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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)  

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.)
Masaaki Suzuki - Johann Sebastian Bach - Organ Works Vol. 1 (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Masaaki Suzuki - Johann Sebastian Bach - Organ Works Vol. 1 (2015)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 1.34GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, BIS

The recipient of the 2012 City of Leipzig Bach Medal, Masaaki Suzuki has earned an enviable reputation as an interpreter of the music of J. S. Bach as a reviewer in Intl Record Guide has put it: 'With Suzuki you can hear Bach's heart beat'. To a wide audience he is known as the director of Bach Collegium Japan, and the moving force behind the ensemble's acclaimed recordings of Bach's complete sacred cantatas. Perhaps less well known is that he began his career at the age of 12! playing the organ at church services in Kobe, where he was born. Suzuki has remained true to the organ throughout his life, and for BIS he has previously recorded Bach's German Organ Mass, as well as programs of Buxtehude and Sweelinck. He here appears on a disc combining some of Bach's best-loved works for the instrument, including the D minor Toccata and Fugue, the Partitas on O Gott, du frommer Gott, BWV 767, the Canonic Variations, BWV769, and the celebrated Prelude and Fugue in E minor, BWV548.
Yoshikazu Mera / Bach Collegium Japan / Masaaki Suzuki - Baroque Arias (1998, BIS # BIS-CD-919) [RE-UP]

Yoshikazu Mera - Baroque Arias
Yoshikazu Mera (countertenor) / Bach Collegium Japan / Masaaki Suzuki (conductor)
EAC+LOG+CUE | APE: 290 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: BIS # BIS-CD-919 | Country/Year: Sweden 1998
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque, Vocal

]Yoshikazu Mera born May 21, 1971, in Miyazaki, Japan, is a Japanese countertenor. His range is three and a half octaves. Originally wanting to become a pop singer, Mera now primarily sings classical music from the West but also classical Japanese music. He appears frequently as a soloist with the Bach Collegium Japan, which under its conductor Masaaki Suzuki performs Baroque music. His 1998 recital disc "Nightingale" on Sweden's BIS Records was a major success in Japan.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Requiem (2014) Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Requiem (2014) Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 362 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 77 Mb
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: BIS Records | # BIS-2091 SACD | Time: 01:14:35

Mozart's Requiem is one of the truly iconic works in the history of music. A prime reason for this is of course its musical qualities; but even before that, legends had begun to form around the work - that it was written to fulfill an anonymous commission received through 'an unknown, grey stranger' - is the stuff of mystery novels, while the fact that Mozart fell ill and died while composing it has been exploited to great melodramatic effect. One thing that we know for certain is that its first performance took place at a memorial service for Mozart only days after his death. The performers used the composer's incomplete autograph, but very soon attempts to complete the work were set in motion by Mozart's widow. In 1800 the Requiem, in Franz Xaver Süssmayr's completion, appeared in print; it is this version that is still by far the most widely performed. Many have tried to improve on it, however, or make their own versions based on the autograph. For this recording, Masaaki Suzuki and the Bach Collegium Japan commissioned a new performing edition.
Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K.626 (2014) [24-bit/96kHz]

Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K.626 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 74:35 minutes | 1,35 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Since its creation in 1791, Mozart’s Requiem has become one of the truly iconic works in the history of music. For this recording of the work, Masaaki Suzuki and the Bach Collegium Japan commissioned a new performing edition. Masato Suzuki, himself a member of the BCJ and the son of Masaaki, has based his completion on Eybler’s and Süßmayr’s work, explaining his procedure in the liner notes to the disc. The recording was made at the Shoin Chapel in Kobe, where the team has previously recorded their complete cycle of Bach’s church cantatas. A stellar cast of soloists is headed by soprano Carolyn Sampson, who also shines in the famous soprano aria Laudate Dominum – one of the highlights of Vesperae solennes de confessore which conclude the disc.

J.S.Bach - Cantatas Volume 55 (Suzuki)  

Posted by Bibixy at Dec. 18, 2013
J.S.Bach - Cantatas Volume 55 (Suzuki)

J.S.Bach - Cantatas Volume 55 (Suzuki)
CD | BIS | 2013 | RAR | 106Mb
MP3 192 Kbps | Lame encoded | Tracks, Covers

18 years and 55 discs later, a great adventure is brought to a close. The chronological approach adopted by Suzuki means that the three works included here are the last extant cantatas by Bach’s hand.
This series has been a landmark recording project for BIS and is released to coincide with the label's 40th anniversary. Throughout the series, individual volumes have regularly picked up ‘choice’ awards from the major music magazines as well as numerous appearances in the UK classical chart.

Johann Sebastian Bach - The Cantatas [55 CD] (Repost)  

Posted by Bibixy at Sept. 14, 2013
Johann Sebastian Bach - The Cantatas [55 CD] (Repost)

Johann Sebastian Bach - The Cantatas (Masaaki Suzuki)
BIS | 1995-2011 | 55 CD | 55 RAR | 6.5Gb
MP3 192 Kbps | Lame encoded | Tracks | Covers & Booklets

For those who are not familiar with the Bach Collegium Japan, it is an orchestra and choir founded in 1990 by their director and keyboard player Masaaki Suzuki. The orchestra is renowned as Japan’s leading period instrument players applying their historically informed knowledge of sacred baroque music and specialising in the work of J.S. Bach. The chosen venue for Suzuki’s cycle of recordings has been the Shoin Women’s University Chapel in Kobe, Japan.
Suzuki really is a master of his art directing impeccable vocal and instrumental performances.
J.S. Bach – Cantatas Vol. 48 - Masaaki Suzuki [2011] (PS3 SACD rip)

J.S. Bach – Cantatas Vol. 48 - Masaaki Suzuki [2011] (PS3 SACD rip)
SACD ISO Image = 3.34 GB | Scans PDF (800 dpi): 26 MB | 5% Recovery | Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
Classical | Label: BIS Records | Catalog Number: BIS-SACD-1881 | DST 1bit-2822,4kHz 2.0, 5.0

Volume 48 of Masaaki Suzuki’s and Bach Collegium Japan’s traversal of Johann Sebastian Bach’s cantatas opens with Cantata 34, O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe – a jubilant work intended for Whit Sunday 1727, but with its origins in an earlier, secular wedding cantata.

Gott, man lobet dich in der Stille (BWV 120) was composed for a festive church service marking the annual town council election in Leipzig. But the programme also also offers moments of introspection and quiet beauty, such as the celebrated alto aria Ich will dich all mein Leben lang from Cantata 117, here performed by the counter-tenor Robin Blaze, well-known to the followers of this series.

J.S. Bach – Cantatas Vol. 43 - Masaaki Suzuki [2009] (PS3 SACD rip)

J.S. Bach – Cantatas Vol. 43 - Masaaki Suzuki [2009] (PS3 SACD rip)
SACD ISO Image = 2.88 GB | Scans PDF (800 dpi): 26 MB | 5% Recovery | Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
Classical | Label: BIS Records | Catalog Number: BIS-SACD-1761 | DST 1bit-2822,4kHz 2.0, 5.0

On we go to the 43rd release in this, probably the best series of Bach’s cantatas going, at least in Super Audio. (I still like Gardiner’s series a lot, though it will not be complete.) But Suzuki, far more than chief competitor Ton Koopman, has given us a set for the ages, not only performed with consummate style, historical considerations, and musical substance, but with a feeling for these seminal religious works that transcends the merely mechanical presentation that we so often—too often—hear. These three pieces are reached through the way-back machine in the year 1725, smack in the middle of Christmas season, enjoyed by Bach and congregants during his third year in Leipzig. The court poet Georg Christian Lehms supplied the texts for these pieces from a collection published in 1711.