MS&AD Shirakawa Hall, Nagoya, Japan. Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan. The two Bach secular cantatas featured both date from early in the composer's career; the Cantata No. 208, "Was mir behagt, is nur die muntre Jagd" (What makes me happy is only the lively hunt), BWV 208, comes from 1713, during Bach's years of service to the Duke of Sachsen-Weissenfels, while the "serenata" Die Zeit, die Tag und.
Bach Collegium Japan is an ensemble consisting of performers of original instruments and choir formed in 1990 by Masaaki Suzuki, the internationally renowned and highly reputed Bach performer, organist, harpsichordist, conductor and musicologist. Bach Collegium Japan performs frequently in Japan and overseas with the aim of presenting ideal interpretations of Baroque music centring on the religious works of .
S. Bach: Secular Cantatas, Vol. 8 (BWV 206, 215). Blu-ray: Gloria in excelsis Deo. Masaaki Suzuki plays Bach Organ Works, Vol. 2. W. A. Mozart: C minor Mass. J. S. Bach – Secular Cantatas, Vol. 7. Stravinsky – Pulcinella Suite. 6 (BWV 198, 53, 1083). The Brandenburg Concertos & Orchestral Suites. A Choral Year with . Bach – Lutheran Masses, Volume 2. Bach – Organ Works. 5: Birthday Cantatas. Bach: Lutheran Masses I. . Bach : Concertos for Two Harpsichords.
Bach Collegium Japan (BCJ) is composed of an orchestra and a chorus specializing in Baroque music, playing on period instruments. It was founded in 1990 by Masaaki Suzuki with the purpose of introducing Japanese audiences to European Baroque music. Suzuki still remains its music director.
Bach Collegium Japan Vocal Ensemble, Masaaki Suzuki Conductor. CD: 1 Tracks: 20 Length: 43:51. CD 1. Johann Sebastian Bach Composer. Cantata N. : Christ lag in Todesbanden (Easter Sunday), BWV4 Work. Bach Collegium Japan. Bach: Hunt Cantata; Die Zeit, die Tag und Jahre macht.
Bach Collegium Japan. Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor: James Gilchrist; Bass: Peter Kooy. Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan. As requested – Suzuki volume 21. Piotr Jawrski wrote (May 5, 2003): Peter Bright wrote: < Back to Bach and speaking of Suzuki, I notice that volume 21 of the Cantata series has just been released.
Bach Collegium Japan's deservedly acclaimed project to record all of Bach's cantatas has reached volume 51, which turns out to be an especially vibrant and generously filled collection of sacred occasional works. These sit outside the bulk of Bach's sacred cantatas, not part of the cycles for Sundays and feast days of the church year . The first cantata on the album, BWV 195, is a joyous trumpet-and-drums affair, written in the last years of Bach's life for what must have been particularly sumptuous wedding celebrations. The orchestra is one of Bach's biggest, including pairs of flutes and oboes as well as three trombones.
Masaaki Suzuki, director of the Bach Collegium Japan and the latest man to pull off the monumental task, seems remarkably relaxed about it when I talk to him the morning after the very last notes have sounded. Perhaps it is because it has been achieved almost by stealth. I didn’t realise then how far we would go, and I certainly didn’t count how many years or how many CDs it would take!’ It can now be confirmed that it has taken 18 years and 55 CDs – a shorter time than Harnoncourt and Leonhardt took over their pioneering cycle (21 years), but longer than Koopman (10 years) and Gardiner (recorded on his Bach Pilgrimage in 2000 but not all finally issued until earlier this year). What is more, it seems to have been accomplished without evident sign of the emotional or financial trauma some of those other cycles endured.
Bach’s orchestral suites, or ‘ouvertures’, with multiple dance movements in the French style, were the precusor to the concerto. If you like period-instrument recordings, this album is a must. These Japanese musicians play with such authenticity that I can almost imagine them in 17th-century costume. Their inspiration comes from founder Masaaki Suzuki, who is currently recording Bach’s complete works for harpsichord.