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5.11.15

Bach Collegium Japan


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Bach, Brandenburg Concertos / Orchestral Suites, Bach Collegium Japan, M. Suzuki
(BIS, 2009)

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Handel (attrib.), Gloria (HWV deest), E. Kirkby, Royal Academy of Baroque Music, L. Cummings
(BIS, 2001)
Charles T. Downey, A triumphant return for Bach Collegium Japan
Washington Post, November 5
Many historically informed performance ensembles perform on original instruments. Some play with exceptional virtuosity; a few expand our understanding of a work by playing it. Bach Collegium Japan, which returned triumphantly to the Library of Congress on Wednesday evening, does all of these things. Beyond that, as demonstrated at this concert perhaps even more than on its last visit here, in 2006, the ensemble is never willing to sacrifice musical instinct and ensemble cohesion on the altar of authenticity.

At the heart of the program were two soprano blockbusters, both sung with limpid clarity and sensitive phrasing by Joanne Lunn... [Continue reading]
Bach Collegium Japan
With Joanne Lunn, soprano
Library of Congress

SEE ALSO:
Lawrence A. Johnson, Bach Collegium Japan makes intimate Chicago debut at Rockefeller Chapel (Chicago Classical Review, October 30)

Mark Swed, Masaaki Suzuki and Bach Collegium Japan's impeccable taste shows at Disney Hall (Los Angeles Times, October 27)

Jens F. Laurson, Bach Collegium Japan: Non nisi mota cano (Ionarts, March 28, 2006)

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