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Masaaki Suzuki conducts Bach’s Cantata BWV 191

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The Recording of the Month in the new issue of BBC Music Magazine is the final installment of Masaaki Suzuki’s recording of the complete Bach Cantatas – Volume 55.

Suzuki conducts the Bach Collegium Japan in the opening chorus of Cantata BWV 191, ‘Gloria in excelsis Deo’. The recording is on the BIS label, which is 40 this year.

Writing in the December issue of BBC Music Magazine (out now), our critic George Pratt said:

‘Amid the devastation after the Kobe earthquake of January 1995, the Chapel of the Kobe Shoin Women’s University provided the peaceful recording venue for Masaaki Suzuki’s first of 55 discs of Bach Cantatas. Eighteen years later, this last CD is the pinnacle of an outstanding achievement.’

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