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Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 cover
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LUDWIG van BEEHOVEN
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
Ann-Helen Moen (soprano), Marianne Beate Kielland (alto), llan Clayton (tenor), Neal Davies (bass), Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki
[ BIS SACD / CD - released 4/Oct/2019 ]
Van Gogh's Sunflowers, da Vinci's Mona Lisa, Tolstoy's War and Peace - those works of art that are truly part of the canon of global culture are few and far apart. In music, one work that holds significance for people all over the world is Ludwig van...
Verbum caro factum est - a Christmas Greeting cover
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VARIOUS COMPOSERS
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
Bach For Japan cover
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J. S. BACH
Bach For Japan
Bach Collegium Japan chorus & orchestra, Masaaki Suzuki
[ BIS / CD - released 1/Mar/2012 ]
In support of TOHOKU HELP, aiding the victims of the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. This compilation has been produced by Bach Collegium Japan and Masaaki Suzuki as part of their ongoing work to support the victims of the earthquake and...
J.S. Bach: St Matthew Passion cover
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JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
J.S. Bach: St Matthew Passion
Benjamin Bruns, Christian Immler, Carolyn Sampson, Damien Guillon, etc / Bach Collegium Japan chorus & orchestra / Masaaki Suzuki
[ BIS SACD / 2 Hybrid SACD - released 7/Feb/2020 ]
"The musicians convey it with infectious zeal...Generic early music politesse is relegated to the shadows" Gramophone Awards 2020 WINNER - Choral
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
The Complete Sacred Cantatas [Vols 1 - 55] cover
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J. S. BACH
The Complete Sacred Cantatas [Vols 1 - 55]
The Bach Collegium Japan conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
[ BIS SACD / 55 Hybrid SACD - released 22/Apr/2016 ]
This boxed set includes 55 Hybrid SACDs in individual slip cases. The recordings on discs 1-27, originally released on CDs, have been upsampled and surround sound has been added, making this the only available complete set of the cantatas in SACD...
Brandenburg Concertos cover
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J.S. BACH
Brandenburg Concertos
Bach Collegium Japan directed by Masaaki Suzuki
[ BIS / 2 CD - released 3/Jul/2001 ]
Includes the early version of No 5-first movement
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:...
A Choral Year with J.S. Bach cover
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J. S. BACH
A Choral Year with J.S. Bach
Bach Collegium Japan / Masaaki Suzuki
[ BIS / CD - released 1/Aug/2010 ]
In order to celebrate the Bach Collegium Japan's 20th anniversary - and indeed the 15th anniversary of the start of the cantata cycle - Suzuki has now devised a compilation of some of his personal favourites among the choral movements from the cantatas.
Bach: Gloria In Excelsis Deo (Blu-ray) cover
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J. S. BACH
Bach: Gloria In Excelsis Deo (Blu-ray)
Hana Blažíková (soprano), Robin Blaze (counter-tenor), Gerd Türk (tenor), Peter Kooij (bass) /Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki
[ BIS Blu-ray / Blu-ray Disc - released 17/May/2017 ]
"The performances of the three cantatas on this Blu-ray are of course superb; from the most prominent soloists to the back desk of the violins, all are now seasoned performers, and it shows." MusicWeb
Bach: Motets cover
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J. S. BACH
Bach: Motets
Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki
[ BIS SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 1/Jan/2010 ]
"The performance is, as you'd now expect from [Suzuki's] Collegium, excellent. Voices range from delicate soloists to a splendidly light and transparent 18-strong chorus." (BBC Music Award WINNER 2011 Choral)
Bach: Overtures (Four Orchestral Suites) cover
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J. S. BACH
Bach: Overtures (Four Orchestral Suites)
Bach Collegium Japan / Masaaki Suzuki
[ BIS SACD / 2 Hybrid SACD - released 1/Aug/2005 ]
"These performances are magnificent, and offering two SACDs for the price of one makes them a good deal too. Suzuki does more than just play the music very well: he evokes its purpose, social milieu, and lavishness of content in such a way that...
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...
Lutheran Masses Volume 2 cover
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J. S. BACH / MARCO GIOSEPPE PERANDA
Lutheran Masses Volume 2
Hana Blažiková, Joanne Lun, Aki Matsui, Peter Kooij, Robin Blaze, Dominik Wörner / Bach Collegium Japan, Maasaki Suzuki
[ BIS SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 10/Dec/2015 ]
The two Lutheran Masses recorded here make extensive use of earlier compositions by Bach and include reworkings of arias and choruses from cantatas, but each of the four masses also has its own unmistakable artistic profile
Secular Cantatas Vol III [BWV 173a, 202 "Wedding", 36c, 524] cover
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J. S. BACH
Secular Cantatas Vol III [BWV 173a, 202 "Wedding", 36c, 524]
Joanne Lunn (soprano), Hiroya Aoki (counter-tenor), Makoto Sakurada (tenor) & Roderick Williams (baritone) / Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki
[ Bis SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 1/Aug/2013 ]
Although two of the works on this disc were composed for weddings, they are completely different in character. Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten is a charming and gracious garland of recitatives and arias for soprano solo in which Spring, Flora, Apollo...
Secular Cantatas Vol VI: Trauerode [BWV198 & BWV1083] cover
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J. S. BACH
Secular Cantatas Vol VI: Trauerode [BWV198 & BWV1083]
Carolyn Sampson, Joanne Lunn (sopranos), Robin Blaze (counter-ten), Gerd Türk (tenor) & Dominik Wörner (bass) / Bach Collegium Japan directed by Masaa
[ BIS SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 10/Mar/2016 ]
Although Bach's sacred cantatas span a huge expressive range and display a striking stylistic diversity, they were all composed for performance during a church service. In the case of the secular cantatas, on the other hand, their respective purpose...
Mozart: Requiem / Vesperae solennes de confessore cover
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W. A. MOZART
Mozart: Requiem / Vesperae solennes de confessore
Carolyn Sampson, Marianne Beate Kielland, Makato Sakurada, Christian Immler / Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki
[ BIS SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 10/Oct/2014 ]
"I enjoyed this disc very much and found the expert performances very stimulating. As it's a BIS disc it seems almost superfluous to comment on standards of presentation." (MusicWeb Feb 2015)
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