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Bach Collegium Japan: Cantata Series

Name:

Bach Collegium Japan

Location:

Kobe & Tokyo, Japan

Venues:

Kobe Shoin Women's Univercity Chapel, Kobe
Tokyo Opera City, Takemitsu Memoriam Hall, Tokyo

Years:

Since 1990 (Cantata Series)

Months:

3-5 programmes a year (February, April, June/July, September, November); each programme is performed in Tokoyo and Kobe

Artistic Director:

Masaaki Suzuki

Ensembles:

Bach Collegium Japan (Choir and Orchestra)

Website:

Bach Collegium Japan (Official Website) [English/Japanese]

History & Mission:

Bach Collegium Japan was founded in 1990 by Masaaki Suzuki, its inspirational Music Director, with the aim of introducing Japanese audiences to period instrument performances of great works from the Baroque period. Comprised of both Baroque orchestra and chorus, their activities include an annual concert series of J.S. Bach's cantatas and a number of instrumental programmes.
Since 1995 they have acquired a formidable international reputation through their acclaimed recordings of the major choral works and Church Cantatas of J.S. Bach for the BIS label. To date, they have already released 52 CDís of J. S. Bach's Church Cantatas and their recent recording of Bach Motets was honoured with a German Record Critics' Award (Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik), Diapason d'Or de l'Annee 2010 and also in 2011 with a BBC Music Magazine Award.
Bach Collegium Japan and Masaaki Suzuki have shared their interpretations across the international music scene with appearances in venues as far afield as Berlin, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, New York and Seoul and at major festivals such as the BBC Proms, Bremen Musikfest and the Edinburgh International Festival.
Celebrating their 20th anniversary with a series of special concerts in Tokyo, last season also featured performances at the Hong Kong Arts Festival, a tour of North America during which they performed J.S. Bach's B-minor Mass (BWV 232) at Carnegie Hall and European festival appearances including the Musikfest Bremen where the ensemble are regular visitors.

Logo:

2013-2014 Sesaon - Tokyo

2013-2014 Season - Kobe

Mar 11, 2013
Benefit Concert

Source: Bach Collegium Japan Website

Prepared by Aryeh Oron (June 2013)

Masaaki Suzuki: Short Biography | Bach Collegium Japan | Bach Collegium Japan: Cantata Series
Recordings of Vocal Works:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Recordings of Instrumental Works
General Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5
Cantatas:
Suzuki - Vol. 2 | Suzuki - Vol. 5 | Suzuki - Vol. 8 | Suzuki - Vol. 9 | Suzuki - Vol. 10 | Suzuki - Vol. 11 | Suzuki - Vol. 12 | Suzuki - Vol. 13 | Suzuki - Vol. 14 | Suzuki - Vol. 15 | Suzuki - Vol. 16 | Suzuki - Vol. 17 | Suzuki - Vol. 18 | Suzuki - Vol. 19 | Suzuki - Vol. 20 | Suzuki - Vol. 21 | Suzuki - Vol. 22 | Suzuki - Vol. 23 | Suzuki - Vol. 24 | Suzuki - Vol. 25 | Suzuki - Vol. 26 | Suzuki - Vol.. 27 | Suzuki - Vol. 28 | Suzuki - Vol. 29 | Suzuki - Vol. 30 | Suzuki - Vol. 31 | Suzuki - Vol. 38 | Suzuki - Vol. 43 | Suzuki Secular - Vol. 1
Other Vocal Works:
BWV 232 - M. Suzuki | BWV 243 - M. Suzuki | BWV 244 - M. Suzuki | BWV 245 - M. Suzuki | BWV 248 - M. Suzuki
Reviews of Instrumental Recordings:
Bachís Clavier-Ubung III from Masaaki Suzuki | Bach Harpsichord Discs from Hill and Suzuki | Bachís French Suites from Suzuki | Review: Partitas by Suzuki [McElhearn] | Suzukiís Partitas [Henderson] | Suzukiís Goldberg Variations
Discussions of Instrumental Recordings:
Partitas BWV 825-830 - played by M. Suzuki
Table of recordings by BWV Number

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