Masaaki Suzuki

statue of J.S. Bach in Leipzig
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One of the rewards of great art is finding meaning below the surface. The first four notes of an aria on this week's "Bach Hour" are designed not just to sound nice, but to carry a message.

Masaaki Suzuki
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Sunday at 7pm on WCRB In Concert with the Handel and Haydn Society, Masaaki Suzuki leads Beethoven's epic, iconic Ninth Symphony.

Fugue in A-flat, BWV 862, from Book I of the Well-Tempered Clavier - Onyx Brass

Cantata BWV 108 Es ist euch gut, dass ich hingehe (translation) - Robin Blaze, countertenor;  James Gilchrist, tenor;  Dominik Wörner, bass;  Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki, conductor

Partita No. 4 in D, BWV 828 - David Fray, piano

On the program:

Triple Concerto in A minor, BWV 1044 - Rachel Brown, flute;  Pauline Nobes, violin;  Richard Egarr, harpsichord;  Academy of Ancient Music, Andrew Manze, director

Cantata BWV 42 Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats (translation) - Yukari Nonoshita, soprano;  Robin Blaze, counter-tenor;  James Gilchrist, tenor;  Dominik Wörner, bass;  Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki, conductor

January 29, 2017

Bach expert and champion of baroque music Masaaki Suzuki leads two concerts highlighting Bach and his contemporaries. Hear performances by the Royal Academy of Music and Juilliard415, presented by the the Boston Early Music Festival (June 2015), and the Bach Collegium of Japan, presented by the Celebrity Series of Boston (November 2015).

Hear Part 1

Hear Part 2

On the program:

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