The Art of Irmgard Seefried – Vol. 11: Cantatas & Oratorios
Irmgard Seefried
Label
DG
Catalogue No.
4807237
Barcode
00028948072378
Format
1-CD
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JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Cantata, ‘Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten’, BWV 202*
Festival Strings Lucerne
Rudolf Baumgartner

St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 (selections)
Münchener Bach-Chor
Münchener Chorknaben

Münchener Bach-Orchester
Karl Richter

JOSEPH HAYDN
Die Schöpfung, Hob. XXI:2 (selections)
Berliner Philharmoniker
Igor Markevitch

CHARLES GOUNOD
Messe solennelle de Ste Cécile: Gloria in excelsis
Czech Philharmonic Chorus & Orchestra
Igor Markevitch

Irmgard Seefried, soprano

*FIRST RELEASE ON CD

Recording information

Executive Producer: Prof. Dr. Hans Hickmann (Bach: St. Matthew Passion)
Recording Producers: Hans Ritter (Bach: Cantata, BWV 202); Karl-Heinz Schneider (Bach: St. Matthew Passion); Wolfgang Lohse (Haydn); Hans Weber (Gounod)
Balance Engineers: Gerhard Henjes (Bach: Cantata, BWV 202); Werner Wolf (Bach: St. Matthew Passion); Alfred Steinke (Haydn); Günter Hermanns (Gounod)
Recording Locations: Schloss Klessheim, Salzburg, Austria, 2 August 1959 (Bach: Cantata, BWV 202); Herkules-Saal, Munich, Germany, June–August 1958 (Bach: St. Matthew Passion); Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin, Germany, 6–11 May 1955 (Haydn); Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic, June 1965 (Gounod)

Reviews

‘This is a sumptuously produced recording of the ‘St. Matthew Passion’ … Seefried’s fresh and clear soprano is invaluable in her arias’ (Bach: St. Matthew Passion) Gramophone

‘a grand performance … I cannot too highly recommend this splendid issue’ (Haydn) Gramophone

‘downright exquisite’ (Gounod) Fanfare