J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Cantatas, Volume 4

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Masaaki Suzuki
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Bach Collegium Japan
Soloists:Midori Suzuki, soprano (bwv 185/199)
Aki Yanagisawa, soprano (bwv 163/165)
Akira Tachikawa, alto (bwv 163/165/185)
Makoto Sakurada, tenor (bwv 165/185/163)
Stephan Schreckenberger, bass (bwv 163/165/185)No.IIIb)
Peter Kooy, bass
Individual Works:Nur jedem das Seine, BWV163
O heiliges Geist- und Wasserbad, BWV165
Barmherziges Herze der ewigen Liebe, BWV185
Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut, BWV199
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Bis
Catalog Number:CD-801
Year Released/Recorded:1996
Total Playing Time:62'35
This is the fourth recording of a cantata series that is intended to be complete. By present (april 97) four CD's have been issued. I am strongly recomending them all. They are among the very best I have ever heard of Bach cantatas. If Suzuki and his Bach Collegium is following the same line of supreme quality througout the forthcoming recordings, I will be looking forward to every new issue in this series. I will not dwell on the individual works, because they are all equally superb, as are the soloist and all the rest.
Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Gunnar Engan
Date First Submitted:04/16/1997