J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

St. John Passion

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Karl Richter
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Munchener Bach Orchester - Munchener Bach Choir
Instrumentation:Choir
Orchestra
Individual Works:St. John Passion, BWV 245
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Deutsche Grammophon
Catalog Number:453 007-2
Year Released/Recorded:1964
Total Playing Time:2h8m57s
Comments:Comments from ES:
Karl Richter's 1964 recording re-issued by d.g. on a 2-cd set with "0riginal-image bit-processing" which sounds clear and very good. Richter, as always, is very impressive. Personal taste: like Rolfe-Johnson better as evangelist.
Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Marc van Dongen
  • Ehud Shiloni
Date First Submitted:03/07/1997