Bach Cantatas 55
On Friday February 22, 2013, Masaaki Suzuki and the Bach Collegium Japan put the final touches to what will be the 55th and last volume in their monumental series of Bach's sacred cantatas. The disc includes the last extant work by Bach in the genre: Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele, BWV 69. The series of cantatas was initiated in 1995, as a collaboration between the Japanese musicians and the Swedish label BIS Records, and has in the intervening years become one of the most highly respected recording projects around. The collaboration between BCJ and BIS has also included numerous other recordings, by Bach and other composers, and will continue with further Bach projects, such as secular cantatas, masses and concertos, but also with an eye to later repertoire.