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Quiet Life (Limited Edition Indies Red Vinyl LP) cover
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Japan
Quiet Life (Limited Edition Indies Red Vinyl 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...
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...
Quiet Life (Triple LP + CD Box Set) cover
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Japan
Quiet Life (Triple LP + CD Box Set)
[ BMG / ADA / 4 LP/CD - 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: Harpsichord Concertos, Vol. 1 cover
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J. S. BACH
Bach: Harpsichord Concertos, Vol. 1
Masato Suzuki (harpsichord & direction) / Bach Collegium Japan
[ BIS SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 5/Jun/2020 ]
Many of Bach's harpsichord concertos are almost certainly transcriptions of earlier works written for other instruments.
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
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: The Complete Secular Cantatas cover
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J. S. BACH
Bach: The Complete Secular Cantatas
Joanne Lunn, Robin Blaze, Carolyn Sampson, Katsuhiko Nakashima, Hiroya Aoki, Makoto Sakurada, etc / Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki
[ BIS SACD / 10 CD Box Set - released 6/Dec/2019 ]
"The SACD sound is near ideal for such music, needing as it does to balance the intimate with a sense of public rejoicing. It catches the colours of the distinctive solo voices on display." MusicWeb
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
Tin Drum (Deluxe Half Speed Mastering Double Gatefold LP) cover
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Japan
Tin Drum (Deluxe Half Speed Mastering Double Gatefold LP)
[ Virgin / 2 LP - released 24/Aug/2018 ]
Mastered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road, each record was cut using a half-speed mastering technique; a specialist artisan process, which results in cuts that have a superior high frequency (treble) response and solid and stable stereo images. In...
Tin Drum (LP) cover
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Japan
Tin Drum (LP)
[ Virgin / LP - released 24/Aug/2018 ]
180g vinyl. 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...
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...
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: 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:...
Bach: Musikalisches Opfer cover
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J.S. BACH
Bach: Musikalisches Opfer
Masaaki Suzuki (harpsichord), Members of the Bach Collegium Japan
[ BIS SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 13/Oct/2017 ]
Johann Sebastian Bach's appearance on 7th May 1747 at the court of Frederick the Great is the best documented event in the composer's otherwise unglamorous career. During the proceedings, Frederick provided Bach with an exceptionally difficult theme...
Bach - Secular Cantatas VIII: Celebratory Cantatas cover
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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
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: Secular Cantatas Vol VI [BWV212 'Peasant', BWV209 & BWV203] cover
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J. S. BACH
Bach: Secular Cantatas Vol VI [BWV212 'Peasant', BWV209 & BWV203]
Monica Erdmann, Dominik Worner / Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki
[ BIS SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 1/Oct/2016 ]
"The director's own keyboard playing adds to the intimate and rolling spontaneity, surely Bach's most tantalising example of what opera might have afforded him" Gramophone