JS Bach: Cantatas Vol. 55

Masaaki Suzuki conducts the Bach Collegium Japan

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'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.' George Pratt

JS Bach
Cantatas Vol. 55: Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele, BWV 69
Freue dich erlöste Schar, BWV 30
Gloria in excelsis Deo, BWV 191
Hana Blažíková (sop), Robin Blaze (c.ten), Gerd Türk (ten), Peter Kooij (bass); Bach Collegium Japan/Masaaki Suzuki

BIS BIS-2031 (hybrid CD/SACD) 68:40 mins

Audio clip: from 'Gelobet sei Gott'

For a full review, pick up a copy of the December 2013 BBC Music Magazine

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