Tag Archives: Masaaki Suzuki

Organ connections

To follow up on the post I wrote about musical prodigy Alma Deutscher, the person in the 60 Minutes segment was indeed my former student, Robert (Bob) Gjerdingen, who is now a music professor at Northwestern University. It was only … Continue reading

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Bach in Tacoma

Yesterday we were in Tacoma, WA, and took in an all-Bach organ recital at Christ Episcopal Church, where we heard Tomoko Miyamoto from Ferris University in Yokohama, Japan, play selections from Bach’s Clavierübung III, the German organ mass. The tracker organ is by … Continue reading

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A surprising performance

What would Bach do? That was my reaction to last night’s concert—the Bach Collegium Japan’s performance of the St. Matthew Passion. Even though I’m afraid I was left with more questions than answers, this performance was certainly memorable. The fact … Continue reading

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Arrival in Leipzig

We are here! After an 8 hour flight to Chicago, a 6 hour layover, an 8 hour flight to Frankfurt, and a 4 hour train ride to Leipzig, we are settled into our hotel. We are feeling human again thanks … Continue reading

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VIP Reception with the Bach Collegium Japan

There was a private reception with the Bach Collegium Japan after the concert. I’m so glad Carl bought the type of ticket which allowed us entrance into the private reception after the Bach Collegium Japan’s Mass in B Minor concert! … Continue reading

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The experience of a lifetime

How can I possibly describe a concert that was so filled with musicality, with spirituality, with beauty, with so much JOY?! The Bach Collegium Japan’s performance of the Mass in B-Minor was utter perfection in so many ways. The choir … Continue reading

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The Chapel of the Resurrection

After a hearty breakfast in the hotel, we picked up the car and drove straight to Valparaiso University. We made a beeline for the Chapel of the Resurrection, where the concert will be held tonight. Once inside, we could see … Continue reading

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“Bach Collegium Japan is here”

With these words on the Bach Collegium Japan‘s FaceBook page, Carl and I breathed a huge sigh of relief. That means that the group has landed safely in Michigan where they will present their first concert on this U.S. tour. … Continue reading

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Bach Collegium Japan

If you asked Carl Crosier today who his favorite interpreter of Bach’s choral music he would say it is the widely-acclaimed Bach Collegium Japan, under the direction of Masaaki Suzuki. In fact, Carl has ordered multiple copies of the Bach Collegium … Continue reading

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