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Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - Bach: The Complete Secular Cantatas [10 CDs] (2019)

Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - Bach: The Complete Secular Cantatas [10 CDs] (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 3,55 Gb | Total time: 12:00:19 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS 2491 | Recorded: 2004-2018

Only some twenty works out of what was originally a far greater number of secular cantatas have survived in performable condition. They nevertheless offer a welcome complement to our image of Bach the church musician, and reveal a composer who approached secular music with the same artistic integrity and demand for quality that we find in his sacred music.
Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki - Johann Sebastian Bach: Lutheran Masses, Vol. 1 (2015) [Re-Up]

Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki - Johann Sebastian Bach: Lutheran Masses, Vol. 1 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 319 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 150 Mb | Scans ~ 41 Mb
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: BIS | # BIS-2081 | Time: 01:05:30

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.
Bach Collegium Japan, Soloists, Masaaki Suzuki - W.A. Mozart: Great Mass in C minor; Exsultate, jubilate (2016) [Re-Up]

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 | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb | 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.

Hiroshi Suzuki - Cat (1975) Remastered Reissue 2014 [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at July 27, 2021
Hiroshi Suzuki - Cat (1975) Remastered Reissue 2014 [Re-Up]

Hiroshi Suzuki - Cat (1975) Remastered Reissue 2014
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 255 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 124 Mb | Scans included
Jazz Fusion, Jazz Funk | Label: Columbia | # COCB-54118 | Time: 00:40:20

Hiroshi Suzuki is probably the best know japanese jazz trombonist with Hiroshi Fukumura. Hiroshi started his professional career in the Nobuo Hara' Sharps & Flats big band, played for various jazz artists as well as Sadao Watanabe, Takeshi Inomata, Yuji Ohno or Shungo Sawada. In 1969, he recorded for Takt Jazz Series, the japanese jazz masterpiece Variation with the Masahiko Togashi Quintet, and Up Up And Away with his big band, The Happy Cats. Later, Hiroshi joined the new super Jazz combo formed by Akira Ishikawa & Hiromasa Suzuki, the Freedom Unity, featuring saxophonist Takeru Muraoka & bassist Kunimitsu Inaba, all present on this recording. Titles include the familiar Jazz standard Walk Tall composed by Joe Zawinul for Cannonball Adderley, Cat by Takeru Muraoka and Romance by Hiromasa Suzuki plus two original compositions by Hiroshi Suzuki, Shrimp Dance & Kuro To Shiro.
Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - Kuhnau, Zelenka, J.S. Bach: Magnificat (1999)

Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - Kuhnau, Zelenka, J.S. Bach: Magnificat (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 333 Mb | Total time: 71:31 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-CD-1011 | Recorded: 1998

Bach's setting of the Magnificat is one of his most often-recorded vocal works; as a rule, it's paired with one of Bach's lavishly scored festal cantatas. (The Easter Oratorio seems to be a current favorite.) Masaaki Suzuki and the Bach Collegium Japan had a different idea: they've paired Bach's Magnificat with roughly contemporary settings by Johann Kuhnau, who was Bach's immediate predecessor in Leipzig, and Jan Dismas Zelenka, who was a composer at the court of Saxony in Dresden. Zelenka is an interesting composer, among the most underrated of the Baroque era. His writing is less dense and intricate than Bach's–at times it looks forward to the simpler, more elegant style of Haydn and C.P.E. Bach. Zelenka knew his counterpoint, however, and was fond of slipping the occasional surprising chord change into his music.
Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem & Vesperae solennes de confessore (2014) [Re-Up]

Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 345 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Scans ~ 73 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 - Johann Sebastian Bach: Organ Works (2015) [Re-Up]

Masaaki Suzuki - Johann Sebastian Bach: Organ Works (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 370 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | 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.
Bach Collegium Japan & Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach - St. John Passion, BWV 245 (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Bach Collegium Japan & Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach- St. John Passion, BWV 245 (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 01:44:20 minutes | 1,91 GB
Classical | Label: BIS, Official Digital Download

Suzuki presents the 1749 version of the St. John Passion, a work that underwent many changes since its first performance in 1724. This fourth version, performed at the end of Bach's life, represents his ultimate vision of this great work. (Suzuki includes in an appendix three arias from the 1725 version that Bach removed from this later version.)
Bach Collegium Japan & Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 (2020)

Bach Collegium Japan & Masaaki Suzuki - J.S. Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245 (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 504 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 253 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:44:53
Classical, Sacred, Vocal | Label: BIS

Suzuki presents the 1749 version of the St. John Passion, a work that underwent many changes since its first performance in 1724. This fourth version, performed at the end of Bach's life, represents his ultimate vision of this great work. (Suzuki includes in an appendix three arias from the 1725 version that Bach removed from this later version.)
Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - Johann Sebastian Bach: Matthäus-Passion (2019)

Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan - Johann Sebastian Bach: Matthäus-Passion (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 754 Mb | Total time: 163:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BIS | BIS-SACD-2500 | Recorded: 2019

Masaaki Suzuki and his Bach Collegium Japan made their first recording of the St Matthew Passion in March 1999. Twenty years later, in April 2019, it was time once again, as the singers and players gathered in the Concert Hall of the Saitama Arts Theater in Japan. ‘A profound joy’ is how Masaaki Suzuki describes his emotion at the opportunity to record Bach’s great fresco of Christ’s Passion for a second time. And this time, he and his ensemble have brought with them into the concert hall a profound and collective familiarity with Bach’s choral music, after having recorded more or less all of it in the meantime, including the complete sacred cantatas.