Karl Richter, Münchner Bach-Orchester. Recorded at the Mozarteum Salzburg. The famous German conductor, organist and harpsichordist Karl Richter (1926-1981) was at his most compelling when interpreting his two great fellow countrymen Bach and Handel. He founded the Munich Bach Choir and the Munich Bach Orchestra in the 1950s, toured with his ensembles all over the world and made about 150 recordings. Richter was superb at translating Handel's monumental rhythms and vast soundscapes, the dynamic writing and sanguine spirit of his music.