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Magnificat in D major BWV 243
Recordings - Part 2

Recordings: 1900-1949 | 1950-1959 | 1960-1969 | 1970-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-2009 | 2010-2019 | BWV 243a | Individual Movements

Complete Recordings 1950-1959

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6

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

 

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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7

J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D major

Magnificat BWV 243 [32:24]

Walter Reinhart

Reinhart Chorus of Zürich & Winterthur Mixed Chorus / Winterthur City Orchestra

Soprano: Maria Stader; Contralto: Elsa Cavelti; Tenor: Ernst Haefliger; Bass: Hermann Schey
Organ: Karl Matthaei; Harpsichord: Touty Hunziker-Druey

Concert Hall MMS-31

May 1950

10" / TT: 32:24

Recorded live at the Third International Bach Festival at Schaffhausen, Switzerland.

8

J.S. Bach: Magnificat [LP]
PELLIZZARI CENT'ANNI [CD]

 

Magnificat in D major, BWV 243 []

Antonio Pellizzari

Orchestra e Coro della Scuola di Arzignano (Chorus Master: Mario Trevisiol)

Soprano I: Jacqueline Delman; Soprano II: Genevra Vivante; Contralto: Claudia Carbi; Tenor: Alfredo Nobile; Bass: Marcello Cortis

Fonit- Fonodisco Italiano Trevisan Nilano
Sipario Dischi

Oct 14, 1951

LP / TT:
CD / TT:

 

9

J.S. Bach: Cantata 63, Christen, ätzet diesen Tag, and the Magnificat [CS-2]

 

Magnificat in D major, BWV 243 []

Günther Ramin

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Anna Maria Augenstein; Alto: Lotte Wolf-Matthäus; Tenor: Rolf Apreck; Bass: Hans Krämer

Schola Antiqua GR-2

Nov 29, 1952

CD / TT:

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Germany. These are informal recordings, courtesy of Dr. Dieter Ramin, Günther’s son; they are generally available for the first time.
2nd recording of Magnificat BWV 243 by G. Ramin.
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10

Bach: Magnificat BWV 243; Wedding Cantata BWV 202; Cantata BWV 51 (Herbert Von Karajan 1946-1956)
Karajan in Italy, Vol. 1
[V-6]

 
 

Magnificat BWV 243 [30:31 / 30:28]

Herbert von Karajan

Coro e Orchestra Sinfonica della Rai di Roma (Chorus Master: Nino Antonellini)

Soprano: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf; Contralto: Oralia Dominguez, Tenor: Nicolai Gedda; Bass: Giorgio Tadeo

Archipel ARPCD-0237
Dynamic CDS-703

Dec 12, 1953

CD / TT: 75:29
MP3 / TT: 75:29
CD / TT: 62:47
MP3 / TT: 62:49

Recorded live in Rome, Italy.
1st recording of Magnificat BWV 243 by H.v. Karajan.
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11

J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D major

Magnificat in D major, BWV 243 []

Rolf Reinhardt

Radio Stuttgart Chorus / Paris Philharmonic Orchestra

Soprano: Friederike Sailer, Mezzo-soprano: Lotte Wolf-Matthäus, Contralto: Hetty Plümacher, Tenor: Johannes Feyerabend, Bass: Bruno Müller

Vox

1954

10" LP / TT:

 

12

Vivaldi: Gloria / Bach: Magnificat / Handel: Zadok the Priest & My heart is inditing

Magnificat in D major, BWV 243 [29:05]

Geraint Jones

Geraint Jones Singers & Orchestra

Soprano: Ilse Wolf; Alto: Helen Watts; Tenor: Richard Lewis; Bass: Thomas Hemsley

HMV Classics

Dec 1, 1955

CD / TT: 77:19

 

13

J.S. Bach: Magnificat / D. Buxtehude: Cantatas, Fugue [V-1]

Magnificat in D major, BWV 243 []

Pièrre Colombo

St. Anthony Singers / Kalmar Chamber Orchestra

Soprano: Eileen McLoughlin; Mezzo-soprano: Heather Harper; Counter-tenor: Alfred Deller; Tenor: Wilfred Brown; Baritone: Maurice Bevan
Dr Thornton Lofthouse (Harpsichord); Denis Vaughan (Organ)

L'Oiseau-Lyre OLS-127

1955

LP / TT:

 

14

J.S. Bach: Magnificat BWV 243

Magnificat in D major, BWV 243 []

Kurt Redel

Choeurs Philippe Caillard / Pro Arte Orchestra Munich

Soprano: Antonia Fahberg; Alto: Margarethe Bence; Tenor: Helmut Krebs; Bass: Peter Roth

Westminster / Erato

May 1, 1956

LP / TT:

Recorded at Église Saint-Eustache, Paris, France.
1st recording of Magnificat BWV 243 by K. Redel.

15

J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV 31 & Magnificat BWV 243 [L-3]
J.S. Bach: Magnificat; Kantata BWV 31 (Osterkantate)
[C-3]
J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D major, BWV 243; Cantata BWV 31: Der Himmel lacht"; Easter Oratorio, BWV 249
[B-1]

 
 

Magnificat in D major, BWV 243 [26:58]

Marcel Couraud

L'ensemble vocal et instrumental de Stuttgart (Stuttgarter Chor und Orchester)

Soprano: Friederike Sailer; Contralto: Margarethe Bence; Tenor: Fritz Wunderlich (pseudonym "Werner S. Braun" on LP); Bass: August Messthaler

Les Discophiles Français / Philips
Philips 4800217
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Decca Eloquence: 4803689

Jul 1956

LP / TT:
CD / TT: 58:04
MP3 / TT: 47:54
2-CD / TT: 93:02

Recorded at SDR Studio, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
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16

J.S. Bach: Magnificat in D; Cantata No. 50 [L-9]
J.S. Bach: Magnificat / Cantatas BWV 50, 70
[C-3]

 
 

Magnificat in D major BWV 243 [29:40]

Felix Prohaska

Wiener Kammerchor / Wiener Kammerochester
Choir & Orchestra of the Vienna State Opera

Sopranos: Mimi Coertse, Margarete Sjöstedt; Alto: Hilde Rössel-Majdan; Tenor: Anton Dermota; Bass: Frederick Guthrie

Bach Guild BG-555 (1958)
Bach Guild BGS-5005 (1958)
Bach Guild HM-22SD (1973)
Qualiton LPX-1094 (1962)
Vanguard Classics OVC-2010

Jun 1957

LP / TT: 33:34
LP / TT: 33:34
LP / TT: 33:34
LP / TT: 33:34
CD / TT: 62:40

Recorded at Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria.
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17

Bach: Magnificat

Magnificat in D major, BWV 243 []

Hans Grischkat

Schwäbischer Singkreis Stuttgart / Bach-Orchester Stuttgart

Soprano: Ruth-Margret Pütz; Alto: Hertha Töpper; Tenor: Gerhard Unger; Bass: Theo Adam
Flutes: Karl-Heinz Zöller, Gertrud Müller-Crone; Oboe d'amore: Horst Schneider; Trumpet: Rolf Quinque; Organ: Eva Hölderlin

Opera / Eurodisc

1957

LP / TT:

 

18

Bach Made in Germany Vol. 2 - Cantatas II

Magnificat in D major, BWV 243 [31:48]

Kurt Thomas

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Agnes Giebel; Alto: Marga Höffgen; Tenor: Hans-Joachim Rotzsch; Bass: Hermann Prey

Berlin / Leipzig Classics
Eterna

Jun, Dec 1959

CD / TT:
LP / TT:

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Germany.
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19

Bach: Easter Oratorio - Magnificat: Ormandy – Bernstein [V-1]

 

Magnificat BWV 243 [31:10]

Leonard Bernstein

Schola Cantorum (Director: High Ross) / New York Philharmonic Orchestra

Soprano I: Lee Venora; Soprano II: Jennie Tourel; Counter-tenor: Russell Oberlin; Tenor: Charles Bressler; Bass: Norman Farrow

Sony Classical

Dec 18, 1959

CD / TT: 72:15

Recorded at CBS 30th Street Studios, New York City, New York, USA.
1st recording of Magnificat BWV 243 by L. Bernstein.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (December 2000 - May 2013)
Thanks to contributors: Rudolf Bayer (October 2003), Wayne Davies (August 2006), John Grayovski (October 2006), Hou Fang-Lin, Matthias Hansen (June 2008), Tutomu Nagamiya
(June 2008), Riccardo Nughes (September 2001, July 2003), Kevin Parent (October 2005), Walter Roth (June 2008), Burke Smith (July 2005, October 2005), Roland Wörner (December 2003), Teri Noel Towe (May 2007)

Magnificats BWV 243 & BWV 243a: Details
Recordings: 1900-1949 | 1950-1959 | 1960-1969 | 1970-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-2009 | 2010-2019 | BWV 243a | Individual Movements
General Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Systematic Discussions: BWV 243 | BWV 243a
Individual Recordings:
BWV 243 - E. Haïm | BWV 243 - N. Harnoncourt | BWV 243a - T. Hengelbrock | BWV 243 - P. McCreesh | BWV 243 - J. Rifkin | BWV 243 - H. Rilling | BWV 243 - R. Shaw | BWV 243 - M. Suzuki | BWV 243a - P. Herreweghe

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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