Masaaki Suzuki

Biography

Born: Apr 29, 1954; Japan  
Masaaki Suzuki was better known as a keyboard player in the first decade or so of his career, but since about 1990 has established himself as one of the leading conductors of Baroque choral music.
Suzuki was born in Kobe, Japan, on April 29, 1954. As a child he exhibited musical talent early on and by age 12 was a church organist. He later enrolled at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, where he studied composition and
Read more organ. His teachers there included Akio Yashiro and Tsuguo Hirono. After receiving a master's degree in organ performance in 1979 (his bachelor's was in composition), he decided to take further instruction, enrolling at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam to study organ with Piet Kee and harpsichord with Ton Koopman.
In 1980 he was awarded second prize in harpsichord improvisation at the Flanders Early Music Festival in Bruges, Belgium, and three years later received third prize for organ playing there. During this period he also taught harpsichord at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Duisburg, Germany (1981-1983). From 1983 he began appearing regularly in Japan as an organ and harpsichord soloist, while serving on the faculty at Kobe Shoin Women's College. He also started conducting small ensembles, an activity that grew over the years, leading to his founding of the Bach Collegium Japan in 1990.
This ensemble, made up of singers and period instrumentalists, began appearing in regular concerts in 1992 with Suzuki as music director. This new activity added to Suzuki's already busy schedule of soloist and teacher: in 1991, he had been appointed professor of organ and harpsichord at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, a post he still held in the new century.
Suzuki and his ensemble began recording all of J.S. Bach's cantatas in 1995 for BIS Records, and for the same label he has been recording Bach's complete harpsichord output. In 1999 Suzuki was awarded a Mobil Music Prize in recognition of the general success he has achieved in the performance of Bach's music. Read less

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Born: Apr 29, 1954; Japan  
Masaaki Suzuki was better known as a keyboard player in the first decade or so of his career, but since about 1990 has established himself as one of the leading conductors of Baroque choral music.
Suzuki was born in Kobe, Japan, on April 29, 1954. As a child he exhibited musical talent early on and by age 12 was a church organist. He later enrolled at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, where he studied composition and
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WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. (Allegro)
II. Andante e piano
III. Allegro assai
I. [Allegro]
II. Adagio
III. Fuga
I. Overture
II. Courante
III. Gavotte I-II
IV. Forlane
V. Menuet I-II
VI. Bourree I-II
VII. Passepied I-II
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
Prelude No. 1 in C major, BWV 870
Fugue No. 1 in C major, BWV 870
Prelude No. 2 in C minor, BWV 871
Fugue No. 2 in C minor, BWV 871
Prelude No. 3 in C sharp major, BWV 872
Fugue No. 3 in C sharp major, BWV 872
Prelude No. 4 in C sharp minor, BWV 873
Fugue No. 4 in C sharp minor, BWV 873
Prelude No. 5 in D major, BWV 874
Fugue No. 5 in D major, BWV 874
Prelude No. 6 in D minor, BWV 875
Fugue No. 6 in D minor, BWV 875
Prelude No. 7 in E flat major, BWV 876
Fugue No. 7 in E flat major, BWV 876
Prelude No. 8 in D sharp minor, BWV 877
Fugue No. 8 in D sharp minor, BWV 877
Prelude No. 9 in E major, BWV 878
Fugue No. 9 in E major, BWV 878
Prelude No. 10 in E minor, BWV 879
Fugue No. 10 in E minor, BWV 879
Prelude No. 11 in F major, BWV 880
Fugue No. 11 in F major, BWV 880
Prelude No. 12 in F minor, BWV 881
Fugue No. 12 in F minor, BWV 881
Prelude No. 13 in F sharp major, BWV 882
Fugue No. 13 in F sharp major, BWV 882
Psalm 140: O Dieu, donne-moy delivrance (arr. for organ)
Psalm 140: Ik heb den Heer lief
Psalm 23 (arr. for organ)
Mein Huter und mein Hirt
Psalm 116: J'aime mon Dieu (arr. for organ)
Psalm 116: Ik heb den Heer lief
Psalm 36: Du malin le mechant vouloir (arr. for organ)
Psalm 36: Des boosdoenders wille seer quaet
I. (Allegro)
II. Andante
III. Presto
I. Ouverture
II. Courante
III. Gavotte I - II
IV. Passepied I - II
V. Sarabande
VI. Bourree I - II
VII. Gigue
VIII. Echo
I. (Adagio)
II. Allegro
III. Andante
IV. Allegro
I. Overture
II. Air
III. Gavotte I-II-I
IV. Bourree
V. Gigue
I. Overture
II. Courante
III. Gavotte I-II-I
IV. Forlane
V. Menuet I-II-I
VI. Bourree I-II-I
VII. Passepied I-II-I
I. Overture
II. Rondeau
III. Sarabande
IV. Bourree I-II-I
V. Polonaise - Double - Polonaise
VI. Menuet
VII. Badinerie
I. Overture
II. Bourree I-II-I
III. Gavotte
IV. Menuet I-II-I
V. Rejouissance
I. Allemande
II. Courante
III. Sarabande
IV. Menuet I - II
V. Gigue
I. Allemande
II. Courante
III. Sarabande
IV. Air
V. Menuet I - VI. Menuet II
VII. Gigue
I. Allemande
II. Courante
III. Sarabande
IV. Anglaise
V. Menuet I - II
VI. Gigue
I. Allemande
II. Courante
III. Sarabande
IV. Gavotte
V. Air
VI. Menuet
VII. Gigue
I. Allemande
II. Courante
III. Sarabande
IV. Gavotte
V. Bourrée
VI. Loure
VII. Gigue
I. Allemande
II. Courante
III. Sarabande
IV. Gavotte
V. Menuet polonais - Petit Menuet
VI. Bourree
VII. Gigue
I. Fort gai
II. Allemande
III. Courante
IV. Sarabande
V. Menuet
VI. Gigue
I. Allemande
II. Courante
III. Sarabande
IV. Bourree
V. Menuet I & II
I. Allemand (alternative version)
I. Praeludium
II. Allemande
III. Corrente
IV. Sarabande
V. Menuet I & II
VI. Giga
I. Fantasia
II. Allemande
III. Corrente
IV. Sarabande
V. Burlesca
VI. Scherzo
VII. Gigue
I. Ouverture
II. Allemande
III. Courante
IV. Aria
V. Sarabande
VI. Menuet
VII. Gigue
I. Sinfonia
II. Allemande
III. Courante
IV. Sarabande
V. Rondeaux
VI. Capriccio
I. Preambulum
II. Allemande
III. Corrente
IV. Sarabande
V. Tempo di Minuetta
VI. Passepied
VII. Gigue
I. Toccata
II. Allemande
III. Corrente
IV. Air
V. Sarabande
VI. Tempo di Gavotta
VII. Gigue
Kyrie, Gott Vater in Ewigkeit, BWV 669
Christe, aller Welt Trost, BWV 670
Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist, BWV 671
Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist, BWV 672
Criste, aller Welt Trost, BWV 673
Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist, BWV 674
Allein Gott in der Hoh sei Ehr´, BWV 675
Allein Gott in der Hh sei Ehr´, BWV 676
Fughetta super: Allein Gott in der Hoh´ sei Ehr´, BWV 677
Dies sind die heilgen zehen Gebot, BWV 678
Fughetta super: Dies sind die heilgen zehen Gebot, BWV 679
Wir glauben all an einen Gott, BWV 680
Fughetta super:Wir glauben all an einen Gott, BWV 681
Vater unser im Himmelreich, BWV 682
Vater unser im Himmelreich, BWV 683
Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam, BWV 684
Christ, unser Herr, zum Jordan kam, BWV 685
Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir, BWV 686
Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir, BWV 687
Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, BWV 688
Fuga super: Jesus Christus, unser Heiland, BWV 689
I. (Allegro)
II. Largo
III. Allegro molto
I. Allegro
II. Cantabile
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro
I. Allegro non molto
II. Largo
III. Allegro molto
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. (Andante)
III. Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Larghetto
III. (Allegro)
Fantasia
Fugue
Fantasia
Fuge
Fantasia
Fugue
I. Arioso. Ist eine Schmeichelung der Freunde, um denselben von seiner Reise abzuhalten.
II. Ist eine Vorstellung unterschiedlicher Casuum, die ihm in der Fremde konnten vorfallen.
III. Ist ein allgemeines Lamento der Freunde.
IV. Allhier kommen die Freunde, weil sie doch sehen, dass es anders nicht sein kann, und nehmen Abschied.
V. Aria di Postiglione
VI. Fuga all´imitatione della cornetta di Postiglione
I. -
II. Andante
III. Allegro assai
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro assai
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Larghetto
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro
I. Grave
II. Allegro
III. Alla Siciliana
IV. Allegro
I. Larghetto
II. Allegro
III. Larghetto
IV. A Tempo di Gavotta
V. Allegro
I. Largo
II. Vivace
III. Furioso
IV. Adagio
V. Alla breve
VI. (Andante)
VII. A tempo di Menuet
I. (Corrente)
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Larghetto
II. Andante
III. Adagio
IV. Presto


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