We announce the coming Complete Recordings box set of all-round musician Karl Richter. The 97 CD & 3 Blu-ray Audio Original Jackets Collection show a wide-ranging portrait of Karl Richter, as an organist and harpsichordist, chamber musician, continuo player, and as conductor of major orchestral and sacred choral works.
Karl Richter earnt himself a reputation as an interpreter of Bach’s early in his career. He impressed audiences around the world as a virtuosic organist, but even more as conductor of the Munich-based Bach Ensemble he formed over the years. Karl Richter touched his listeners through pure emotion and expressivity and was referred to as “Thomaskantor of people’s hearts”.
Hardly any 20th century musician could come closer to the role model of a Saxon cantor, and so to the ideal of J. S. Bach himself as Karl Richter. The son of a Protestant clergyman, Richter had his first lessons with the organist of Dresden’s Kreuzkirche, he was able to practice at the world-famous Silbermann organ at Freiberg cathedral and also sang in Dresden’s Kreuzchor.