• BIS1841 Katalognummer
  • 7318599918419 EAN
  • 1SACD Format
  • 2010 Utgivelsesr

Artist
Bach Collegium Japan | Suzuki, Masaaki (conductor)

Dirigent
Suzuki, Masaaki

Medvirkende
Wrner, Dominik (bass) | Guillon, Damien (counter-tenor) | Mizukoshi, Satoshi (tenor) | Nonoshita, Yukari (soprano)

Komponist
Bach, Johann Sebastian

Ensemble
Bach Collegium Japan

Sjanger
World

Plateselskap
BIS

Verk

Bach, Johann Sebastian:

Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV225:
[Chorus]. Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied
[Choral/Aria]. Wie sich ein Vater erbarmet
[Chorus]. Lobet den Herrn in seinen Taten

Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV229:
[Chorus]. Komm, Jesu, komm
[Aria]. Drum schließ ich mich in deine Hände

Jesu, meine Freude, BWV227:
Choral Vers 1. Jesu, meine Freude
[Chorus]. Es ist nun nichts Verdammliches an denen
Choral Vers 2. Unter deinen Schirmen
[Trio]. Denn das Gesetz des Geistes
Choral Vers 3. Trotz dem alten Drachen
[Fuge]. Ihr aber seid nicht fleischlich
Choral Vers 4. Weg mit allen Schätzen!
Andante [Trio]. So aber Christus in euch ist
Choral Vers 5. Gute Nacht, o Wesen
[Chorus]. So nun der Geist
Choral Vers 6. Weicht, ihr Trauergeister

Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden, BWV230
Fürchte dich nicht, ich bin bei dir, BWV228
Ich lasse dich nicht, du segnest mich denn, BWVAnh.159

Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf, BWV226:
[Chorus]. Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf
[Alla breve]. Der aber die Herzen forschet
[Choral]. Du heilige Brunst, süßer Trost

O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht, BWV118 (zweite Fassung)

Produktbeskrivelse

Diapason d'or de l'Année; BBC Music Magazine Choral Award
Jahrespreis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik 2010; Included in the 2011 Penguin Guide to the 1000 Finest Classical Recordings; Disc of the Month, ClassicsToday.com; Empfohlen, klassik.com; 5 stelle, Musica; Empfehlung des Monats, Fono Forum

Masaaki Suzuki and his Bach Collegium Japan have taken a short break from Bach's cantatas in order to record the same composer's Motets. Although few in number, these include such well-loved works as Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied and Jesu, meine Freude. Remarkable for their expressiveness and beauty as well as for Bach's virtuoso choral writing, most of the motets leave it open to the interpreters to perform them either a cappella or with instruments doubling the vocal parts. Masaaki Suzuki has opted for the latter alternative, and accompaniments range from a single organ, to strings and different combinations of strings and wind instruments. But nevertheless it is the singers of the Bach Collegium Japan that stand in the limelight here - and as followers of the Cantata series will already know, it is a marvellous choir. With regard to their recording of Bach's B minor Mass, the reviewer in Diapason called them 'a choir to dream of', while his colleague in Fono Forum, when writing about the Easter and Ascension Oratorios, described them as '16 singers, who sing with such clarity and flexibility that choral fullness of sound, soloistic virtuosity and transparency seem to merge, and this to a degree that one does not find in any European ensemble.' In view of the fact that several of the works are composed for double choir, the usual 16-member choir from the cantata recordings have been slightly expanded and here numbers 18 singers, of which some also appears as soloists. Included on the disc are the six motets BWV 225-231, as well as BWV 118 O Jesu Christ, mein's Lebens Licht and BWV Anh. 159 Ich lasse dich nicht.

The recording of the motets took place in Bach Collegium Japan's usual venue, the Kobe Shoin Chapel, and during it a short film was made. In this, Masaaki Suzuki talks about the special place the motets hold for him. Several of them were composed for funerals, and he finds in them music with a greater ability to console than human words, but also with 'a creative power for us to survive in this world.' There is not only grief in the motets - to Masaaki Suzuki's mind there is also the sound of angelic hosts: 'I think the angels' choir [in the Gospel of St Luke] might have been a double choir - as in Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied!'

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