J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Magnificat in D Major

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Leonard Bernstein
Accompaniment/Orchestra:New York Philharmonic
Soloists:Russell Oberlin, counter tenor
Instrumentation:Choir
Orchestra
Vocal
Individual Works:Magnificat BWV 243
Easter Oratorio BWV 249
Format:Vinyl Record
Record Label:Sony Classical
Year Released/Recorded:1961?
Total Playing Time:30 minutes
Comments:Ko Unoki said:

Although Bernstein's approach to the music can certainly not be called "authentic", his interpretation nevertheless lets loose the full drama of the music and the emphasis on the bass section melody especially in the "Omnes Generationes"shows his understanding of the essence of Bach.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Ko Unoki
Date First Submitted:06/04/1998