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Masaaki Suzuki



Since founding the Bach Collegium Japan in 1990, Masaaki Suzuki has established himself as a leading authority on the works of Bach. He has remained music director of the BCJ ever since, taking it regularly to major venues and festivals in Europe and the USA. In addition to working with renowned period ensembles, he conducts orchestras such as the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic in repertoire ranging from Mendelssohn to Stravinsky.

Suzuki’s impressive discography on the BIS label, featuring Bach’s choral works as well as harpsichord and organ recitals, has brought him many critical plaudits. With the BCJ he is now extending the ensemble’s repertoire with recordings of Mozart’s Requiem and Mass in C minor, and Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis and Ninth Symphony.

Born in Kobe, Masaaki Suzuki graduated from the Tokyo University of the Arts and Music and went on to study at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam under Ton Koopman and Piet Kee. Founder and professor emeritus of the early music department at the Tokyo University of the Arts, he was on the faculty at the Yale School of Music and Yale Institute of Sacred Music from 2009 until 2013, and remains affiliated as the principal guest conductor of Yale Schola Cantorum.

In 2012 Masaaki Suzuki was awarded with the Leipzig Bach Medal and in 2013 the Bach Prize of the Royal Academy (UK). In 2001 he received the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.
 


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Nicolaus Bruhns - Cantatas and Organ Works, Vol.1
BIS-2271 SACD
 €15
Bach: St John Passion - the Köln recording
BIS-2551 SACD
 €30
J.S. Bach - St Matthew Passion
BIS-2500 SACD
 €30
J.S. Bach - The Complete Secular Cantatas
BIS-2491 SACD
Limited edition box - 10 discs for the price of 5
 €75
Beethoven - Symphony No. 9
BIS-2451 SACD
 €15
Verbum caro factum est - a Christmas Greeting
BIS-2291 SACD
 €15
J.S. Bach - Secular Cantatas, Vol. 10 (BWV 30a, 204)
BIS-2351 SACD
Final disc in the series
 €15
Beethoven - Missa solemnis
BIS-2321 SACD
 €15
J.S. Bach - Secular Cantatas, Vol. 9 (BWV 201, 207a)
BIS-2311 SACD
 €15
J.S. Bach - Secular Cantatas, Vol. 8 (BWV 206, 215)
BIS-2231 SACD
 €15
Blu-ray: Gloria in excelsis Deo
BIS-2201 BD
 €20
Mozart - Great Mass in C minor
BIS-2171 SACD
Winner of the Gramophone Awards 2017: Choral Music
 €15
J.S. Bach - Secular Cantatas, Vol. 7 (BWV 212, 209, 203)
BIS-2191 SACD
 €15
Stravinsky - Pulcinella Suite
BIS-2211 SACD
 €15
J.S. Bach - Secular Cantatas, Vol.6 (BWV 198, 53, 1083)
BIS-2181 SACD
 €15
Bach - Lutheran Masses II
BIS-2121 SACD
 €15
J.S. Bach - Secular Cantatas, Vol.5 (BWV 213, 214)
BIS-2161 SACD
 €15
Bach - Lutheran Masses I
BIS-2081 SACD
 €15
Mozart - Requiem
BIS-2091 SACD
Empfehlung, Klassik-Heute.de
 €15
J.S. Bach - Nun danket alle Gott! - 53 Cantatas
BIS-9052 CD
Limited Edition: 15 CDs - Not available any more
    
J.S. Bach - Secular Cantatas, Vol.4 (BWV 205, 207)
BIS-2001 SACD
 €15
J.S. Bach - Cantatas, Vol.55 (BWV 69, 30, 191)
BIS-2031 SACD
 €15
J.S. Bach - Cantatas, Vol.54 (BWV 100, 14, 197, 197a)
BIS-2021 SACD
 €15
J.S. Bach - Secular Cantatas, Vol.3 (BWV 173a, 202, 36c, 524)
BIS-2041 SACD
 €15
J.S. Bach - Cantatas, Vol.53 (BWV 97,177, 9)
BIS-1991 SACD
 €15
J.S. Bach - Cantatas, Vol.52 (BWV 140, 112, 29)
BIS-1981 SACD
 €15
J.S. Bach - Cantatas, Vol.51 (BWV 195, 192, 157, 120a)
BIS-1961 SACD
 €15
J.S. Bach - Secular Cantatas, Vol.2 (BWV 208, 134a)
BIS-1971 SACD
 €15
Bach for Japan
BIS-2011 CD
“Self-recommending.” Fanfare
 €15
J.S. Bach - Cantatas, Vol.50 (BWV 149, 145, 174, 49)
BIS-1941 SACD
 €15
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