Karl Ristenpart January 26, — December 24, was a German conductor. He was heavily involved in creating three orchestras in his lifetime, most notably the Chamber Orchestra of the Saar. With this group he created one of the earliest recorded collections of Bach 's orchestral music.
Following an out-of-print period, in the French Accord label Universal released a six- CD set comprising the entire set of Ristenpart recordings of Bach orchestral works. The lasting fame he Fornax 2013 - Ohrwert - Remnants for these interpretations of Baroque and early Classical music overshadowed the fact that with his Saar orchestra he actually recorded works by approximately composersat least half of them belonging to the 20th century, for the Saar radio.
A possible influence in this direction was Hermann Scherchenwith whom Ristenpart's mother was acquainted before and to whom she was married between and Hermann Scherchen was a politically active conductor responsible for the premiere performances of what were at the time controversial pieces by composers such as Berg and Xenakis.
In Ristenpart became the conductor of a little string ensemble in Berlinwhose core was composed of women friends of his wife, the pianist and harpsichordist Ruth Christensen. This ensemble came to be known as Orchestre De Chambre De La Sarre* Karl Ristenpart Chamber Orchestra and often played for the Berlin radio and the Deutschlandsendermostly for exhausting live night broadcasts abroad.
But Ristenpart's career as a promising young conductor in Germany was hobbled by his refusal to join the Nazis. Following World War IIRistenpart returned to devastated Berlin and put works by Gustav Mahler his favorite composer Joh the program of his first public concert in the Summer of With Berlin divided Karl Ristenpart several foreign sectorshis unblemished political record allowed him to be named conductor Barbara Mandrell - Get To The Heart the "Radio in the American Sector" of Berlin RIAS.
In he thus started to record music, from Monteverdi to Stravinskywith the forces of his former Karl Ristenpart Chamber Orchestra, supplemented by vocal soloists and top musicians from other Berlin orchestras, under the label "RIAS-Choir and Chamber Orchestra". This constituted the second of his important periods of orchestra development and the beginning of his breakthrough to international fame as a conductor, which was mostly built on his ambitious J.
Bach concert cycle from March to December But the worsening of the post-war political situation in Germany in the early s, particularly in Berlin where circulating between the various sectors became increasingly difficult, also created financial problems for radio broadcasting. Ristenpart began working in the Summer of as conductor of the Saar Chamber Orchestra, which, out of an initial 16, included 10 young musicians who had come along with him from Berlin.
Among them were the Hendel Quartet, whose leader, Georg Friedrich Hendel, became the orchestra's first violin soloist. Some LP-records featuring Ristenpart and his Saar Chamber Orchestra have been marketed under license by various record companies all over the world. These include two complete sets of the Brandenburg concertosJoh Orchestral Orchestre De Chambre De La Sarre* and The Art of Fugueseveral albums of Bach vocal cantatas, many TelemannVivaldimany Mozart Joh Haydn works, but also award-winning records of BrittenRoussel and Hindemith pieces.
In DecemberRistenpart Karl Ristenpart a heart attack while on tour in Portugal with the chamber orchestra of the Gulbenkian Foundation and died in a Lisbon hospital on Christmas Eve. The Chamber Orchestra of the Saar was unable to survive long the dimming of its guiding light. These studio recordings include J. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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