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Download music from a Bach Cantata conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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This week’s free download comes from Masaaki Suzuki’s 53rd volume in his recording of the Cantatas by JS Bach. The track comes from the Cantata Es ist das Heil uns kommen her BWV 9 and it's the duet ‘Herr, du siehst statt guter Werke' performed by soprano Hana Blažíková and counter-tenor Robin Blaze.
Suzuki and the Bach Collegium Japan’s cycle has been widely acclaimed and the group’s recording of Bach’s motets won the BBC Music Magazine Choral Award in 2011.
‘The acoustic of Kobe Shoin Women’s University Chapel has coloured Masaaki Suzuki’s whole Bach series with an unmistakable sound quality. It works outstandingly well in the ‘Duetto’ movement of BWV 9 where, in masterly contrapuntal invention, flute and oboe d’amore chase each other in exact imitation while soprano and alto do the same with their independent melody line… Highly commended.'