Welcome at Conventus Musicus
Welcome dear Visitor / Friend /
from the international community and especially to the many
friend of Karl Richter’s work and music. We are overwhelmed by the interest we
have got on our “Karl Richter Munich” Project and Weblog from international
visitors (e.g. Australia, Austria, Brazil, France, Canada, Chile, India, Italy,
Portugal, Russia, Switzerland, UK and USA).
grateful and happy by the fact that so many still remember and appreciate Karl
Richter and the Munich Bach-Choir and Bach-Orchestra concerts around the world
after so many years.
Keep in touch!
About Conventus Musicus
has started as a concert and record label founded by Johannes Martin with the
support of the Abbey of Muensterschwarzach – during his time as a school
musician at the music gymnasium in Muensterschwarzach.
Martin ended his carrier as school musician in 1989, he founded under the same
name the music-publishing house, audio- and video studio Conventus Musicus in
Dettelbach, together with his wife Gabriele Martin.
The main emphasis of
Conventus Musicus today revolves around the 'culture and nature of Franconia' in
book, audio and film documents and the production of video documentations and
concert recordings, partly in long and exclusive cooperations with artists and
institutions. As an example, almost all CDs of
Vier-Tuerme Verlag are produced at Conventus Musicus sound studio in
A very special and actual project, strongly related to
Johannes Martin’s own vita, is the book and video documentation and the
Karl-Richter Archive on Karl Richter Era in Munich 1951 - 1981 and his work with
the Muenchener Bach-Choir and Bach-Orchestra.
After the Abitur (German university-entrance diploma), he
studied piano and school music at the Bavarian State Conservatory in Wuerzburg
and (starting with 1964) at the Academy of Music (University) in Munich, piano
among others with Maria Landes-Hindemith.
In 1965, he joined the Karl
Richter Munich Bach-Choir and participated in many concerts, recording projects
and tours (e.g. Canada, Japan, Russia, UK, USA) until 1970 and values precious
memories on projects, journeys and friendships with many Bach- Choristers and
Artists – many he is still in contact with.
From 1970 until 1989, he
worked as music teacher on the Gymnasium in Bamberg, Niederaltaich and
Muensterschwarzach, made music with students and international artists as well
as arranged concerts, concert series and recording productions. The last one
under the label of "Conventus Musicus" –
the name of his music publishing
house and studio.
His musical interest is in classical music, music from
the medieval times and sacred music. He is deeply rooted in his native country
Franconia and has published books, CD’s and Videos/DVD’s on the nature and
culture of his homeland. Right now, much of his time is being invested in the
Karl Richter Munich Project.
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us in English, comment on our Weblog and we would love to hear from you - even
so we do not have an English website. Please eMail firstname.lastname@example.org
in buying or sponsorship
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contact a.s.a.p. - we will deliver anywhere in the
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can pay by bank transfer or money wire. Just tell us what you want to order,
your shipping address and delivery method – and we inform you about the
procedure and the shipping costs.