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Verbum caro factum est - a Christmas Greeting cover
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Verbum caro factum est - a Christmas Greeting
Bach Collegium Japan Chorus / Masaaki Suzuki (direction), Masato Suzuki (organ)
[ BIS SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 10/Oct/2018 ]
"The performances are typically classy, and punctuated by a selection of Daquin's 'Noels' for solo organ, played with peppery registrations by Suzuki" BBC Music
Mozart: Great Mass in C minor, K427 / Exsultate, jubilate, K165 cover
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W. A. MOZART
Mozart: Great Mass in C minor, K427 / Exsultate, jubilate, K165
Carolyn Sampson, Olivia Vermeulen, Makoto Sakurada, Christian Immler / Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki
[ BIS SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 20/Nov/2016 ]
"The choir are well drilled and the two female soloists are matched as well as any on disc...Suzuki is no speed merchant, and maintains the through line in more strenuous movements" Gramophone Award WINNER 2017
Bach: St John Passion cover
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J. S. BACH
Bach: St John Passion
Gerd Turk, Yoshikazu Mera, Ingrid Schmithusen, Makoto Sakurada, Chiyuki Urano, Peter Kooij / Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki
[ BIS / 2 CD - released 1/Feb/1999 ]
"What more can I say, other than that I found myself drawn into the drama from the start, at the same time finding much that struck me as fresh in matters of interpretation, and tonality of great beauty. …this is a major recording event, and an emine
Quiet Life (LP) cover
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Japan
Quiet Life (LP)
[ BMG / ADA / LP - released 5/Mar/2021 ]
That Japan's breakthrough record Quiet Life was released in both 1979 and 1980 is uniquely fitting for a band who were about to step out of the glam rock, post punk shadows of the late 70s and deliver a record with a brand-new sound that would come...
Bach: St John Passion cover
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J. S. BACH
Bach: St John Passion
Bach Collegium Japan chorus & orchestra / Masaaki Suzuki (conductor)
[ BIS / 2 CD - released 4/Sep/2020 ]
"Here we have a reading that feels as if, deep in the psyche of the performers, they know this is all happening close to the wire. Gilchrist is again on masterly form, risking pinpoint precision for graphic description." Gramophone
Bach: Secular Cantatas, Vol. 9: The Contest Between Phoebus and Pan [BWV 201 & BWV 207a] cover
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J. S. BACH
Bach: Secular Cantatas, Vol. 9: The Contest Between Phoebus and Pan [BWV 201 & BWV 207a]
Joanne Lunn, Robin Blaze, Nicolas Phan, Katsuhiko Nakashima, etc / Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki
[ BIS SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 15/Dec/2017 ]
Most of Johannes Sebastian Bach's secular cantatas were written for specific political, academic or private festive occasions. In the case of Geschwinde, ihr wirbelnden Winde, BWV 201, however, it may well be that Bach composed it for his own sake:...
Six Brandenburg Concertos / Four Orchestral Suites cover
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J.S. BACH
Six Brandenburg Concertos / Four Orchestral Suites
Bach Collegium Japan / Masaaki Suzuki
[ BIS / 3 Hybrid SACD - released 1/Aug/2009 ]
"First-class engineering and generous timings (nearly 70 minutes per disc) make this set a prime recommendation if you are looking for this repertoire on period instruments. Outstanding in every way." (10/10 ClassicsToday.com)
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis cover
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LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis
Ann-Helen Moen (soprano), Roxana Constantinescu (mezzo-soprano), James Gilchrist (tenor) / Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki
[ BIS SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 9/Feb/2018 ]
"All performers are in superb form and recorded with pristine clarity and balance. This is a must-listen - a different Beethoven comes forth with sublime beauty and insights beyond the symphony." (Nicholas Butler)
Bach, (J.S.): Secular Cantatas, Vol. 10 - Cantatas for contentment cover
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J. S. BACH
Bach, (J.S.): Secular Cantatas, Vol. 10 - Cantatas for contentment
Bach Collegium Japan / Masaaki Suzuki, Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Robin Blaze (counter-tenor), Makoto Sakurada (tenor)
[ BIS SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 10/Aug/2018 ]
The two cantatas recorded here conclude a project that the Bach Collegium Japan and Masaaki Suzuki started in 2004, in which Bach's secular cantatas formed the basis of numerous concerts and recordings. As the team completed recording the church...
53 Cantatas [Vols 41 - 55 from the complete cycle] cover
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J. S. BACH
53 Cantatas [Vols 41 - 55 from the complete cycle]
Hana Blaziková, Damien Guillon, Gerd Türk, Carolyn Sampson, Satoshi Mizukoshi & Peter Kooij / Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki
[ BIS / 15 CD Box Set - released 1/Dec/2014 ]
BIS is delighted to present a specially priced boxed sets featuring volumes 41-55 of the acclaimed Bach Cantatas series with the Bach Collegium Japan and their director Masaaki Suzuki.LIMITED EDITION!! 15 CDs for the price of 5