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Masaaki Suzuki: Beethoven – Missa Solemnis

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It's almost certain that there is a Baroque Music User's Manual issued to each new period-instrument/performance orchestra and conductor defining what pieces of music must be recorded. De rigueur are all of Johann Sebastian Bach's Orchestral Work and Choral Works, including complete Cantata Cycles like those recently completed by John Eliot Gardner with his English Baroque Soloists and Monteverdi Choir and Masaaki Suzuki and the Bach Collegium Japan. Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Christopher Hogwood, Roger Norrington, William Christie, Phillippe Herreweghe--and the list ...


Carolyn Sampson, Marianne Beate Kielland, Makoto Sakurada, Christian Immler; Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Requiem

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For some listeners and critics Masaaki Suzuki and the Bach Collegium Japan is an acquired taste. I have found no quibble with Maestro Suzuki and his fine band and chorus. They have recently completed a complete survey of Bach Cantatas, as well as a majority of Bach's major orchestral works. Suzuki himself has recorded the buck of Bach's keyboard music (on harpsichord, of course) and all of these endeavors bear an undeniable stamp of Ton Koopman, with whom Suzuki studied. ...