Bach Cantatas Limited Anniversary Edition 4 - Jesu, Nun Sei Gepreiset! / Suzuki

Release Date: 10/27/2009
Label: BIS
Catalog Number: 9033/5
Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
Number of Discs: 10

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Bach Collegium Japan was founded in 1990 by Masaaki Suzuki, who remains the ensemble's music director. Five years later, BCJ and BIS Records launched a complete cycle of Bach's church cantatas - a cycle which has just reached its 44th volume, and will be completed within the next five years. From the very beginning, this enterprise has been described as 'exceptional', 'invaluable' and 'the most consistent and successful of all cantata cycles'. In countless enthusiastic reviews, qualities such as 'clarity, long-breathed phrasing, tonal beauty and fine, idiomatic solo singing' (International Record Review) and 'sheer polish and technical accomplishment of the music-making' (Classic FM Magazine) are listed along descriptions of the following kind: 'Whether he dances a minuet, questions, comforts, relaxes in a pastoral setting or flinches under the lashes of unrelenting pointed rhythms, Suzuki's Bach always hits the right note and finds the proper gesture' (Le Monde de la Musique). Leading up to the 20th anniversary of Bach Collegium Japan, a limited edition of the first 40 discs is now available, compiled in four boxes of ten discs each. Following the chronological approach of the series, the first part, 'Erschallet, ihr Lieder!', contains contains 34 cantatas composed between 1704-1723, mainly in Weimar, Cöthen and Leipzig. The second instalment, 'Erfreut euch!', consists of 37 cantatas, the lion part of Bach's first cycle of cantatas for the church year 1723-24, while the remaining two, 'Singet dem Herrn!' (32 cantatas) and 'Jesu, nun sei gepreiset!' (39 cantatas) more or less correspond to the second cycle of Leipzig cantatas, composed for services during the church year 1724-25. Appearing throughout the series, alongside the singers and instrumentalists of Bach Collegium Japan, are a number of eminent soloists. These include the sopranos Carolyn Sampson, Yukari Nonoshita, Midori Suzuki and Miah Persson; the counter-tenors Robin Blaze, Yoshikazu Mera and Daniel Taylor; the tenors Gerd Türk, Makoto Sakurada, Jan Kobow and James Gilchrist; and the basses Peter Kooij, Dominik Wörner and Chiyuki Urano. The recordings have all been made in the same venue - the chapel of the Kobe Shoin Women's University - by the same group of BIS producers, and are of a quality that has greatly contributed to the critical success of the series. In the regular cantata cycle, all volumes from No. 28 and onwards have been released as Hybrid SACDs, with a Surround Sound option included. For the purpose of this anniversary edition, discs 28-40 have been produced as conventional Compact Discs. The discs are accompanied by the original booklets, including the full liner notes in English, German and French, as well as the German cantata texts and their English translations.
Works on This Recording
1. Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ, BWV 91 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan
Period: Baroque
Written: 1724 ; Leipzig, Germany
2. Nimm von uns, Herr, du treuer Gott, BWV 101 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan
Period: Baroque
Written: 1724 ; Leipzig, Germany
3. Christum wir sollen loben schon, BWV 121 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan
Period: Baroque
Written: 1724 ; Leipzig, Germany
4. Ich freue mich in dir, BWV 133 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan
Period: Baroque
Written: 1724 ; Leipzig, Germany
5. Was mein Gott will, das g'scheh allzeit, BWV 111 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Andreas Weller (Tenor), Peter Kooy (Bass), Yukari Nonoshita (Soprano), Robin Blaze (Countertenor)
Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Leipzig, Germany
6. Liebster Immanuel, Herzog der Frommen, BWV 123 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Yukari Nonoshita (Soprano), Andreas Weller (Tenor), Peter Kooy (Bass), Robin Blaze (Countertenor)
Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Leipzig, Germany
7. Meinen Jesum lass ich nicht, BWV 124 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Andreas Weller (Tenor), Peter Kooy (Bass), Yukari Nonoshita (Soprano), Robin Blaze (Countertenor)
Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Leipzig, Germany
8. Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin, BWV 125 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Andreas Weller (Tenor), Peter Kooy (Bass), Yukari Nonoshita (Soprano), Robin Blaze (Countertenor)
Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Leipzig, Germany
9. Jesu, nun sei gepreiset, BWV 41 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Robin Blaze (Countertenor), Yukari Nonoshita (Soprano), Jan Kobow (Tenor), Dominik Wörner (Bass)
Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Leipzig, Germany
10. Ich hab in Gottes Herz und Sinn mein Herz und Sinn ergeben, BWV 92 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Jan Kobow (Tenor), Dominik Wörner (Bass), Yukari Nonoshita (Soprano), Robin Blaze (Countertenor)
Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Leipzig, Germany
11. Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir, BWV 130 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Robin Blaze (Countertenor), Yukari Nonoshita (Soprano), Jan Kobow (Tenor), Dominik Wörner (Bass)
Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan
Period: Baroque
Written: 1724 ; Leipzig, Germany
12. Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BWV 1 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Gerd Türk (Tenor), Peter Kooy (Bass), Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Robin Blaze (Countertenor)
Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Leipzig, Germany
13. Erhalt uns, Herr, bei dienem Wort, BWV 126 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Gerd Türk (Tenor), Peter Kooy (Bass), Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Robin Blaze (Countertenor)
Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Leipzig, Germany
14. Herr Jesu Christ, wahr' Mensch und Gott, BWV 127 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Gerd Türk (Tenor), Peter Kooy (Bass), Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Robin Blaze (Countertenor)
Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Leipzig, Germany
15. Auf Christi Himmelfahrt allein, BWV 128 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Yukari Nonoshita (Soprano), Makoto Sakurada (Tenor), Peter Kooy (Bass), Robin Blaze (Countertenor)
Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan
Written: 1725 ;
16. Bisher habt ihr nichts gebeten in meinem Namen, BWV 87 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Yukari Nonoshita (Soprano), Makoto Sakurada (Tenor), Peter Kooy (Bass), Robin Blaze (Countertenor)
Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Leipzig, Germany
17. Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten, BWV 74 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Yukari Nonoshita (Soprano), Makoto Sakurada (Tenor), Peter Kooy (Bass), Robin Blaze (Countertenor)
Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Leipzig, Germany
18. Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats, BWV 42 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Robin Blaze (Countertenor), Dominik Wörner (Bass), James Gilchrist (Tenor), Yukari Nonoshita (Soprano)
Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Leipzig, Germany
19. Ihr werdet weinen und heulen, aber die Welt wird sich Freuen, BWV 103 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: James Gilchrist (Tenor), Dominik Wörner (Bass), Yukari Nonoshita (Soprano), Robin Blaze (Countertenor)
Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Leipzig, Germany
20. Es ist euch gut, das ich hingehe, BWV 108 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: James Gilchrist (Tenor), Dominik Wörner (Bass), Yukari Nonoshita (Soprano), Robin Blaze (Countertenor)
Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Leipzig, Germany
21. Bleib bei uns, denn es will Abend werden, BWV 6 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: James Gilchrist (Tenor), Dominik Wörner (Bass), Yukari Nonoshita (Soprano), Robin Blaze (Countertenor)
Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Leipzig, Germany
22. Gott soll allein mein Herze haben, BWV 169 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Robin Blaze (Countertenor)
Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan
Period: Baroque
Written: 1726 ; Leipzig, Germany
23. Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust, BWV 170 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Robin Blaze (Countertenor)
Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan
Period: Baroque
Written: 1726 ; Leipzig, Germany
24. Geist und Seele wird verwirret, BWV 35 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Robin Blaze (Countertenor)
Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan
Period: Baroque
Written: 1726 ; Leipzig, Germany
25. Bekennen will ich seinen Namen, BWV 200 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Robin Blaze (Countertenor)
Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan
Period: Baroque
Written: ?1742 ; Leipzig, Germany
26. Falsche Welt, dir trau' ich nicht, BWV 52 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Peter Kooy (Bass), Gerd Türk (Tenor), Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan
Period: Baroque
Written: 1726 ; Leipzig, Germany
27. Ich habe genug, BWV 82 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
Period: Baroque
Written: 1727 ; Cöthen, Germany
28. Ich armer Mensch, ich Sündenknecht, BWV 55 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
Period: Baroque
Written: 1726 ; Leipzig, Germany
29. Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid, BWV 58 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
Period: Baroque
Written: 1727 ; Leipzig, Germany
30. Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt, BWV 68 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Peter Kooy (Bass), Dmitry Badiarov (Cello), Gerd Türk (Tenor), Robin Blaze (Countertenor)
Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Leipzig, Germany
31. Er rufet seinen Schafen mit Namen und führet sie hinaus, BWV 175 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Peter Kooy (Bass), Dmitry Badiarov (Cello), Gerd Türk (Tenor), Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Robin Blaze (Countertenor)
Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Leipzig, Germany
32. Gottlob! nun geht das Jahr zu Ende, BWV 28 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Peter Kooy (Bass), Dmitry Badiarov (Cello), Gerd Türk (Tenor), Robin Blaze (Countertenor)
Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Leipzig, Germany
33. Sie werden euch in den Bann tun, BWV 183 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Peter Kooy (Bass), Dmitry Badiarov (Cello), Gerd Türk (Tenor), Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Robin Blaze (Countertenor)
Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Leipzig, Germany
34. Ich bin ein guter Hirt, BWV 85 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Carolyn Sampson (Soprano), Peter Kooy (Bass), Dmitry Badiarov (Cello), Gerd Türk (Tenor), Robin Blaze (Countertenor)
Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Leipzig, Germany
35. Lobe den Herrn, den mächtigen König der Ehren, BWV 137 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Yukari Nonoshita (Soprano), Robin Blaze (Countertenor), Makoto Sakurada (Tenor), Peter Kooy (Bass)
Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Leipzig, Germany
36. Tue Rechnung! Donnerwort, BWV 168 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Yukari Nonoshita (Soprano), Robin Blaze (Countertenor), Peter Kooy (Bass), Makoto Sakurada (Tenor)
Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Leipzig, Germany
37. Gott, der Herr, ist Sonn und Schild, BWV 79 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Yukari Nonoshita (Soprano), Robin Blaze (Countertenor), Peter Kooy (Bass), Makoto Sakurada (Tenor)
Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Leipzig, Germany
38. Ihr, die ihr euch von Christo nennet, BWV 164 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Yukari Nonoshita (Soprano), Robin Blaze (Countertenor), Makoto Sakurada (Tenor), Peter Kooy (Bass)
Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan
Period: Baroque
Written: 1728 ; Leipzig, Germany
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