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Bach: St. Matthew Passion [Import, Box set]

Johann Sebastian Bach , Karl Richter , Münchener Bach-Orchester , Irmgard Seefried , Hertha Töpper , Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau , Münchener Bach-Chor , Antonia Fahberg , Ernst Haefliger , Kieth Engen Audio CD
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Disc 1:

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listen  1. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part One - No.1 Chorus I/II: "Kommt, ihr Töchter, helft mir klagen"Karl Richter 9:52Album Only
listen  2. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part One - No.2 Evangelist, Jesus: "Da Jesus diese Rede vollendet hatte"Karl Richter 1:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part One - No.3 Choral: "Herzliebster Jesu, was hast du verbrochen"Karl Richter 1:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part One - No.4a Evangelist: "Da versammelten sich die Hohenpriester"Karl Richter0:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part One - No.4b Chorus I/II: "Ja nicht auf das Fest"Karl Richter0:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part One - No.6 Evangelist: "Da nun Jesus war zu Bethanien"Karl Richter0:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part One - No.4d Chorus I: "Wozu dienet dieser Unrat"Karl Richter0:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part One - No.4e Evangelist, Jesus: "Da das Jesus merkete"Karl Richter 2:06$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part One - No.5 Recitative (Alto): "Du lieber Heiland du"Karl Richter 1:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part One - No.6 Aria (Alto): "Buss und Reu"Karl Richter 5:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part One - No.7 Evangelist, Judas: "Da ging hin der Zwölfen einer"Karl Richter0:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part One - No.8 Aria (Soprano): "Blute nur, du liebes Herz"Karl Richter 5:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part One - No.9a Evangelist:"Aber am ersten Tage der süssen Brot"Karl Richter0:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part One - No.9b Chorus I: "Wo willst du, dass wir dir bereiten"Karl Richter0:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part One - No.9c Evangelist, Jesus: "Er sprach: Gehet hin in die Stadt"Karl Richter 2:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part One - No.10 Choral: "Ich bin's, ich sollte büssen"Karl Richter 1:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part One - No.11 Evangelist, Jesus, Judas: "Er antwortete und sprach"Karl Richter 4:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part One - No.12 Recitative (Soprano): "Wiewohl mein Herz in Tränen schwimmt"Karl Richter 1:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part One - No.13 Aria (Soprano): "Ich will dir mein Herz schenken"Karl Richter 3:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part One - No.14 Evangelist, Jesus: "Und da sie den Lobgesang gesprochen hatten"Karl Richter 1:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part One - No.15 Choral: "Erkenne mich, mein Hüter"Karl Richter 1:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen22. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part One - No.16 Evangelist, Jesus, Petrus: "Petrus aber antwortete"Karl Richter 1:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen23. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part One - No.17 Choral: "Ich will hier bei dir stehen"Karl Richter 1:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen24. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part One - No.18 Evangelist, Jesus: "Da kam Jesus mit ihnen zu einem Hofe"Karl Richter 2:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen25. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part One - No.19 Recitative (Tenor, Chorus II): "O Schmerz! hier zittert das gequälte Herz"Karl Richter 2:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen26. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part One - No.20 Aria (Tenor): "Ich will bei meinem Jesu wachen" with Chorus: "So schlafen unsre Sünden ein"Karl Richter 5:23$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen27. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part One - No.21 Evangelist, Jesus: "Und ging hin ein wenig"Karl Richter0:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen28. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part One - No.22 Recitative (Bass): "Der Heiland fällt vor seinem Vater nieder"Karl Richter 1:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen29. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part One - No.23 Aria (Bass): "Gerne will ich mich bequemen"Karl Richter 4:46$0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 2:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part One - No.24 Evangelist, Jesus: "Und er kam zu seinen Jüngern"Karl Richter 1:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part One - No.25 Choral: "Was mein Gott will, das g'scheh allzeit"Karl Richter 1:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part One - No.26 Evangelist, Jesus, Judas: "Und er kam und fand sie aber schlafend"Karl Richter 3:07$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part One - No.27 Aria (Soprano, Alto, Chorus II): "So ist mein Jesus nun gefangen" - Chorus I/II: "Sind Blitze, sind Donner"Karl Richter 5:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part One - No.28 Evangelist, Jesus: "Und siehe, einer aus denen"Karl Richter 3:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part One - No.29 Choral: "O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde groß"Karl Richter 6:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part Two - No.30 Aria (Alto, Chorus II): "Ach nun ist mein Jesu hin"Karl Richter 3:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part Two - No.31 Evangelist: "Die aber Jesum gegriffen hatten"Karl Richter 1:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part Two - No.32 Choral: "Mir hat die Welt trüglich gericht"Karl Richter0:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part Two - No.33 Evangelist, Pontifex, Testis I/II: "Und wiewohl viel falsche Zeugen herzutraten"Karl Richter 1:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part Two - No.34 Recitative (Tenor): "Mein Jesus schweigt zu falschen Lügen stille"Karl Richter 1:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part Two - No.35 Aria (Tenor): "Geduld"Karl Richter 3:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part Two - No.36 Evangelist, Pontifex, Jesus, Chorus I/II: "Und der Hohepriester antwortete"Karl Richter 1:48$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part Two - No.36c Evangelist: "Da speieten sie aus in sein Angesicht"Karl Richter0:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part Two - No.37 Choral: "Wer hat dich so geschlagen"Karl Richter 1:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part Two - No.38a Evangelist, Ancilla I/II, Petrus: "Petrus aber sass draussen im Palast"Karl Richter0:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part Two - No.46 Chorus II: "Wahrlich, du bist auch einer von denen" - No.46 Evangelist, Petrus: "Da hub er an, sich zu verflugen"Karl Richter 1:39$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part Two - No.39 Aria (Alto): "Erbarme dich"Karl Richter 7:46Album Only
listen19. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part Two - No.40 Choral: "Bin ich gleich von dir gewichen"Karl Richter 1:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part Two - No.41a Evangelist, Judas: "Des Morgens aber hielten alle Hohepriester"Karl Richter 1:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part Two - No.41c Evangelist, Pontifex I/II: "Und er warf die Silberlinge in den Tempel"Karl Richter0:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen22. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part Two - No.42 Aria (Bass): "Gebt mir meinen Jesum wieder"Karl Richter 3:11$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen23. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part Two - No.43 Evangelist, Pilatus, Jesus: "Sie hielten aber einen Rat"Karl Richter 2:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen24. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part Two - No.44 Choral: "Befiehl du deine Wege"Karl Richter 1:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen25. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part Two - No.45 Evangelist, Pilatus, Uxor Pilati, Chorus I/II: "Auf das Fest aber hatte der Landpfleger Gewohnheit"Karl Richter 2:44$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen26. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part Two - No.46 Choral: "Wie wunderbarlich ist doch diese Strafe"Karl Richter 1:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen27. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part Two - No.47 Evangelist, Pilatus: "Der Landpfleger sagte"Karl Richter0:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen28. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part Two - No.48 Recitative (Soprano): "Er hat uns allen wohlgetan"Karl Richter 1:23$0.99  Buy MP3 


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listen  1. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part Two - No.49 Aria (Soprano): "Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben"Karl Richter 4:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part Two - No.50 Evangelist, Chorus I/II, Pilatus: "Sie schrieen aber noch mehr"Karl Richter 2:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part Two - No.51 Recitative (Alto): "Erbarm es Gott"Karl Richter 1:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part Two - No.52 Aria (Alto): "Können Tränen meiner Wangen"Karl Richter 8:03Album Only
listen  5. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part Two - No.53 Evangelist, Chorus I/II: "Da nahmen die Kriegsknechte"Karl Richter 1:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part Two - No.54 Choral: "O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden"Karl Richter 2:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part Two - No.55 Evangelist: "Und da sie ihn verspottet hatten"Karl Richter 1:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part Two - No.56 Recitative (Bass): "Ja freilich will in uns das Fleisch und Blut"Karl Richter0:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part Two - No.57 Aria (Bass): "Komm, süsses Kreuz"Karl Richter 6:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part Two - No.58 Evangelist, Chorus I/II: "Und da sie an die Stätte kamen"Karl Richter 3:37$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part Two - No.58e Evangelist: "Desgleichen schmäheten ihn auch die Mörder"Karl Richter0:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part Two - No.59 Recitative (Alto): "Ach Golgatha"Karl Richter 1:41$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part Two - No.60 Aria (Alto, Chorus II): "Sehet, Jesus hat die Hand"Karl Richter 3:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part Two - No.61 Evangelist, Jesus, Chorus I/II: "Und von der sechsten Stunde an"Karl Richter 2:59$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part Two - No.62 Choral: "Wenn ich einmal soll scheiden"Karl Richter 2:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part Two - No.63 Evangelist, Chorus I/II: "Und siehe da, der Vorhang im Tempel zerriss"Karl Richter 2:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part Two - No.63c Evangelist: "Und es waren viel Weiber da"Karl Richter 1:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part Two - No.64 Recitative (Bass): "Am Abend, da es kühle war"Karl Richter 2:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part Two - No.65 Aria (Bass): "Mache dich, mein Herze, rein"Karl Richter 7:09Album Only
listen20. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part Two - No.66 Evangelist, Chorus I/II, Pilatus: "Und Joseph nahm den Leib"Karl Richter 2:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part Two - No.67 Recitative (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass, Chorus II): "Nun ist der Herr zur Ruh gebracht"Karl Richter 2:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen22. J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 / Part Two - No.68 Chorus I/II: "Wir setzen uns mit Tränen nieder"Karl Richter 6:28$0.99  Buy MP3 


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  • Performer: Irmgard Seefried, Hertha Töpper, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Münchener Bach-Chor, Antonia Fahberg, et al.
  • Orchestra: Münchener Bach-Orchester
  • Conductor: Karl Richter
  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Audio CD (January 2, 2001)
  • SPARS Code: ADD
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Import, Box set
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  • Label: Archiv Produktion
  • ASIN: B000058BGV
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
As for the recording, well, it's classic. It's survived the test of time. Right now Gardiner's period/HIP style recording is all the rage, and you can get it individually (Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Rolfe Johnson, Bonney, von Otter, Chance, Crook; Gardiner) or as part of a very nicely priced box set (Sacred Masterpieces / Cantatas).

But I'm one of those blockheads who still like the traditional way, as embodied in this recording by Richter, better. I imagine quite a few potential buyers have been put off by the price, but I have great news for those people. The exact same recording is available in a box set with Bach's St. John Passion, Christmas Oratorio, Mass in B minor, and Magnificat, all by Richter, for less money than this recording alone: Bach: Sacred Masterpieces.

(I'm a big fan of capitalism, but it certainly has mysteries no less profound than those of Byzantine theology.)
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23 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bach in the best German Tradition October 5, 2004
Format:Audio CD
I sing with Bach Festival in Winter Park, Florida and recently was talking with the director, Dr. John Sinclair. He has taken classes with Dr. Mons, the leading German authority on the music of Bach. Dr. Mons says, "The English are wonderful, but they don't know Bach." It seems that they simply do not understand structures and tempi. The point is that Richter was a Lutheran pastor's son. He understood Bach and Lutheran theology. His tempi may seem slow, but they underline the texts and make the structures clear. In other words, Richter is right. If you want to hear Bach in the authentic German tradition listen to Richter's recordings of the Mass in B Minor, The St Matthew Passion, the Weinachten Oratorium, the Mozart Requiem, and the St John Passion, plus any of the many cantata recordings. They emerge as revelations compared to the many recordings that are available today.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Richter vs. Richter - In the white trunks ... April 1, 2014
By Phil P.
Format:Audio CD
Just to be clear, the recording under which I am posting this review is Richter’s first studio recording of the St. Matthew from 1958. He remade it in 1979. I’m not going to make a pitch for Richter, but assuming you’re already interested in his St. Matthew, which one should you buy? I’ve known the 1958 recording since the LP days and before there even was a second. The 1979 version was the first to come out on CD, which was when I first heard it. I’ve always preferred the first, but sentiment may have played a role there. Recently, not having heard either recording in some years, I decided to listen to both versions on successive nights. Here are my impressions, which I hope some will find helpful.

First, Richter’s interpretation changed very little in 20 years. Richter II is some 6 minutes longer, but considering that Richter I is already 198 minutes the difference is insignificant. There are only a couple of numbers where I thought the difference in tempo was important. First, the opening chorus went from a duration of 9:52 to 11:26. I think that’s really too slow; even Furtwangler did it in 8:08. Also, the choral singing is murkier in Richter II. On the other hand the soprano aria Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben in Richter I is perhaps a little too fast. For once even John Eliot Gardiner’s version is slower. When you’re faster than Gardiner maybe you have a problem.

But in the end it comes down to the soloists. I’ve always preferred Ernst Haefliger’s Evangelist to Richter II’s Peter Schreier, whose somewhat pale tenor voice I’ve never liked. That said, Schreier gives an intensely dramatic and committed performance that gets better and better as the work progresses until eventually I forgot my dislike of his voice. From my point of view that makes it a draw.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Goldilocks and the St. Matthew Passion January 12, 2014
By Bob
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I have several different performances of this work.

I think the Gardiner is too fast--the performers are all outstanding, but you lose the heft of what is going on from the fleeting tempos and lightness of the period ensemble. Herreweghe does better, but the chamber treatment still makes it seem like more of a curiosity than a masterpiece.

Klemperer messes it up in the opposite direction. Orchestra is too big, choir is too big, tempo is too slow--more than enough time to do a complete analysis of every chord, trill, and passing tone. Ugh.

Richter and his crew gets it just right--clear, somber, moving. This one should be the standard.
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