Photo: Marco Borggreve
Leading authority on Bach Masaaki Suzuki works for the first time with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in performances of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. Appearing in cities across Europe, the tour sees performances taken to venues including Cadogan Hall London, the Théatre des Champs Elysées in Paris, BOZAR concert hall Brussels, Kölner Philharmonie, the concert hall of NOSPR Katowice and De Doelen in Rotterdam. Joining the OAE Chorus are soloists Anna Dennis, Robin Blaze, Jeremy Budd and BBC New Generation Artist Ashley Riches.
Whilst working with the OAE, this month also marks the release of Suzuki’s recording of Mozart’s ‘Great’ Mass in C minor with Bach Collegium Japan which is already receiving success with the critics.
“As a package, the disc as a whole is certainly a winner; the Mass easily ranks alongside the period-instrument benchmarks.” Gramophone, December 2016