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Suzuki Bach Cantatas

Started in 1995 Suzuki's series with the Bach Collegium Japan is maintaining a remarkable consistency of sheer quality. These performances radiate freshness, and their vitality is matched by a wonderfully present recorded sound which, in the later volumes, with the addition of the surround effect of SACD, is very realistic indeed. It gives impression that one is in the auditorium where the performances are taking place.

With Carolyn Sampson and Yukari Nonoshita among others joining the soloists in recent volumes, the quality of the solo singing, and indeed the instrumental obbligati, seem unsurpassable.

Suzuki uses a higher pitch (A=465) with its brighter sound, and also favours female voices. The strings are clean yet have bloom, and there is no sense of inhibition.

"Although the excellence of rival surveys is not in doubt, this Japanese survey is the strongest and most consistent, and the BIS recordings are altogether exemplary" - Penguin Guide to Recorded Classical Music, 2008.

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  • Hana Blažíkova (soprano), Robin Blaze (counter-tenor), Gerd Türk (tenor) & Peter Kooij (bass)

    Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki

    The trio texture of two oboes d'amore and bass opening the soprano aria of BWV 19 is exquisite, their tone excellently matched by Hana Blažíkova as she enters to expand the texture to a quartet..... More…

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  • Yukari Nonoshita (soprano), Robin Blaze (counter-tenor), Jan Kobow (tenor) & Dominik Wörner (bass)

    Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki

    Yet again a fine achievement, striking the right balance between deep contemplation and freshness of approach More…

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  • Hana Blažíková (soprano), Robin Blaze (counter-tenor), Satoshi Mizukoshi (tenor) & Peter Kooij (bass)

    Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki

    striking testimony to fine SACD engineering as well as the performers: this clarity and springiness is a vital component...the opening of BWV120, a tight-rope of alto demi-semi-quavers on which... More…

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  • Hana Blažíková (soprano), Robin Blaze (counter-tenor), Satoshi Mizukoshi (tenor), Peter Kooij (bass)

    Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki

    Suzuki's [Bach series] was initially rather restrained and reverential. No longer...the generous acoustic of the Chapel, reverberating for nearly four seconds, doesn't dull the crisp articulation...another... More…

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