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Bach: St. John Passion / Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan

Bach / Bach Collegium Japan / Suzuki
Release Date: 03/21/2006 
Label:  Euroarts   Catalog #: 2050396  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Chiyuki UranoRobin BlazeMidori SuzukiGerd Türk,   ... 
Conductor:  Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bach Collegium Japan
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 57 Mins. 

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Bach: St John Passion

Midori Suzuki · Robin Blaze · Gerd Türk · Chiyuki Urano · Stephan MacLeod
Bach Collegium Japan
Masaaki Suzuki, conductor

Recorded live at the Suntory Hall, Tokyo, 28 July 2000

Picture Format: NTSC · 16:9 anamorphic (widescreen)
Sound Formats: PCM Stereo · Dolby Digital 5.1 · DTS 5.1
Region Code: 0 (all)
Subtitles: English, German, French
Booklet Notes: English, German, French
Running Time: 117 mins

* Concert on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the death of J.S.Bach.
* One of the greatest musical treatments of the suffering and death of Jesus Christ
Read more receives a performance that is musically precise and stylistically close to what we now know of Bach's ideals.
* The Bach Collegium Japan has been regarded for some years now as a real discovery among baroque ensembles specialising in the performance of sacred music from the Baroque.
* Masaaki Suzuki – a former Ton Koopman-student - who conducts and plays the harpsichord, is a complete and thorough musician, deeply involved in the emotional overtones of the music as well as technical questions of tempo, balance, and phrasing.
* State-of-the-art quality.

R E V I E W S

“Suzuki and this select team of vocalists and instrumentalists deliver an exceptional performance that would be difficult to surpass. Highly recommended and without reservation.” -- ClassicsToday on the audio recording
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Works on This Recording

1. Saint John Passion, BWV 245 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Chiyuki Urano (Bass), Robin Blaze (Countertenor), Midori Suzuki (Soprano),
Gerd Türk (Tenor), Stephan Macleod (Bass)
Conductor:  Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bach Collegium Japan
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 7/2000 
Venue:  Suntory Hall, Tokyo, Japan 
Length: 1 Minutes 57 Secs. 

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