October 2006), Bradley Lehman (March 2004), Riccardo Nughes (August 2001, September 2001), Anton Schönauer (November 2002), Michael Siegel (April 2002), Burke Smith (November 2008), Ben Zadak Smith (June 2001), Bradley Taylor (April 2005), Teri Noel Towe (December 2001), François Zwang (March 2005)

Mass in B minor BWV 232: Details
Recordings:
1900-1949 | 1950-1959 | 1960-1969 | 1970-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-2009 | 2010-2019 | Individual Movements
General Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 | Part 12 | Part 13 | Part 14 | Part 15 | Part 16 | Part 17
Systematic Discussions:
Part 1: Kyrie | Part 2: Gloria | Part 3: Credo | Part 4: Sanctus | Part 5: Agnus Dei | Part 6: Early Recordings | Part 7: Summary
Individual Recordings:
BWV 232 - C. Abbado | BWV 232 - Anonymous | BWV 232 - G.C. Biller | BWV 232 - F. Brüggen | BWV 232 - J. Butt | BWV 232 - S. Celibidache | BWV 232 - M. Corboz | BWV 232 - A. Eby | BWV 232 - G. Enescu | BWV 232 - E. Ericson | BWV 232 - D. Fasolis | BWV 232 - J.E. Gardiner | BWV 232 - C.M. Giulini | BWV 232 - N. Harnoncourt | BWV 232 - T. Hengelbrock | BWV 232 - P/ Herreweghe | BWV 232 - R. Hickox | BWV 232 - R. Jacobs | BWV 232 - E. Jochum | BWV 232 - Ifor Jones | BWV 232 - K. Junghänel & Cantus Cölln | BWV 232 - H.v. Karajan | BWV 232 - R. King | BWV 232 - O. Klemperer | BWV 232 - S. Kuijken | BWV 232 - G. Leonhardt | BWV 232 - P. McCreesh | BWV 232 - M. Minkowski | BWV 232 - H. Müller-Bruhl | BWV 232 - S. Ozawa | BWV 232 - M. Pearlman | BWV 232 - K. Richter | BWV 232 - J. Rifkin | BWV 232 - H. Rilling | BWV 232 - H. Scherchen | BWV 232 - P. Schreier | BWV 232 - R. Shaw | BWV 232 - G. Solti | BWV 232 - M. Suzuki | BWV 232 - J. Thomas & ABS | BWV 232 - K. Thomas | BWV 232 - J.v. Veldhoven
Articles:
Mass in B Minor, BWV 232 [T. Noel Towe] | Bach’s B minor Mass on Period Instruments [D. Satz] | Like Father, Like Son [B. Pehrson]

Recordings & Discussions of Other Vocal Works: Main Page | Motets BWV 225-231 | Mass in B minor BWV 232 | Missae Breves & Sanctus BWV 233-242 | Magnificat BWV 243 | Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 | Johannes-Passion BWV 245 | Lukas-Passion BWV 246 | Markus-Passion BWV 247 | Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 | Oster-Oratorium BWV 249 | Chorales BWV 250-438 | Geistliche Lieder BWV 439-507 | AMN BWV 508-523 | Quodlibet BWV 524 | Aria BWV 1127

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