Masaaki Suzuki

Full Moon
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On the program:

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (Martin Luther) - Julia Gooding, soprano

Chorale prelude:  Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 660, and Chorale prelude:  Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 661 - His Majesty's Sagbutts and Cornetts, Timothy Roberts, director

Cantata:  Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 62 (translation) - Yukari Nonoshita, soprano;  Robin Blaze, alto;  Makoto Sakurada, tenor;  Peter Kooij, bass;  Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki, conductor

Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1066 - Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

Chorale prelude:  Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 599 - Peter Sykes, organ (Fisk organ at Old West Church, Boston)

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The Dunedin Consort performs one of Bach's most popular and virtuosic works, and Masaaki Suzuki conducts the Cantata No. 186.

Maxim Rysanov
Laszlo Emmer

Maxim Rysanov writes in the liner notes for his Bach Cello Suites CD, "playing Bach is like confessing, letting myself free, opening myself to someone I trust in." Hear it this week on The Bach Hour.

January 29, 2017

Bach expert and champion of baroque music Masaaki Suzuki leads two concerts highlighting Bach and his contemporaries. Hear performances by the Royal Academy of Music and Juilliard415, presented by the the Boston Early Music Festival (June 2015), and the Bach Collegium of Japan, presented by the Celebrity Series of Boston (November 2015).

This concert is no longer available on demand.

Pentecost at St. Joseph Chapel, Milan, by Carlo Urbino
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On the program:

Prelude and Fugue in C-sharp minor, BWV 849, from Book I of The Well-Tempered Clavier (arr. Peter Lawrence) - German Brass

Cantata BWV 184 Erwünschtes Freudenlicht (translation) - Yukari Nonoshita, soprano; Mutsumi Hatano, alto; Gerd Tuerk, tenor; Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki, conductor

Fantasia in G, BWV 572 - Masaaki Suzuki, organ (Schnitger/Hinz organ in the Martinikerk, Groningen, The Netherlands)

Violin Concerto in E, BWV 1042 - Alina Ibragimova, violin; Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen, conductor

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