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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
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...
Ghosts cover
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Japan
Ghosts
[ Virgin / LP - released 1/Nov/2013 ]
Tin Drum cover
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Japan
Tin Drum
[ Virgin / CD - released 29/May/2006 ]
Partially growing out of their success in the country they were named after, as well as growing friendship and affiliation with such bands as Yellow Magic Orchestra, Japan, on Tin Drum, made its most unique, challenging, and striking album. It was...
Japanese Rhapsody / Symphony No. 5, 'Hiroshima' cover
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OHKI
Japanese Rhapsody / Symphony No. 5, 'Hiroshima'
New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra / Takuo Yuasa
[ Naxos / CD - released 14/Nov/2006 ]
"The Hiroshima Symphony is a startling, bracing and deeply felt meditation on the effects of war – a lesson that still needs to be repeated, again and again" (Recording of the Month MusicWeb Nov 2006)
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Japan
Adolescent Sex (Repackage)
[ Arista / CD - released 11/Sep/2006 ]
Dream Songs - The Essential Joe Hisaishi cover
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JOE HISAISHI
Dream Songs - The Essential Joe Hisaishi
Joe Hisaishi (piano, work arranger, melodica) / London Symphony Orchestra / New Japan Philharmonic World Dream Orchestra
[ Decca / 2 CD - released 21/Feb/2020 ]
Joe Hisaishi, the acclaimed Japanese composer behind some of the world's best-loved animé films, has released his new album, Dream Songs: The Essential Joe Hisaishi in which he celebrates his diverse and distinguished catalogue of compositions
Cantatas (Vol 6) Nos 21 & 31 cover
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J. S. BACH
Cantatas (Vol 6) Nos 21 & 31
Monika Frimmer (soprano) Gerd Tark (tenor) / Collegium Japan, Suzuki
[ BIS / CD - released 21/May/2001 ]
Masaaki Suzuki and his now famous Bach Collegium Japan continue
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...
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...
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: 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...
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 BlaĹžiková, 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...
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