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Bach For Japan / Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan

Audio Samples

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 156, "Ich steh' mit einem Fuss im Grabe" BWV 156
>     Sinfonia
>     2
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106
>     Sonatina
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Die Seele ruht in Jesu Handen, BWV 127
>     3
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Herzlich tut mich verlangen, BWV 727
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : In deine Hande befehl ich meinen Geist, BWV 106
>     3a
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068
>     Air
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Bete aber auch dabei, BWV 115
>     4
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orgelbüchlein
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 170, "Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust" BWV 170
>     1
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suáer Trost, mein Jesus kommt, BWV 151
>     1
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 1124
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Wie zittern und wanken, BWV 105
>     3
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Es ist vollbracht, BWV 159
>     4
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Komm, Jesu, komm!, BWV 229

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 156, "Ich steh' mit einem Fuss im Grabe" BWV 156
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Die Seele ruht in Jesu Handen, BWV 127
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Herzlich tut mich verlangen, BWV 727
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : In deine Hande befehl ich meinen Geist, BWV 106
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Bete aber auch dabei, BWV 115
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orgelbüchlein
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 170, "Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust" BWV 170
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Suáer Trost, mein Jesus kommt, BWV 151
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 1124
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Wie zittern und wanken, BWV 105
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Es ist vollbracht, BWV 159
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Komm, Jesu, komm!, BWV 229
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Notes & Reviews:

MusicWeb International, July 2012
The order of pieces makes for a thoroughly seamless, always engaging programme...The performances here are pretty much top-notch, as previous critical acclaim has attested.



Reviews

In support of TOHOKU HELP
To aid the victims of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami.
Bach Collegium Japan Chorus and Orchestra under the direction of Masaaki Suzuki
Vocal soloists: Carolyn Sampson, Susanne Rydn, Hana Blakov & Miah Persson (soprano); Yoshikazu Mera & Robin Blaze (countertenor); Gerd Trk (tenor); Peter Kooij (bass). Masaaki Suzuki (organ)

The March 11th, 2011 earthquake off the coast of Japan and the tsunami obliterated the region of Japan,Tohoku. Masaaki Suzuki writes this introduction to the CD, 'It has been compiled in commemoration of the large number of people who lost their lives, and in the hope that the music will offer consolation to those who have suffered bereavement, help to heal their hurt, and give them the strength to rebuild the country for the next generation.'This compact disc is sold to benefit Tohoku Help, a effort to relieve the people of the Tohoku region. Thanks to the Sendai Christian Alliance, and the musicians performing donating their royalties and BIS Records contributing the same amount. It is comprised of arias from Bach Collegium Japans cycle of the complete church cantatas, as well as instrumental movements and the motet Komm, Jesu, komm, and three organ chorales, recorded by Masaaki Suzuki especially for this release.

Submitted on 03/13/12 by HB 
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Works Details

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 156, "Ich steh' mit einem Fuss im Grabe" BWV 156 :: Sinfonia
  • Performers: Masamitsu San'nomiya (Oboe); Masaaki Suzuki [Conductor/Organ] (Organ)
  • Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
  • Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 01/23/1729

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 156, "Ich steh' mit einem Fuss im Grabe" BWV 156 :: 2
  • Performers: Gerd Türk (Tenor); Rachel Nicholls (Soprano); Masaaki Suzuki [Conductor/Organ] (Organ); Yoshie Hida (Soprano); Minae Fujisaki
  • Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
  • Running Time: 6 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 01/23/1729

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106 :: Sonatina
  • Performer: Masaaki Suzuki [Conductor/Organ] (Organ)
  • Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1707-1708

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Die Seele ruht in Jesu Händen, BWV 127 :: 3
  • Performers: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano); Masamitsu San'nomiya (Oboe); Masaaki Suzuki [Conductor/Organ] (Organ)
  • Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
  • Running Time: 8 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 02/11/1725

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Herzlich tut mich verlangen, BWV 727
  • Performer: Masaaki Suzuki [Conductor/Organ] (Organ)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1740

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : In deine Hände befehl ich meinen Geist, BWV 106 :: 3a
  • Performers: Gerd Türk (Tenor); Masaaki Suzuki [Conductor/Organ] (Organ); Yoshikazu Mera (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
  • Running Time: 6 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1707-1708

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068 :: Air
  • Performer: Masaaki Suzuki [Conductor/Organ] (Organ)
  • Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
  • Running Time: 4 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1731

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Bete aber auch dabei, BWV 115 :: 4
  • Performers: Hidemi Suzuki (Cello Piccolo); Masaaki Suzuki [Conductor/Organ] (Organ); Susanne Rydén (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
  • Running Time: 7 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 11/05/1724

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orgelbüchlein
  • Performer: Masaaki Suzuki [Conductor/Organ] (Organ)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1713-1715

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 170, "Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust" BWV 170 :: 1
  • Performers: Masaaki Suzuki [Conductor/Organ] (Organ); Robin Blaze (Countertenor)
  • Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
  • Running Time: 6 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 07/28/1726

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Süáer Trost, mein Jesus kömmt, BWV 151 :: 1
  • Performers: Hana Blazikov (Gothic Harp); Masaaki Suzuki [Conductor/Organ] (Organ)
  • Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
  • Running Time: 8 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 12/27/1726

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 1124
  • Performer: Masaaki Suzuki [Conductor/Organ] (Organ)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1713-1715

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Wie zittern und wanken, BWV 105 :: 3
  • Performers: Miah Persson (Soprano); Masamitsu San'nomiya (Oboe); Masaaki Suzuki [Conductor/Organ] (Organ)
  • Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
  • Running Time: 6 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 07/25/1723

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Es ist vollbracht, BWV 159 :: 4
  • Performers: Masamitsu San'nomiya (Oboe); Masaaki Suzuki [Conductor/Organ] (Organ); Peter Kooij
  • Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
  • Running Time: 5 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 02/27/1729

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Komm, Jesu, komm!, BWV 229
  • Performer: Masaaki Suzuki [Conductor/Organ] (Organ)
  • Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
  • Running Time: 8 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1731-1732