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Latest News: Classical, Masaaki Suzuki (conductor)

 Recording of the Week, Masaaki Suzuki completes his Bach cantata cycle

by David Smith

Masaaki Suzuki and the Bach Collegium bring their mighty Bach cycle to a close with a pairing of two 'Cantatas of Contentment'.

 Interview, Masaaki Suzuki on Beethoven's Missa solemnis

by David Smith

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.

 Recording of the Week, Bach from William Christie and Beethoven from Masaaki Suzuki

by Katherine Cooper

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.

 Recording of the Week, Bach Cantatas from Masaaki Suzuki

by Chris O'Reilly

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.

 Recording of the Week, Bach B minor Mass from Suzuki

by Chris O'Reilly

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.