Handel*, Karl Richter With The Karl Richter Chamber Orchestra* ‎– Organ Concertos Vol. 2 Op.4 Nos. 5 6 7 8

Decca ‎– SXL 2187, Decca ‎– SXL.2187
Vinyl, LP, Stereo


Organ Concerto In F Major, Op. 4, No. 5
A1.a 1st Mov: Larghetto
A1.b 2nd Mov: Allegro
A1.c 3rd Mov: Alla Siciliana
A1.d 4th Mov: Presto
Organ Concerto In B Flat Major, Op. 4, No. 6
A2.a 1st Mov: Andante Allegro
A2.b 2nd Mov: Larghetto
A2.c 3rd Mov: Allegro Moderato
Organ Concerto In B Flat, Op. 7, No. 1
B1.a 1st Mov: Andante
B1.b 2nd Mov: Andante (Passacaglia)
B1.c 3rd Mov: Largo, E Piano
B1.d 4th Mov: Bourrée, Allegro
Organ Concerto In A Major, Op. 7, No. 2
B2.a 1st Mov: Ouverture
B2.b 2nd Mov: A Tempo Ordinario
B2.c 3rd Mov: Organo Ad Libitum (Adagio)
B2.d 4th Mov: Allegro

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Recorded 13 May - 30 July 1958 at the Markuskirche, Munich (release uses anglicized name for recording venue).

First UK stereo version for this cat#.

- Black/silver 'grooved wideband' labels
- "ORIGINAL RECORDING BY" at 11 o'clock
- "Made in England" at bottom
(labelography code: ED1)
- Tax code "M/T S"
- Matrix numbers printed upside-down

- Front laminated
- Thin spine with no text on it
- "© The Decca Record Co. Ltd., London, 1959" on back
- "Printed in England by Robert Stace." on back

Tracklisting taken from back of sleeve.
Sub-Tracks are not banded on vinyl.
No track duration info on sleeve or labels.

Concertos are listed on front of sleeve on top as "OP.4 NOS. 5 6 7 8", while in fact there are concertos op. 4 nos. 5 + 6 and op. 7 nos. 1 + 2 on this LP. To make it even more confusing this version has in center printed "Organ concertos vol. 1 NOS. 1,2,3,4"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A - machine stamped - this variant): STE-015035-1D BA ⵎT 2 1 SM
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B - machine stamped - this variant): STE-015036-1D BG ⵎT 2 1 SM
  • Matrix / Runout (On label A): STE.015.035
  • Matrix / Runout (On label B): STE.015.036
  • Other (Tax code on label): M/T S