WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org
Welcome to ArkivMusic, the retail store for KDFC!

Bach: Motets Bwv 225-230 / Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan

Bach / Bach Collegium Japan / Suzuki
Release Date: 02/02/2010 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 1841  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bach Collegium Japan
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Multi 
Low Stock: Currently 3 or fewer in stock. Usually ships in 24 hours, unless stock becomes depleted.  


Notes and Editorial Reviews


Bach's motets have been very lucky on disc. This latest version from Masaaki Suzuki and the Bach Collegium Japan is as good as it gets. In addition to the canonic six pieces, BWV 225-230, we also get the much more rarely heard Ich lasse dich nicht BWV Anh. 159, and O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht BWV 118. This brings the playing time of the disc up to more than 75 minutes, and may well prove important to Bach collectors. The singing is uniformly excellent, the small choir and soloists seemingly perfectly scaled to give the more complex pieces, Jesu, meine Freude in particular, plenty of contrast without any cost of contrapuntal clarity.

In the works with double choir, Suzuki has
Read more decided to double the first choir with strings, the second with winds, an excellent choice. In the other works he mixes winds and strings, always with an ear to giving each voice its own vivid identity. He doesn't dispute the authenticity of the brief BWV 230 (Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden), and the performance has great spirit and rhythmic verve. Several of these works (Fürchte dich nicht BWV 228, for example) were written for funerals, but however solemn the occasion or the mood, the music always soars. BIS's SACD sonics are typically marvelous. Just great!

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Singet Dem Hern, BWV 225 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bach Collegium Japan
2.
Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, BWV 226 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bach Collegium Japan
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1729; Leipzig, Germany 
3.
Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bach Collegium Japan
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
4.
Fürchte dich nicht, ich bin bei dir, BWV 228 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bach Collegium Japan
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726; Leipzig, Germany 
5.
Komm, Jesu, komm!, BWV 229 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bach Collegium Japan
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
6.
Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden, BWV 230 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bach Collegium Japan
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1723-1729; Leipzig, Germany 
7.
Ich lasse dich nicht, BWV Anh. 159 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bach Collegium Japan
Period: Baroque 
8.
O Jesu Christ, mein Lebens Licht, BWV 118 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bach Collegium Japan
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 

Sound Samples

Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225: Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied
Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225: Wie sich ein Vater erbarmet - Gott, nimm dich ferner unser an
Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 225: Lobet den Herrn in seinen Taten
Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229: Komm, Jesu, komm
Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229: Drum schliess ich mich in deine Hande
Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227: Jesu, meine Freude
Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227: Es ist nun nichts Verdammliches an denen
Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227: Unter deinen Schirmen
Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227: Denn das Gesetz des Geistes
Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227: Trotz dem alten Drachen
Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227: Ihr aber seid nicht fleischlich
Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227: Weg mit allen Schatzen
Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227: So aber Christus in euch ist
Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227: Gute Nacht, o Wesen
Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227: So nun der Geist
Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227: Weicht, ihr Trauergeister
Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden, BWV 230: Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden, BWV 230
Furchte dich nicht, ich bin bei dir, BWV 228
Ich lasse dich nicht, du segnest mich denn, BWV Anh. 159
Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, BWV 226: Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf
Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, BWV 226: Der aber die Herzen forschet
Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, BWV 226: Du heilige Brunst, susser Trost
O Jesu Christ, mein Lebens Licht, BWV 118

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook




YOU MUST BE A SUBSCRIBER TO LISTEN - TRY IT FREE!
Listen to all your favorite classical music for only $20/month.
Sign up for your monthly subscription service and get unlimited access to the most comprehensive digital catalog of classical music in the world - new releases. bestsellers, advanced releases and more.
Aleady a subscriber? Sign In