Bach: Overtures

Bach: Overtures

by Masaaki Suzuki
     
 

Listeners who already know Masaaki Suzuki and the Bach Collegium Japan from their recordings of Bach's "Brandenburg Concertos," violin concertos, cantatas, and Passions will know what to expect from their recording of Bach's overtures. For those listeners unfamiliar with Suzuki and the BCJ, what they can expect is bright, light, lively, andSee more details below

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Listeners who already know Masaaki Suzuki and the Bach Collegium Japan from their recordings of Bach's "Brandenburg Concertos," violin concertos, cantatas, and Passions will know what to expect from their recording of Bach's overtures. For those listeners unfamiliar with Suzuki and the BCJ, what they can expect is bright, light, lively, and loving performances of superior virtuosity and impeccable lucidity. They can expect brilliant string playing, emphatic brass playing, impressive tympani playing, and, in the "Third Suite," stunning flauto traverso playing. They can expect incisive tempos, clear textures, clean counterpoint, and joyous interpretations. They can also expect the occasionally odd rhythmic accents -- where did the offbeat accents come from in the "Third Ouverture"'s Menuet? -- and, every so often, a certain sense of superficiality -- the "Fourth Ouverture"'s happiness is unfeigned but sometimes seems a shade shallow. But, for listeners who don't already know Suzuki and the BCJ's work, the set is a splendid place to start. BIS' super audio sound puts the BCJ right in your living room.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/2005
Label:
Bis
UPC:
7318599914312
catalogNumber:
1431
Rank:
144817

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Tracks

  1. Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Robert von Bahr  - Robert Suff  - Masaaki Suzuki  -  Bach Collegium Japan Orchestra
  2. Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C major, BWV 1066  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Robert von Bahr  - Robert Suff  - Masaaki Suzuki  -  Bach Collegium Japan Orchestra
  3. Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Robert von Bahr  - Robert Suff  - Masaaki Suzuki  - Liliko Maeda  -  Bach Collegium Japan Orchestra
  4. Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D major, BWV 1069  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Robert von Bahr  - Robert Suff  - Masaaki Suzuki  -  Bach Collegium Japan Orchestra

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