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Mass in B minor BWV 232

Conducted by Hermann Scherchen

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Bach: Mass in B minor

Mass in B minor BWV 232

Hermann Scherchen

Wiener Akademie Kammerchor / Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Sopranos: Emmy Loose & Hilde Geske; Contralto: Gertrud Burgsthaler-Schuster; Tenor: Anton Dermota; Bass: Alfred Poell

Westminster (J) / Tahra

Oct 1950

2-CD / TT: 124:17

1st recording of Mass in B minor by H. Scherchen. Recorded at Mozartsaal, Vienna, Austria.
Buy this album at:

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Bach: Mass in B Minor

 

Mass in B minor BWV 232

Hermann Scherchen

Wiener Akademie Kammerchor / Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Soprano: Pierrette Alarie; Contralto: Nan Merriman; Tenor: Leopold Simoneau; Bass: Gustav Neidlinger

Westminster / MCA Classics / Deutsche Grammophon

Apr, Jun 1959

2-CD / TT: 134:41

2nd recording of Mass in B minor BWV 232 by H. Scherchen. Recorded at Konzethaus, Mozartsaal, Vienna, Austria.
Buy this album at: Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.com | Amazon.de

Scherchenís Mass in B minor

Riccardo Nughes wrote (March 29, 2002):
In april Westminster label will reissue H.Scherchen's recording of Bach Mass in B minor

471 253-2 Hermann Scherchen
Westminster 2 CD
Bach: Mass in B minor - Scherchen

(Source : DG website)

Bradley Lehmann wrote (March 29, 2002):
[To Riccardo Nughes] That's good news. What's their planned price range? When I got it on CD in '89 or '90 it was in the MCA Classics Double Decker series...less than $12 USD for the two discs. Definitely worth that and more. Scherchen's SJP, Mozart Requiem, and some of the Beethoven symphonies were available in that series as well.

Robert Sherman wrote (March 29, 2002):
[To Bradley Lehman] Will they do his 1954 Messiah?

Riccardo Nughes wrote (March 29, 2002):
Bradley Lehman wrote:
< That's good news. What's their planned price range? >
Mid-price.

When I got it on CD in '89 or '90 it was in the MCA Classics Double Decker series...less than $12 USD for the two discs. Definitely worth that and more. Scherchen's SJP, Mozart Requiem, and some of the Beethoven symphonies were available in that series as well.

Mozart's Requiem has been reprinted too :
> http://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005LMW0

Beethoven's coming out in april :
http://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005OLDP

Other titles are :
471 268-2 Hermann Scherchen
Westminster
Mahler: Symphony No.5 - Scherchen

471 276-2 Hermann Scherchen
Westminster
Händel: Water Music; Torelli / Vivaldi / Handel: Trumpet Concertos - Delmotte / Haneuse / VSOO / Scherchen

471 263-2 Hermann Scherchen
Westminster
Mahler: Symphony No.7 - Scherchen

471 265-2 Hermann Scherchen
Westminster
Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kijé; Scythian Suite / Khachaturian: Gayaneh Ballet Suite - Scherchen

+ Mahler 1st Symphony : http://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005OLDQ/

+ Händel's Messiah (I don't know if it is the mono or the stereo recording.)

 

Scherchen's Bach

Kevin Parent wrote (May 23, 2005):
My Scherchen Mass and St. John Passion are still the old MCA Double Deccas (the cd trays are long gone though). I know they've been reissued since and have heard that the more recent transfer of the Mass is different but isn't a great transfer itself. Can anyone suggest whether it's worth replacing? Is there a good transfer somewhere else, or should I just keep mine and wait? And how about the SJP? Listening to it today while doing some back-to-back comparisons with other recordings of the work, it does sound quite flat.

Thanks,

 

Scherchen first Mass (1950): available in CD?

Mathias Girel wrote (November 19, 2005):
Does anyone know where I could find this recording of BWV232 (I am looking for the 1950 1st recording not the 1959 one)?
http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Performers/Scherchen-Rec2.htm

Is it, or was it, really available in CD? I'd be very grateful for any help, on or off-line

Thanks again to Aryeh for his tremendous work of cataloguing!

Aryeh Oron wrote (November 20, 2005):
[To Mathis Girel] Thanks for your kind words. Yes, this recording is available on CD.
I bought it couple of years ago from HMV Japan and it is still listed in their catalogue.
See: http://www.hmv.co.jp/product/detail.asp?sku=237937
The Japanese transfer is excellent and the rendition is mesmerising. I wrote about it in a review of the early recordings of the MBM.
See: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/VD/BWV232-Part6.htm

Mathias Girel wrote (November 21, 2005):
[To Aryeh Oron] Thanks a lot Aryeh!

You definitely have a Bach museum at home! I had missed this reference since the website is in japanese and the page was not available directly in english.

I have read tantalizing reviews by a critique, here (André Tuboeuf), comparing the two versions, the 1950 and the later one, with a marked preference for the first. And your own review makes it even more attractive.

Thanks again!

Kevin Parent wrote (November 22, 2005):
I ordered Scherchen's first from amazon.co.jp about a month ago and am still waiting, so I might give hmv.co.jp a try. Ironically, I have an order of Masses already waiting with them, this time being held up by Coates' version.

Since we're talking about Masses and Japan, and since I've seen no metnion of this here or on the cantatas list, HMV-Japan also has a DVD of the Richter video performance of the Mass up for pre-order. You'll need the right region (Japan is 2, like Europe, but I don't know how this particular disc will be encoded) and, perhaps more importantly, you'll need either a PAL-equiped TV or a DVD player that'll convert.

Mathias Girel wrote (November 23, 2005):
[To Kevin Parent] Thanks a lot for this information!

My own cd should be here by Nov 24, it seems to be rather short but let's see!,,,

I already have much from Richter (Passions, cantatas...) but it's good to know that there are DVDs available. I hope the transfer is good!

 

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] | Bachís B minor Mass on Period Instruments [D. Satz] | Like Father, Like Son [B. Pehrson]

Hermann Scherchen: Short Biography | Wiener Akademie Kammerchor | Vienna State Opera Orchestra
RecordingsOF Vocal Works:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Recordings of Non-Vocal Works | General Discussions
Individual Recordings:
BWV 232 - Scherchen | BWV 244 - Scherchen | Review Scherchen AoF

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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