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Eugen Jochum

Eugen Jochum - Choral Recordings on Philips (13CD)

Eugen Jochum’s complete recordings of choral / sacred music for Philips collected together for the first time. Includes the rare Rudolf Mengelberg Magnificat.

This Eloquence box is offered as a companion to Jochum’s complete orchestral recordings for Philips. It is enhanced by some of the finest Bach singers of their day – Ernst Haefliger, Walter Berry and Agnes Giebel notable among them – and the superb principals of the Concertgebouw such as Han de Vries (oboe), Hubert Barwahser (flute) and Anner Bijlsma (cello), all of whom went on to pursue careers as solo-musicians. The Christmas Oratorio and The Creation feature the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and local choirs, with whom Jochum had enjoyed a fruitful relationship since becoming their principal conductor in 1949.

åNiek Nelissen provides the insightful notes, including fascinating observations surrounding the recording sessions, and the booklet is enhanced with several rare photographs.

“This performance is shaped by a first-class musician. The choral lines, as for example in the great fugue of the Kyrie, are moulded with loving care … The orchestra is unfailingly eloquent, and special praise is due to the various instrumental soloists.” High Fidelity, October 1958 (Bach: Mass in B minor)

“A soft gently and dignified approach to the score that stresses its contemplative aspects.” Choral Music on Record, 1991 (Bach: Mass in B minor)

“Jochum has apparently chosen the ‘big’ approach. And yet, despite the size of his performing bodies, he has avoided the pitfall of having them get lost in a mass of sound, by the expedient of keeping them moving.” Stereo Review, December 1958 (Bach: Mass in B minor)

TRACK LIST
CDs 1–2
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685–1750)
  1. Mass in B minor, BWV 232
  2. Lois Marshall, soprano I
  3. Hertha Töpper, soprano II
  4. Peter Pears, tenor
  5. Kim Borg, Hans Braun, bass
  6. Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
  7. EUGEN JOCHUM

CDs 3–5
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685–1750)
  1. Matthäus-Passion, BWV 244 (St. Matthew Passion)
  2. Ernst Haefliger, tenor (Evangelist)
  3. Walter Berry, bass (Jesus)
  4. Agnes Giebel, soprano
  5. Marga Höffgen, alto
  6. John van Kesteren, tenor (arias)
  7. Franz Crass, Leo Ketelaars, bass (arias)
  8. Netherlands Radio Chorus
  9. Boys’ Chorus of St. Willibrord’s, Amsterdam
  10. Concertgebouworkest
  11. EUGEN JOCHUM

CDs 6–7
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685–1750)
  1. Johannes-Passion, BWV 245 (St. John Passion)
  2. Ernst Haefliger, tenor (Evangelist)
  3. Walter Berry, bass (Jesus)
  4. Agnes Giebel, soprano (arias & Ancilla)
  5. Marga Höffgen, alto (arias)
  6. Alexander Young, tenor (arias & Servus)
  7. Franz Crass, bass (arias & Petrus, Pilatus)
  8. Netherlands Radio Chorus
  9. Concertgebouworkest
  10. EUGEN JOCHUM

CDs 8–10
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685–1750)
  1. Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248 (Christmas Oratorio)
  2. Elly Ameling, soprano (arias & Engel)
  3. Brigitte Fassbaender, alto (arias)
  4. Horst R. Laubenthal, tenor (arias & Evangelist)
  5. Hermann Prey, bass (arias & Herodes)
  6. Tölzer Knabenchor
  7. Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
  8. EUGEN JOCHUM

CDs 11–12
JOSEPH HAYDN (1732–1809)
  1. Die Schöpfung, Hob. XXI:2 (The Creation)
  2. Agnes Giebel, soprano (Gabriel, Eva)
  3. Waldemar Kmentt, tenor (Uriel)
  4. Gottlob Frick, bass (Raphael, Adam)
  5. Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
  6. EUGEN JOCHUM

RUDOLF MENGELBERG (1892–1959)
  1. Magnificat
  2. Annie Woud, alto
  3. Concertgebouworkest
  4. EUGEN JOCHUM

CD 13
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN (1770–1827)
  1. Missa solemnis, Op. 123
  2. Agnes Giebel, soprano
  3. Marga Höffgen, alto
  4. Ernst Haefliger, tenor
  5. Karl Ridderbusch, bass
  6. Netherlands Radio Chorus
  7. Concertgebouworkest
  8. EUGEN JOCHUM