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Masaaki Suzuki plays Bach Organ Works, Vol. 2

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Catalogue numberBIS-2241 SACD
Release date2017-01-10
Discs1
Orig. sample rate96000 Hz
Total time70:47

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Before releasing his first disc of Bach’s organ works, Masaaki Suzuki had recorded the composer’s complete sacred cantatas, as well as the large-scale choral works and much of the music for harpsichord. His achievements in these fields obscured the fact that Suzuki originally trained as an organist, and began working as such already at the age of twelve. So when Volume 1 of this series reached reviewers around the world, it was something of a revelation to many: the disc went on to be named Choice of the Month in BBC Music Magazine, Diapason d’Or in Diapason and Recording of the Month in Gramophone, which then went on to include it on its list of the ‘50 Greatest Bach Recordings’.
Volume 1 featured the celebrated Schnitger/Hinz organ of Groningen’s Martinikerk in the Netherlands. For the present instalment, Suzuki returned to more familiar ground – the chapel of the Kobe Shoin Women's University where the great majority of his recordings with Bach Collegium Japan have taken place. The chapel houses a French classical organ built in 1983 by Marc Garnier, and on it Suzuki performs a highly symmetrical programme with the large-scale chorale partita BWV 768 at its centre. The work is known as ‘Sei gegrüßet, Jesu gütig’, although the chorale text that it is structured upon most probably is that of ‘O Jesu, du edle Gabe’. On either side the partita is flanked by an arrangement by Bach of concertos by Vivaldi, and a chorale prelude on ‘Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier’. The disc opens and closes with a Prelude and Fugue, in G major and C major respectively.
 
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  Prelude and Fugue in G major, BWV 541 07:20
01 Prelude 02:54 $ 0.44 USD
02 Fugue 04:26 $ 0.67 USD
 
03 Chorale prelude 'Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier', BWV 730 02:18 $ 0.35 USD
 
  Concerto in D minor, BWV 596, after Antonio Vivaldi (RV565) 10:45
04 I. II. Grave III. Fugue 04:39 $ 0.70 USD
05 IV. Largo e spiccato 02:59 $ 0.45 USD
06 V. 03:07 $ 0.47 USD
 
  Chorale partita on 'Sei gegrüßet, Jesu gütig' or 'O Jesu,
du edle Gabe', BWV 768
19:04
07 Chorale 01:19 $ 0.20 USD
08 Var. I 02:46 $ 0.42 USD
09 Var. II 01:10 $ 0.18 USD
10 Var. III 00:37 $ 0.09 USD
11 Var. IV 00:42 $ 0.11 USD
12 Var. V 01:06 $ 0.17 USD
13 Var. VI 01:44 $ 0.26 USD
14 Var. VII 01:19 $ 0.20 USD
15 Var. VIII 01:03 $ 0.16 USD
16 Var. IX 01:08 $ 0.17 USD
17 Var. X 04:21 $ 0.65 USD
18 Var. XI 01:49 $ 0.27 USD
 
  Concerto in C major, BWV 594, after Antonio Vivaldi (RV208) 17:48
19 I. 06:27 $ 0.97 USD
20 II. Recitativo 02:56 $ 0.44 USD
21 III. Allegro 08:25 $ 1.26 USD
 
22 Chorale prelude 'Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier', BWV 731 02:43 $ 0.41 USD
 
  Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 547 10:39
23 Prelude 05:10 $ 0.78 USD
24 Fugue 05:29 $ 0.82 USD
 
  Album total 70:47
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