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Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki - Johann Sebastian Bach: Lutheran Masses, Vol. 1 (2015)

Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki - Johann Sebastian Bach: Lutheran Masses, Vol. 1 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 378 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:05:30
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: BIS | # BIS-2081

The Reformations fundamental alterations to traditional forms of church service, had, by Bach's time, resulted in German churches Latin yielding to the country's own language. To a limited extent, however, the Latin mass text did remain in use in the Protestant church in particular the Kyrie and Gloria sections. Termed Missa to differentiate them from complete settings, these pieces are often referred to now as 'Lutheran Masses'. Bach's famous Mass in B minor began its existence as a work of this type, and four other examples from Bach's pen have survived. Newly performed and recorded by Bach Collegium Japan under the direction of Masaaki Suzuki, the Missae BWV 235 and 236 are here combined with four separate settings of the Sanctus. Two of these are original works, whereas BWV 241, and possibly also 240, is an arrangement of another composers setting. The 'KyrieChriste' BWV Anh 26 is an example of how Bach used music by other composers, in this case by his Neapolitan contemporary Francesco Durante.

Masaaki Suzuki - Johann Sebastian Bach: Organ Works (2015)  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 10, 2015
Masaaki Suzuki - Johann Sebastian Bach: Organ Works (2015)

Masaaki Suzuki - Johann Sebastian Bach: Organ Works (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 388 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 194 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2111 | Time: 01:19:26

For this hybrid SACD of famous organ works by J.S. Bach, Masaaki Suzuki plays the restored Schnitger-Hinz organ in the Martinikerk (Martin's Church), in Groningen, one of the most celebrated instruments in the Netherlands and one which dates back to Bach's time. Its bright, Baroque sonorities and Suzuki's historically informed interpretations give these performances a compelling sense of authenticity and period style. The pieces are among Bach's greatest hits, particularly the Toccata and Fugue in D minor, which gives the program a decisive opening. Following that flashy demonstration, Suzuki is relaxed and almost contemplative in the Pastorale in F major, and continues his thoughtful readings in the Partita on "O Gott, du frommer Gott," the Prelude and Fugue in G minor, and the Canonic Variations on "Vom Himmel hoch da komm' ich her." Yet he includes two sparkling virtuoso performances in the Fantasia in G major and the Prelude and Fugue in E minor, which keep the album from being too soft and subdued. BIS' super audio sound is crisp and detailed, which is no mean feat in a church recording.
Rheinisches Bach-Collegium - Chamber Music [Besch.Tiessen.Erdmann] (1995)

Rheinisches Bach-Collegium - Chamber Music [Besch.Tiessen.Erdmann]
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 346 MB | Full Artwork: 62 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Refelctions", "Anthologie deutscher Musik im Osten" # 525 0645-2 | Country/Year: Germany 1995
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century, Contemporary, Chamber Music

Das Rheinische Bach-Collegium ist ein Consortium aus Streichern und Bläsern, dessen Besetzung je nach Programmkonzept wechselt. Inzwischen sind für das Rheinische Bach-Collegium, das jede Programmkonzeption grundsätzlich unter ein Rahmenthema stellt, über siebzig Kompositionen geschrieben und von ihm uraufgeführt worden. Das Ensemble wurde von allen deutschen und zahlreichen europäischen Rundfunkanstalten zu Aufnahmen eingeladen.

J.S. Bach – Cantatas Vol. 34 - Masaaki Suzuki [2007] (PS3 SACD rip)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by evaristegalois at June 15, 2012
J.S. Bach – Cantatas Vol. 34 - Masaaki Suzuki [2007] (PS3 SACD rip)

J.S. Bach – Cantatas Vol. 34 - Masaaki Suzuki [2007] (PS3 SACD rip)
SACD ISO Image = 2.76 GB | Scans PDF (800 dpi): 28 MB | 5% Recovery | Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
Classical | Label: BIS Records | Catalog Number: BIS-SACD-1551 | DST 1bit-2822,4kHz 2.0, 5.0

Disc No. 34 in Suzuki’s series of Bach cantatas brings him well over halfway through the list. Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern (BWV 1) is one of the more familiar works, first recorded by Karl Ristenpart for Archiv in mono, while the other two first appeared in the early stereo era under Wolfgang Gönnenwein and Karl Richter. All three were part of Bach’s 1725 cycle of chorale cantatas that were based on hymns, a cycle that ended incomplete with BWV 1. The opening and closing chorales in this work are Philipp Nicolai’s hymn (set to a medieval text) and make a splendid effect, a deliberate choice to lead off the published collected works.

J.S. Bach - Easter & Ascension Oratorios (Masaaki Suzuki) [2005] (PS3 SACD rip)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by evaristegalois at March 16, 2012
J.S. Bach - Easter & Ascension Oratorios (Masaaki Suzuki) [2005] (PS3 SACD rip)

J.S. Bach - Easter & Ascension Oratorios (Masaaki Suzuki) [2005] (PS3 SACD rip)
SACD ISO image: 3.22 GB | Scans PDF (800 dpi): 28.8 MB | 5% Recovery Record
Classical | Label: BIS Records | Catalog Number: BIS-SACD-1561 | Direction: Masaaki Suzuki, Orchestra: Bach Collegium Japan

Eccezionale 5 Stelle Musica April 2006Hard on the heels of Volume 29 in the Bach Cantata series and their recording of the Orchestral Suites comes this new disc from Bach Collegium Japan. Genre-wise the present two works balance between oratorios and cantatas. Though their format is not far removed from that of the longer cantatas, some differences are obvious: for instance, in its earliest version the soloists in the Easter Oratorio were assigned roles (such as Mary Magdalene and Peter), while the Ascension Oratorio features an Evangelist, filling the same function as in the more monumental Passions. Both works - like the Christmas Oratorio - are, at least in part, so-called parodies: reworkings of secular occasional pieces as sacred compositions by adapting their texts.

J.S. Bach - Motets (Masaaki Suzuki) [2009] (PS3 SACD rip)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by evaristegalois at March 16, 2012
J.S. Bach - Motets (Masaaki Suzuki) [2009] (PS3 SACD rip)

J.S. Bach - Motets (Masaaki Suzuki) [2009] (PS3 SACD rip)
SACD ISO image: 3.53 GB | Scans PDF (800 dpi): 29 MB | 5% Recovery
Classical | Label: BIS Records | Catalog Number: BIS-SACD-1841 | Direction: Masaaki Suzuki, Orchestra: Bach Collegium Japan

Bach's motets have been very lucky on disc. This latest version from Masaaki Suzuki and the Bach Collegium Japan is as good as it gets. In addition to the canonic six pieces, BWV 225-230, we also get the much more rarely heard Ich lasse dich nicht BWV Anh. 159, and O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht BWV 118. This brings the playing time of the disc up to more than 75 minutes, and may well prove important to Bach collectors. The singing is uniformly excellent, the small choir and soloists seemingly perfectly scaled to give the more complex pieces, Jesu, meine Freude in particular, plenty of contrast without any cost of contrapuntal clarity.

J.S. Bach - The 4 Orchestral Suites (Masaaki Suzuki) [2005] (PS3 SACD rip)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by evaristegalois at March 16, 2012
J.S. Bach - The 4 Orchestral Suites (Masaaki Suzuki) [2005] (PS3 SACD rip)

J.S. Bach - The 4 Orchestral Suites (Masaaki Suzuki) [2005] (PS3 SACD rip)
2 SACD ISO images: 3.51 + 1.16 GB | Scans PDF (800 dpi): 21.7 MB | 5% Recovery
Classical | Label: BIS Records | Catalog Number: BIS-SACD-1431 | Direction: Masaaki Suzuki, Orchestra: Bach Collegium Japan

Listeners who already know Masaaki Suzuki and the Bach Collegium Japan from their recordings of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, violin concertos, cantatas, and Passions will know what to expect from their recording of Bach's overtures. For those listeners unfamiliar with Suzuki and the BCJ, what they can expect is bright, light, lively, and loving performances of superior virtuosity and impeccable lucidity.

J.S. Bach - St. Matthew Passion [excerpts] (Masaaki Suzuki) [2004] (PS3 SACD rip)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by evaristegalois at March 11, 2012
J.S. Bach - St. Matthew Passion [excerpts] (Masaaki Suzuki) [2004] (PS3 SACD rip)

J.S. Bach - St. Matthew Passion [excerpts] (Masaaki Suzuki) [2004] (PS3 SACD rip)
SACD ISO image: | Scans PDF (800 dpi): 26.5 MB | 5% Recovery | DST 1bit-2822,4kHz 2.0, 5.0
Classical | Label: BIS Records | Catalog Number: BIS-SACD-1500 | Direction: Masaaki Suzuki, Orchestra: Bach Collegium Japan

The St Matthew Passion, (also frequently St Matthew's Passion) BWV 244, (German: Matthäus-Passion), is a sacred oratorio from the Passions written by Johann Sebastian Bach in 1727 for solo voices, double choir and double orchestra, with libretto by Picander (Christian Friedrich Henrici). It sets chapters 26 and 27 of the Gospel of Matthew to music, with interspersed chorales and arias. It is widely regarded as one of the masterpieces of classical sacred music. The original Latin title Passio Domini Nostri J.C. Secundum Evangelistam Matthaeum translates to "The Passion of our Lord J[esus] C[hrist] according to the Evangelist Matthew." It is also rendered in English as St. Matthew Passion and in German as Matthäuspassion.
J.S. Bach - The 4 Orchestral Suites (Masaaki Suzuki) [2005] (Redbook Layer Hybrid SACD rip)

J.S. Bach - The 4 Orchestral Suites (Masaaki Suzuki) [2005] (Redbook Layer Hybrid SACD rip)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | CD 1: 374 MB | CD 2: 127 MB | Scans PDF (800 dpi): 21.7 MB
Classical | Label: BIS Records | Catalog Number: BIS-SACD-1431 | Direction: Masaaki Suzuki, Orchestra: Bach Collegium Japan

Listeners who already know Masaaki Suzuki and the Bach Collegium Japan from their recordings of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, violin concertos, cantatas, and Passions will know what to expect from their recording of Bach's overtures. For those listeners unfamiliar with Suzuki and the BCJ, what they can expect is bright, light, lively, and loving performances of superior virtuosity and impeccable lucidity. They can expect brilliant string playing, emphatic brass playing, impressive tympani playing, and, in the Third Suite, stunning flauto traverso playing. They can expect incisive tempos, clear textures, clean counterpoint, and joyous interpretations. They can also expect the occasionally odd rhythmic accents – where did the offbeat accents come from in the Third Ouverture's Menuet? – and, every so often, a certain sense of superficiality – the Fourth Ouverture's happiness is unfeigned but sometimes seems a shade shallow. But, for listeners who don't already know Suzuki and the BCJ's work, the set is a splendid place to start. BIS' super audio sound puts the BCJ right in your living room.
JS Bach: Cantatas BWV 27, 36 & 47 - Bach Collegium Japan, Suzuki (Vol. 47) (SACD)

JS Bach: Cantatas BWV 27, 36 & 47 - Bach Collegium Japan, Suzuki (Vol. 47) (SACD)
XLD Rip | FLAC, CUE, LOG | Covers | 1 CD | 341 MB
Classical | BIS | Catalog Number: SACD-1861 | 2010

JS Bach: Cantatas BWV 27, 36 & 47 - Bach Collegium Japan, Suzuki (Vol. 47) (SACD)

There is certainly nothing mechanical about the present performances, of three works which in emotional content range from the joyful vitality of the Advent cantata BWV36 to the meditations upon death and the leave-taking of this world which permeate BWV27. As always the opening choruses are of particular interest, for instance that of Cantata BWV47, a striking example of Bach’s skills in illustrating a text in music but also a highly complex composition in which the interplay between choir and orchestra is beautifully balanced. The soloists also have their share of fine moments on this instalment. Hana Blažíková, dubbed ‘an ideal Bach soprano’ in International Record Review on account of her performance on the previous Cantata volume, performs the charming and playful aria ‘Auch mit gedämpften, schwachen Stimmen’ with solo violin, while Robin Blaze and Peter Kooij – both veterans of this series – each have received a true display piece in the form of the two arias of BWV27.