CDs and DVDs

with the Bavarian Radio Chorus

 

This is a selection of current CD and DVD publications.

Latest

Mozart – Mass in C Minor, KV 427 (with introduction)

Although incomplete, Mozart's Mass in C minor, written in 1782, ranks as one of the outstanding Mass settings in European music history. This CD is thus the first recording of the definitive version of this new and intelligently edited reconstruction of Mozart's Mass in C minor. An introduction to the work is also included, now enabling this masterpiece to be approached from new perspectives.

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Gounod – Le tribut de Zamora

Gounod tackled the operatic genre for the last time in 1881 with what is probably his most ambitious work, "Le Tribut de Zamora". The action takes place in ninth-century Spain. Here Gounod was given an opportunity to display his talents as an orchestrator and colourist in an exotic setting. He produced an epic in the tradition of French grand opéra, with numerous ensembles and showpiece airs. Despite an unequivocal success on its first run, "Le Tribut de Zamora" sank into oblivion within a few short years.

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Bach – Motets

To this day, for any choir, Bach's motets represent a special artistic and interpretive challenge. The Bavarian Radio Chorus under its artistic director Howard Arman has now recorded a selection of Bach's most famous motets: Jesu, meine Freude ("Jesus, my joy") BWV 227, Singet dem Herr ein neues Lied ("Sing to the Lord a new song") BWV 225, Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf ("The Spirit gives aid to our weakness") BWV 226, Fürchte dich nicht ("Do not be afraid”) BWV 228, and Komm, Jesu, komm ("Come, Jesus, come") BWV 229.

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Haitink conducts Mahler's Third Symphony

This CD received the BBC award in the categories “Recording of the Year” and “Orchestral Award”. Gustav Mahler's Third Symphony still ranks today as one of the greatest and most powerful creations of the Late Romantic period. This huge symphony is longer and more monumental than the others and contains texts from the collection of poems by Clemens Brentano and Achim von Arnim entitled “Des Knaben Wunderhorn”. The solo parts are sung by Gerhild Romberger.

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Mahler – Symphony No. 2

Gustav Mahler's Second Symphony, also referred to as the "Resurrection Symphony", is a complete expression of Mahler’s existential struggle; both its form and its overpowering sound make this utterly clear. This live recording from 20011 is performed by the Chor and Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks under its chief conductor Mariss Jansons with the two singers Anja Harteros and Bernarda Fink.

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More Christmas Surprises

The new collection of "Christmas Suprises" with the Bavarian Radio Chorus and the Munich Radio Orchestra. Howard Arman combined and arranged melodies both familiar and unfamiliar, young and old. It reflects the richness and diversity of the Christmas repertoire, ranging from traditional carols from all over Europe, to music of the American swing era.

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Rossini: Stabat mater

150 years after the composer's death the Bavarian Radio Chorus and the Munich Radio Orchestra under the direction of Howard Arman present a recording of Gioachino Rossinis "Stabat mater". Rossini composed choral music only occasionally. The little he did compose, however, has benefitted from a precise and deeply felt lyrical interpretation, a mastery that was honed at musical theatres. After his spectacular farewell from the world of the opera he created the "Stabat mater" in the years 1831/32 and 1838-41. It was performed complete for the first time in Paris on 7 January 1842 with great success.

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Rupert Huber: ruh-i-gulab / Mein Venedig

Rupert Huber conducts Rupert Huber (I). In recent years this composer-conductor has often performed his own works with the BR Chorus, opening the ears of audiences and singers alike to music that is anything but commonplace. In their ideas and sounds his words venture not only into the world of distant cultures and regions but into great literature and world religions.

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Rupert Huber: Nachklang – Rose

Rupert Huber conducts Rupert Huber (II). In recent years this composer-conductor has often performed his own works with the BR Chorus, opening the ears of audiences and singers alike to music that is anything but commonplace. In their ideas and sounds his words venture not only into the world of distant cultures and regions but into great literature and world religions.

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Giuseppe Verdi: Luisa Miller

Ivan Repušić made his debut as Chief Conductor of the Münchner Rundfunkorchester on September 24, 2017 at the city’s Prinzregententheater with a concert performance of Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Luisa Miller" with the Bavarian Radio Chorus. The Latvian soprano Marina Rebeka – the orchestra’s Artist in Residence during the 2017/18 season – was successfully engaged for the title role of the tragic opera, based on Friedrich Schiller's "Kabale und Liebe". This highlight of the Munich music scene last autumn has been released by BR-KLASSIK as a double CD.

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Gustav Mahler: Symphonies 1 - 9

The Bavarian Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra plays all the symphonies of Gustav Mahler in this collection with a total of 11 CDs. The conductors were Mariss Jansons and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Bernard Haitink, Daniel Harding and Sir Colin Davis. The performances were recorded live between 1996 and 2016 in the Philharmonie im Gasteig and the Herkulessaal of the Munich Residenz, and most of them are recent.

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Rachmaninov – The Bells / Mariss Jansons

Two large symphonic works by the Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninov can be experienced on a CD from BR-KLASSIK. It offers a live recording of “The Bells” and “Symphonic Dances” with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and Mariss Jansons. Live recordings of concerts in Munich, January 2016 and January 2017.

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Mendelssohn – Psalms

An exciting combination of four large psalms with soloists, choir and orchestra, and the famous prayer “Give us Thy blessed peace” by Martin Luther. The Bavarian Radio Chorus and renowned soloists present Mendelssohn’s masterpieces under the direction of Howard Arman in an impressively clear interpretation with finely tuned sound.

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Mariss Jansons – Portrait

The CD box set “Mariss Jansons – A Portrait”, released by BR-KLASSIK, contains a total of five CDs offering a representative cross-section of the classical symphonic repertoire – and of the repertoire for which the chief conductor of the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks’s outstanding interpretative qualities have been highly praised again and again.

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Composer/Work

Mozart – Mass in C Minor, KV 427 (with introduction)

Although incomplete, Mozart's Mass in C minor, written in 1782, ranks as one of the outstanding Mass settings in European music history. This CD is thus the first recording of the definitive version of this new and intelligently edited reconstruction of Mozart's Mass in C minor. An introduction to the work is also included, now enabling this masterpiece to be approached from new perspectives.

read more order now

Gounod – Le tribut de Zamora

Gounod tackled the operatic genre for the last time in 1881 with what is probably his most ambitious work, "Le Tribut de Zamora". The action takes place in ninth-century Spain. Here Gounod was given an opportunity to display his talents as an orchestrator and colourist in an exotic setting. He produced an epic in the tradition of French grand opéra, with numerous ensembles and showpiece airs. Despite an unequivocal success on its first run, "Le Tribut de Zamora" sank into oblivion within a few short years.

read more

Bach – Motets

To this day, for any choir, Bach's motets represent a special artistic and interpretive challenge. The Bavarian Radio Chorus under its artistic director Howard Arman has now recorded a selection of Bach's most famous motets: Jesu, meine Freude ("Jesus, my joy") BWV 227, Singet dem Herr ein neues Lied ("Sing to the Lord a new song") BWV 225, Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf ("The Spirit gives aid to our weakness") BWV 226, Fürchte dich nicht ("Do not be afraid”) BWV 228, and Komm, Jesu, komm ("Come, Jesus, come") BWV 229.

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Haitink conducts Mahler's Third Symphony

This CD received the BBC award in the categories “Recording of the Year” and “Orchestral Award”. Gustav Mahler's Third Symphony still ranks today as one of the greatest and most powerful creations of the Late Romantic period. This huge symphony is longer and more monumental than the others and contains texts from the collection of poems by Clemens Brentano and Achim von Arnim entitled “Des Knaben Wunderhorn”. The solo parts are sung by Gerhild Romberger.

read more order now

Mahler – Symphony No. 2

Gustav Mahler's Second Symphony, also referred to as the "Resurrection Symphony", is a complete expression of Mahler’s existential struggle; both its form and its overpowering sound make this utterly clear. This live recording from 20011 is performed by the Chor and Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks under its chief conductor Mariss Jansons with the two singers Anja Harteros and Bernarda Fink.

read more order now

Rossini: Stabat mater

150 years after the composer's death the Bavarian Radio Chorus and the Munich Radio Orchestra under the direction of Howard Arman present a recording of Gioachino Rossinis "Stabat mater". Rossini composed choral music only occasionally. The little he did compose, however, has benefitted from a precise and deeply felt lyrical interpretation, a mastery that was honed at musical theatres. After his spectacular farewell from the world of the opera he created the "Stabat mater" in the years 1831/32 and 1838-41. It was performed complete for the first time in Paris on 7 January 1842 with great success.

read more

Rupert Huber: ruh-i-gulab / Mein Venedig

Rupert Huber conducts Rupert Huber (I). In recent years this composer-conductor has often performed his own works with the BR Chorus, opening the ears of audiences and singers alike to music that is anything but commonplace. In their ideas and sounds his words venture not only into the world of distant cultures and regions but into great literature and world religions.

read more order now

Rupert Huber: Nachklang – Rose

Rupert Huber conducts Rupert Huber (II). In recent years this composer-conductor has often performed his own works with the BR Chorus, opening the ears of audiences and singers alike to music that is anything but commonplace. In their ideas and sounds his words venture not only into the world of distant cultures and regions but into great literature and world religions.

read more order now

Gustav Mahler: Symphonies 1 - 9

The Bavarian Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra plays all the symphonies of Gustav Mahler in this collection with a total of 11 CDs. The conductors were Mariss Jansons and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Bernard Haitink, Daniel Harding and Sir Colin Davis. The performances were recorded live between 1996 and 2016 in the Philharmonie im Gasteig and the Herkulessaal of the Munich Residenz, and most of them are recent.

read more order now

Mendelssohn – Psalms

An exciting combination of four large psalms with soloists, choir and orchestra, and the famous prayer “Give us Thy blessed peace” by Martin Luther. The Bavarian Radio Chorus and renowned soloists present Mendelssohn’s masterpieces under the direction of Howard Arman in an impressively clear interpretation with finely tuned sound.

read more order now

Händel – Occasional Oratorio

Howard Arman conducts the Bavarian Radio Chorus and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin as well as english speaking soloists at the concert in the Herkulessaal, Munich, on 11th February 2017. This concert recording is the world's first recording of the "Occasional Oratorio" according to the historically researched and edited score of the Neue Hallische Handel edition.

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Symphony No. 9 – Jansons conducts Beethoven

Hollow pathos is not his thing. For an artist like Mariss Jansons, Friedrich Schiller’s Ode “An die Freude” must have a far deeper significance, which also fully encompasses the doubt and profound hope embodied in this text. And thus, in Jansons’s recording of the Ninth Symphony, the choral finale does not degenerate to a superficial orgy of jubilation, but rather becomes a delicately balanced, wisely developed drama.

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Bach "Soli Deo Gloria" – St. John Passion – St. Matthew Passion – Mass in B minor – Christmas Oratorio

Complete Edition with the Bavarian Radio Chorus under Peter Dijkstra, together with Concerto Köln and Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin: audio recording of the four great oratorios by Bach, on a total of nine CDs. Soloists: Christina Landshamer, Karina Gauvin, Rachel Harnisch, Anke Vondung, Gerhild Romberger, Maximilian Schmitt, Julian Prédardien, Tilman Lichdi, Tareq Nazmi, Karl-Magnus Frederiksson, Michael Nagy, Krešimir Stražanac, Christian Immler.

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Bach – Mass in B Minor

The Mass in B minor, one of the greatest musical legacies of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), was written from 1724 until two years before his death, and was not premiered until 1835. In addition to the Bavarian Radio Chorus, this live recording features renowned soloists and Concerto Köln, an ensemble celebrated for its historical performance practice and a longtime partner of the Chorus. The conductor of this recording from the Munich Herkulessaal is Peter Dijkstra. Soloists: Christina Landshamer, Anke Vondung, Kenneth Tarver and Andreas Wolf.

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Sampler

More Christmas Surprises

The new collection of "Christmas Suprises" with the Bavarian Radio Chorus and the Munich Radio Orchestra. Howard Arman combined and arranged melodies both familiar and unfamiliar, young and old. It reflects the richness and diversity of the Christmas repertoire, ranging from traditional carols from all over Europe, to music of the American swing era.

read more order now

Mariss Jansons – Portrait

The CD box set “Mariss Jansons – A Portrait”, released by BR-KLASSIK, contains a total of five CDs offering a representative cross-section of the classical symphonic repertoire – and of the repertoire for which the chief conductor of the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks’s outstanding interpretative qualities have been highly praised again and again.

read more order now

Amor fatale – Marina Rebeka sings Rossini

Marina Rebeka is one of the most successful sopranos of her generation. To mark the Rossini year of 2018 – 150 years since the composer’s death, on 13 November 1868 – Rebeka, the Münchner Rundfunkorchester and the Bavarian Radio Chorus, conducted by Marco Armiliato, have recorded an album of highly dramatic opera arias, released by BR-KLASSIK.

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Duruflé – Requiem | Respighi – Concerto gregoriano

Ivan Repušić, the new chief conductor of the Munich Rundfunkorchester, devotes his first CD on BR-KLASSIK to works by the composers Maurice Duruflé and Ottorino Respighi, both of whom took a major interest in the melodies of Gregorian chant. The concert performance of these two works took place on 17 March 2017 in Munich’s Herz Jesu Church, with the Bavarian Radio Chorus.

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Special/Education

Mozart – Mass in C Minor, KV 427 (with introduction)

Although incomplete, Mozart's Mass in C minor, written in 1782, ranks as one of the outstanding Mass settings in European music history. This CD is thus the first recording of the definitive version of this new and intelligently edited reconstruction of Mozart's Mass in C minor. An introduction to the work is also included, now enabling this masterpiece to be approached from new perspectives.

read more order now

Opera

Gounod – Le tribut de Zamora

Gounod tackled the operatic genre for the last time in 1881 with what is probably his most ambitious work, "Le Tribut de Zamora". The action takes place in ninth-century Spain. Here Gounod was given an opportunity to display his talents as an orchestrator and colourist in an exotic setting. He produced an epic in the tradition of French grand opéra, with numerous ensembles and showpiece airs. Despite an unequivocal success on its first run, "Le Tribut de Zamora" sank into oblivion within a few short years.

read more

Giuseppe Verdi: Luisa Miller

Ivan Repušić made his debut as Chief Conductor of the Münchner Rundfunkorchester on September 24, 2017 at the city’s Prinzregententheater with a concert performance of Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Luisa Miller" with the Bavarian Radio Chorus. The Latvian soprano Marina Rebeka – the orchestra’s Artist in Residence during the 2017/18 season – was successfully engaged for the title role of the tragic opera, based on Friedrich Schiller's "Kabale und Liebe". This highlight of the Munich music scene last autumn has been released by BR-KLASSIK as a double CD.

read more order now

BR-KLASSIK-Label

Mozart – Mass in C Minor, KV 427 (with introduction)

Although incomplete, Mozart's Mass in C minor, written in 1782, ranks as one of the outstanding Mass settings in European music history. This CD is thus the first recording of the definitive version of this new and intelligently edited reconstruction of Mozart's Mass in C minor. An introduction to the work is also included, now enabling this masterpiece to be approached from new perspectives.

read more order now

Bach – Motets

To this day, for any choir, Bach's motets represent a special artistic and interpretive challenge. The Bavarian Radio Chorus under its artistic director Howard Arman has now recorded a selection of Bach's most famous motets: Jesu, meine Freude ("Jesus, my joy") BWV 227, Singet dem Herr ein neues Lied ("Sing to the Lord a new song") BWV 225, Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf ("The Spirit gives aid to our weakness") BWV 226, Fürchte dich nicht ("Do not be afraid”) BWV 228, and Komm, Jesu, komm ("Come, Jesus, come") BWV 229.

read more order now

Haitink conducts Mahler's Third Symphony

This CD received the BBC award in the categories “Recording of the Year” and “Orchestral Award”. Gustav Mahler's Third Symphony still ranks today as one of the greatest and most powerful creations of the Late Romantic period. This huge symphony is longer and more monumental than the others and contains texts from the collection of poems by Clemens Brentano and Achim von Arnim entitled “Des Knaben Wunderhorn”. The solo parts are sung by Gerhild Romberger.

read more order now

Mahler – Symphony No. 2

Gustav Mahler's Second Symphony, also referred to as the "Resurrection Symphony", is a complete expression of Mahler’s existential struggle; both its form and its overpowering sound make this utterly clear. This live recording from 20011 is performed by the Chor and Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks under its chief conductor Mariss Jansons with the two singers Anja Harteros and Bernarda Fink.

read more order now

Rachmaninov – The Bells / Mariss Jansons

Two large symphonic works by the Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninov can be experienced on a CD from BR-KLASSIK. It offers a live recording of “The Bells” and “Symphonic Dances” with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and Mariss Jansons. Live recordings of concerts in Munich, January 2016 and January 2017.

read more order now

Mendelssohn – Psalms

An exciting combination of four large psalms with soloists, choir and orchestra, and the famous prayer “Give us Thy blessed peace” by Martin Luther. The Bavarian Radio Chorus and renowned soloists present Mendelssohn’s masterpieces under the direction of Howard Arman in an impressively clear interpretation with finely tuned sound.

read more order now

Händel – Occasional Oratorio

Howard Arman conducts the Bavarian Radio Chorus and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin as well as english speaking soloists at the concert in the Herkulessaal, Munich, on 11th February 2017. This concert recording is the world's first recording of the "Occasional Oratorio" according to the historically researched and edited score of the Neue Hallische Handel edition.

read more order now

Mariss Jansons – Portrait

The CD box set “Mariss Jansons – A Portrait”, released by BR-KLASSIK, contains a total of five CDs offering a representative cross-section of the classical symphonic repertoire – and of the repertoire for which the chief conductor of the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks’s outstanding interpretative qualities have been highly praised again and again.

read more order now

Amor fatale – Marina Rebeka sings Rossini

Marina Rebeka is one of the most successful sopranos of her generation. To mark the Rossini year of 2018 – 150 years since the composer’s death, on 13 November 1868 – Rebeka, the Münchner Rundfunkorchester and the Bavarian Radio Chorus, conducted by Marco Armiliato, have recorded an album of highly dramatic opera arias, released by BR-KLASSIK.

read more order now

Duruflé – Requiem | Respighi – Concerto gregoriano

Ivan Repušić, the new chief conductor of the Munich Rundfunkorchester, devotes his first CD on BR-KLASSIK to works by the composers Maurice Duruflé and Ottorino Respighi, both of whom took a major interest in the melodies of Gregorian chant. The concert performance of these two works took place on 17 March 2017 in Munich’s Herz Jesu Church, with the Bavarian Radio Chorus.

read more order now

Symphony No. 9 – Jansons conducts Beethoven

Hollow pathos is not his thing. For an artist like Mariss Jansons, Friedrich Schiller’s Ode “An die Freude” must have a far deeper significance, which also fully encompasses the doubt and profound hope embodied in this text. And thus, in Jansons’s recording of the Ninth Symphony, the choral finale does not degenerate to a superficial orgy of jubilation, but rather becomes a delicately balanced, wisely developed drama.

read more order now

Bach "Soli Deo Gloria" – St. John Passion – St. Matthew Passion – Mass in B minor – Christmas Oratorio

Complete Edition with the Bavarian Radio Chorus under Peter Dijkstra, together with Concerto Köln and Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin: audio recording of the four great oratorios by Bach, on a total of nine CDs. Soloists: Christina Landshamer, Karina Gauvin, Rachel Harnisch, Anke Vondung, Gerhild Romberger, Maximilian Schmitt, Julian Prédardien, Tilman Lichdi, Tareq Nazmi, Karl-Magnus Frederiksson, Michael Nagy, Krešimir Stražanac, Christian Immler.

read more

Bach – Mass in B Minor

The Mass in B minor, one of the greatest musical legacies of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), was written from 1724 until two years before his death, and was not premiered until 1835. In addition to the Bavarian Radio Chorus, this live recording features renowned soloists and Concerto Köln, an ensemble celebrated for its historical performance practice and a longtime partner of the Chorus. The conductor of this recording from the Munich Herkulessaal is Peter Dijkstra. Soloists: Christina Landshamer, Anke Vondung, Kenneth Tarver and Andreas Wolf.

read more order now

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