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Bach: St. John Passion / Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan, et al
Masaaki Suzuki, Chiyuki Urano, Peter Kooij
Bach: St. John Passion / Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan, et al
Genre: Classical
 
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All Artists: Masaaki Suzuki, Chiyuki Urano, Peter Kooij
Title: Bach: St. John Passion / Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan, et al
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Bis
Release Date: 4/1/1999
Album Type: Import
Genre: Classical
Styles: Opera & Classical Vocal, Historical Periods, Baroque (c.1600-1750), Sacred & Religious
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 789368896028

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This is it
Vallini Gabriele | 04/25/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The "St John Passion" isn't the equal of the "St Matthew Passion," but let's not quibble. It's still amazing, as is this performance. All hail the Bach Collegium Japan and their Bach work. I also recommend their Cantatas cycle; matchless."
Excellent
Vallini Gabriele | Italy | 11/09/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Great recording by BIS, great performance by Suzuki. Includes arias normally not present in the other editions of the St. Johannes Passion such as "Ach, windet euch nicht so, geplagte Seelen" and "Himmel Reisse, Welte Erbebe" two precious diamonds which beauty would have been sufficient to award Bach as the greatest composer of "at least" his century. Thanks, thanks, thanks, JSB!
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Bach by Suzuki is Sublime
Kerry K. Kaneko | 04/06/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The internationally acclaimed HIP (Historically Informed Performance) instrumental and choral ensemble Bach Collegium Japan, under music director Masaaki Suzuki, delivers an outstanding performance of the St. John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach. This superb 1998 BIS recording won a Cannes Classical Award in 2000. In his August 18, 2005 article for the highly respected, high brow, German nationwide weekly newspaper Die Zeit, "The Meistersingers from Tokyo: Conductor Masaaki Suzuki and his Japanese Bach Collegium left audiences speechless in a recent tour of Germany," Die Zeit journalist Wolfram Goertz writes, "Masaaki Suzuki was born in Kobe, in 1954. He is the conductor of the Bach Collegium Japan, a hand-picked group of musicians who since the group's formation in 1990 have dedicated themselves so unswervingly and competently to Bach's music that the western world has been left speechless. The jury of Germany's phonographic award, the Deutscher Schallplattenpreis, recently honoured Suzuki's team for the 27th sequel of its recordings all of Bach's cantatas. Now the troop is in Franconia to perform Bach's Mass in B Minor. After the concert the audience looked as if they couldn't quite believe what they'd just heard. Some were clearly asking themselves what on earth had happened to the world and its traditions that their beloved Bach could be delivered with such profundity, virtuosity and sincerity by, God forbid, the Japanese.""