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Partitas BWV 825-830
Played by Masaaki Suzuki

K-8

J.S. Bach: Partitas for Harpsichord

Partitas BWV 825-830 [ 21:51, 22:29, 21:59, 37:00, 23:34, 34:02]

Masaaki Suzuki (Harpsichord)

BIS

Oct 2001

2-CD / TT: 161:20

Recorded at Kobe Shoin Women's University, Japan.
Review: Partitas by Suzuki
Review: Suzukiís Partitas
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Suzuki's partitas

Leila Batarseh wrote (May 30, 2004):
To my great surprise, I find that I actually have something to say about a Bach recording. And that thing is: run, don't walk, to BRO and get yourself a copy of Suzuki's Partitas before they're all gone. Until I bought it, the only solo recording of Suzuki's that I'd heard was his Fantasias and Fugues cd, which I thought was dreadful. But I'd read good things about his Partitas recording, so at BRO prices I decided to give it a try, and I'm very glad I did. I think it may be the most sheerly beautiful rendering that I've heard, but more importantly I also found it a very intense and emotionally expressive reading. All of this made possible, perhaps, by a certain flexibility and "breathing" quality in his playing, and by his unusually slow tempos - which almost always work, although a few movements (the gigue from the Partita in a minor comes to mind) do not benefit so much from this choice. I also enjoyed Suzuki's way with repeats, his not-at-all judicious ornaments. (I mean this as a compliment. When I read praise in a review for someone's "judicious use of ornamentation" I assume that they're big 'fraidy-cats about it and don't bother to add any worth mentioning.)

To top it all off, he plays a gorgeous instrument with a lovely resonant bass, and it's very well recorded. This version is not my all-time favorite (I still prefer Parmentier and Verlet on Astree), but it's up there, and it knocks the socks off Pinnock and some others I've heard. One cautionary note: I've only listened to it a couple of times, so I can't swear to how it will hold up to repeated listening. But I'm certainly enjoying it greatly so far.

 

Partitas BWV 825-830: Details
Recordings:
1900-1949 | 1950-1959 | 1960-1969 | 1970-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-2009 | 2010-2019
Comparative Review:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6
Reviews of Individual Recordings:
Partitas - P. Anderszewski [McElhearn] | Partitas - P. Anderszewski [Satz] | Partitas - L. Corolan & I. Kipnis | Partitas - F. Kempf | Partitas - E. Feller 1 | Partitas - E. Parmentier | Partitas - A. Rangell | GV & Partitas - K. Richter | Partitas - B. Roberts | Partitas - S. Ross | Partitas - C. Rousset | Partitas - S. Sager | Partitas - C. Sheppard [Morrison] | Partitas - C. Sheppard [Satz] | Partitas - J.L. Steuerman | Partitas - M. Suzuki [McElhearn] | Partitas - M. Suzuki [Henderson] | Partitas - C. Tiberghien | Partitas - R. Troeger | Partitas - B. Verlet | Partitas - K. Weiss | Rübsam - Part 2 | Rübsam - Part 3
General Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Part 4 | MD: Partita No. 1 in B flat major BWV 825
Discussions of Individual Recordings:
Partitas - P. Anderszewski | Partitas - V. Dondysh | Partitas - played R. Goode
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Partitas - R. Kirkpatrick | Partitas - A. Rangell | Partitas - S. Ross | Partitas - A. Schiff | Partitas - M. Suzuki | Partitas - B. Verlet | Partitas - K. Weiss | Partitas - R. Woolley | Partitas - Z. Xiao-Mei

Masaaki Suzuki: Short Biography | Bach Collegium Japan
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
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