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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.

Kuhnau, Zelenka, Bach: Magnificat (Repost)  Music

Posted by First Amendment at Jan. 23, 2011
Kuhnau, Zelenka, Bach: Magnificat (Repost)

Kuhnau, Zelenka, Bach: Magnificat (Suzuki)
EAC Rip | FLAC+LOG+CUE | Booklet & Covers | RAR 317MB
CD | Classical | 1999 | Bis | Playing Time: 68'56"

In the early 1730s Bach revised his E flat major Magnificat of 1723, transposing it to D major and omitting the interpolations peculiar to Christmas performances in Leipzig. (Recent research suggests such richly scored Latin Magnificats could be performed in Lutheran churches at some 15 annual festivals, not just the three – Xmas, Easter, Ascension – previously supposed.)
Bach Collegium Japan, Soloists, Masaaki Suzuki - W.A. Mozart: Great Mass in C minor; Exsultate, jubilate (2016)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Great Mass in C minor; Exsultate, jubilate (2016)
Christian Immler, Makoto Sakurada, Carolyn Sampson, Olivia Vermeulen
Bach Collegium Japan; Masaaki Suzuki, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 382 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 188 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral, Vocal | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2171 | Time: 01:11:17

As the mysterious opening bars of the Kyrie gradually emerge into the light, we know that this recording of Mozart’s glorious Great Mass in C minor is a special one: the tempi perfect, the unfolding drama of the choral writing so carefully judged, and, above it all, the crystalline beauty of soloist Carolyn Sampson’s soprano, floating like a ministering angel. Masaaki Suzuki’s meticulous attention to detail, so rewarding in his remarkable Bach recordings, shines throughout this disc, the playing alert, the choir responsive, the soloists thrilling. And there is the bonus of an exhilarating Exsultate, Jubilate with Sampson on top form.
Johann Sebastian Bach - Complete Sacred Cantatas (Masaaki Suzuki) (55CDs) (1995-2013)

Johann Sebastian Bach - Complete Sacred Cantatas (Masaaki Suzuki) (Vol.51-55) (1995-2013)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Image+Cue, Log | Scans | 2.02 GB
Label: BIS

Since founding Bach Collegium Japan in 1990, Masaaki Suzuki has established himself as a leading authority on the works of Bach. He has remained their Music Director ever since, taking them regularly to major venues and festivals in Europe and the USA and building up an outstanding reputation for the expressive refinement and truth of his performances.

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.
Pierre Hantaï - Bach: Suites Anglaises No. 2 & 6, Concerto Italien (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Pierre Hantaï - Bach: Suites Anglaises No. 2 & 6, Concerto Italien (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 74:24 minutes | 1.45 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

A new disc from Pierre Hantaï is always an event. This recording based around Johann Sebastian Bach, gives pride of place to the Italian Concerto, and makes us rediscover the masterpieces of the cantor of Leipzig in a unique interpretation from the star French harpsichordist. A must have addition to his discography which includes a number of recordings for Mirare: Bach s Well-Tempered Clavier (Book I), Goldberg Variations, and flute sonatas (with Hugo Reyne); three discs of sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti; a programme of works by François Couperin; and most recently a recording of music for two harpsichords by Rameau (with Skip Sempé).
Ricercar Consort, Philippe Pierlot - Bach: In tempore Nativitatis (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Ricercar Consort, Philippe Pierlot - Bach: In tempore Nativitatis (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 67:44 minutes | 1.14 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Just in time for Christmas the Ricercar Consort present three festive works by JS Bach, where an exuberant ensemble, with flutes, oboes, trumpets and timpani, and voices to express the comfort and joy inspired by the Nativity. The Ricercar Consort was founded in 1980 by harpsichordist and now director Philippe Pierlot. They have made a significant discography, especially on the Mirare label, where their recordings have met with consistent acclaim and respect, in particular for their exceptional „Magnificat“.
Ophelie Gaillard, Ensemble Pulcinella - Bach Arias (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Ophelie Gaillard, Ensemble Pulcinella - Bach Arias (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 67:24 minutes | 1.08 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Booklet

Bach's cantatas make use of an amazing diversity of instruments, both old and new. Among the 'new' instruments was the violoncello piccolo, a rare type of cello that was popular for a brief period at the beginning of the eighteenth century. The addition of a fifth, higher string provided the instrument a unique lightness and delicacy in the upper registers. This collection featuring cellist Ophelie Gaillard and the ensemble Pulcinella focuses on arias from Bach's cantatas that are scored for the violoncello piccolo. The arias are interspersed with instrumental transcriptions from the Schubler Chorales and the Orgelbüchlein. Vocal soloists include soprano Sandrine Piau, tenor Emiliano Gonzalez Toro and alto Christophe Dumaux.