Before the representatives of “Baroque music on original instruments”, playing in the ensemble and orchestra size of the time of the work’s creation, enriched the concert scene in a truly interesting way, the recordings of Karl Munchinger and the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra he had founded were used as a benchmark especially when it came to the interpretation of the works of J.S. Bach.
Born in Stuttgart in 1915 and also deceased there in 1990 - had already discovered his love for Bach during his orchestral conducting and composition studies at the Stuttgart University of Music before gaining practical experience alongside Hermann Abendroth in Leipzig and Clemens Krauss in Salzburg. In addition to the Baroque repertoire he also included works of classical music, especially by Mozart and Haydn, in his programs in the late 1950s. The recordings on this 10-CD collection cover the most important phases in Munchinger’s work, and at the same time convey an impression of the sensitive partnership of the conductor with often world-famous soloists.