Latest News: Classical, Masaaki Suzuki (conductor)
Masaaki Suzuki and the Bach Collegium bring their mighty Bach cycle to a close with a pairing of two 'Cantatas of Contentment'.
The Japanese conductor and early-music expert talks to David about his recent recording of Beethoven's mighty Missa Solemnis with the Bach Collegium Japan.
Two veteran early music specialists venture into new territory: William Christie conducts Bach's Mass in B minor and Masaaki Suzuki turns to Beethoven's Missa solemnis.
Begun in 1995, Bach Collegium Japan’s mighty survey of the complete sacred cantatas crosses the finishing-line with these affecting performances of Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele, Freue dich, erlöste Schar, and Gloria in excelsis Deo.
Part-way through his cycle of the complete sacred cantatas, the Japanese conductor and Bach Collegium Japan pause to tackle one of the composer’s large-scale choral masterpieces.