World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article
 

Münchener Bach-Orchester

Münchener Bach-Chor is a mixed choir for concert and oratorio in Munich. Performances, international tours and recordings with Karl Richter and the Münchener Bach-Orchester made the choir internationally known.

History

Heinrich-Schütz-Kreis

The choir was founded after World War II by Wilhelm Kamlah as Heinrich-Schütz-Kreis at the Protestant church St. Markus in Munich. The group introduced the music of the Protestant Heinrich Schütz to the predominantly Catholic Munich. The choir was later directed by Michael Schneider. In 1951 Karl Richter took over.[1]

Münchener Bach-Chor

In 1954 the choir was named Münchener Bach-Chor, and the focus shifted to the regular performance of Johann Sebastian Bach's works. Richter conducted several broadcasts, television productions and recordings, frequently with the Münchener Bach-Orchester that he had founded in 1953 of members of Munich orchestras and teachers of the Hochschule für Musik.

Hanns-Martin Schneidt was the choir's Artistic Director from 1984 to 2001. In 2005 conductor and organist Hansjörg Albrecht was chosen as his successor.[1]

Repertoire

The choir of about 80 voices performs cantatas, oratorios, Passions and a cappella music. Works of Johann Sebastian Bach dominate the repertoire, such as recordings of 75 Bach cantatas,[2] They recorded Bach's Mass in B minor also with Hans-Martin Schneidt and his Christmas Oratorio in 2005 with Peter Schreier as both conductor and the Evangelist.

Works of other composers from Baroque to contemporary are performed as well. The choir has collaborated with conductors such as Bruno Weil, Leonard Bernstein and Oleg Caetani, with the Ballet of John Neumeier and with the Bayerisches Staatsorchester. In a concert for Bach's 260th anniversary of death, the choir performed Bernstein's Chichester Psalms and Louis Vierne's Messe solennelle for choir and two organs, op. 16, and Charles-Marie Widor's Mass for two choirs, two organs and brass, op. 36.[3]

References

External links

  • Münchener Bach-Chor website
  • Münchener Bach-Chor Verband Deutscher KonzertChöre (Association of German Concert Choirs, in German)
  • Münchener Bach-Chor kulturmarken.de (in German)
  • Münchener Bach-Chor BSArtist Management
  • Münchener Bach-Chor Heidelberger Frühling, International Festival
  • Münchener Bach-Chor on bach-cantatas
  • Hansjörg Albrecht (in German)
  • WorldCat
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.