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John Eliot Gardiner, London Symphony Orchestra - Schumann - Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4; Overture: Genoveva (2019)

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John Eliot Gardiner, London Symphony Orchestra - Schumann - Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4; Overture: Genoveva (2019)

John Eliot Gardiner, London Symphony Orchestra - Schumann - Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4; Overture: Genoveva (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 324 Mb | Total time: 69:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: LSO | # LSO0818 | Recorded: 2018

Following their award-winning Mendelssohn cycle, Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the London Symphony Orchestra embark on a new journey through the symphonies of Robert Schumann. Gardiner feels the Schumann symphonies are criticised unfairly and with these recordings he is on a mission to dispel the cobweb of myths around these symphonic masterpieces.

Magdalena Kožená Singt Bach (2010)

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Magdalena Kožená Singt Bach (2010)

Magdalena Kožená Singt Bach (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 303 Mb | Total time: 72:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 480 3614 | Recorded: 1997-2005

Kožená's first recording was of Bach arias, recorded in the Czech Republic. Upon hearing the recording, Deutsche Grammophon (DG) signed her to a recording contract. Later recordings include Handel’s Roman Motets and Italian Cantatas and Messiah with Marc Minkowski for DG/Archiv, and her first solo recital disc (Dvořák, Janáček and Martinů with Graham Johnson – Gramophone Solo Vocal Award, 2001) for Deutsche Grammophon. Further recordings include recitals of arias of Mozart, Gluck and Mysliveček (with the Prague Philharmonia and Michel Swierczewski), of French arias with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Minkowski, Gluck’s Paride ed Elena under Paul McCreesh, a recital disc with Malcolm Martineau and an acclaimed disc of cantatas by members of the Bach family (“Lamento”) with Musica Antiqua Köln and Reinhard Goebel. She is the 2004 Gramophone Awards Artist of the Year.

John Eliot Gardiner, The Monteverdi Choir, The English Baroque Soloists ‎- Bach: Advent Cantatas BWV 36, 61 & 62 (1992)

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John Eliot Gardiner, The Monteverdi Choir, The English Baroque Soloists ‎- Bach: Advent Cantatas BWV 36, 61 & 62 (1992)

John Eliot Gardiner, The Monteverdi Choir, The English Baroque Soloists ‎- Bach: Advent Cantatas BWV 36, 61 & 62 (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 298 Mb | Total time: 61:09 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 437 327-2 | Recorded: 1992

John Eliot Gardiner continues his series for Archiv with works which Bach performed on the First Sunday in Advent - two of them linked, to a greater or lesser extent, to Luther's great hymn Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, itself a metrical version of the fourth-century Veni redemptor gentium, the third a parody by and large of birthday music which Bach performed several times during the mid to late 1720s.

Monteverdi Choir, John Eliot Gardiner - Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in B minor (2015) 2 CDs

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Monteverdi Choir, John Eliot Gardiner - Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in B minor (2015) 2 CDs

Johann Sebastian Bach - Mass in B minor (2015) 2 CDs
Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, conducted by John Eliot Gardiner

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 508 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320)~ 243 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Soli Deo Gloria | # SDG722 | Time: 01:45:44

The Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists are renowned of their spectacular performances of Bach’s epic masterpiece, which they have toured extensively. During their last tour (in Munich, Frankfurt, Lucerne, Aix-en-Provence and Paris) there was a stampede for tickets and they performed every night in full houses, to spellbound audiences. This album is the culmination of the tour: it was recorded in an open session in London, and captures the special atmosphere of the concerts. It is presented in a 2-CD casebook and contains a booklet featuring original notes by John Eliot Gardiner translated in English, German and French.

John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque, The Monteverdi Choir - Handel: Messiah (1990)

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John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque, The Monteverdi Choir - Handel: Messiah (1990)

John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque, The Monteverdi Choir - Handel: Messiah (1983)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 569 Mb | Total time: 51:08+52:00+34:04 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | # 411 041-2 | Recorded: 1982

John Eliot Gardiner's is a highly musical and inspired account of Messiah, featuring an excellent group of soloists and an outstanding period-instrument band. With dance rhythms athletically sprung and da capo arias tastefully ornamented, the performance generates consistent interest and is lively in spite of its length. There is splendid choral singing from the Monteverdi Choir–the ending of "All We Like Sheep" is quite potent–and much wonderful work from the soloists. The recording, made in 1982, is impeccable.

John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque, The Monteverdi Choir - Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri (1990)

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John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque, The Monteverdi Choir - Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri (1990)

John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque, The Monteverdi Choir - Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 348 Mb | Total time: 72:42 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 447 298-2 | Recorded: 1988

Dietrich Buxtehude’s Membra Jesu nostri is a large-scale Passion work dedicated to the Swedish chapelmaster, Gustav Dübin, in whose notable collection, now at Uppsala, it holds a prominent place.

John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, The Monteverdi Choir - Schubert: Mass in A flat (1999)

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John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, The Monteverdi Choir - Schubert: Mass in A flat (1999)

John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, The Monteverdi Choir - Schubert: Mass in A flat (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 362 Mb | Total time: 73:28 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | # 456 578-2 | Recorded: 1997

Gardiner’s interpretation of Schubert’s great, often visionary A flat Mass, the work that absorbed him longer than any other, stands somewhere between the generously moulded, romantically inclined Sawallisch and the fresh, guileless reading from Bruno Weil using an all-male choir and boy soloists. Where Gardiner immediately scores is in the sheer poise and refinement of his performance: neither of the other choirs sings with such effortless blend, such perfect dynamic control or such precise intonation – a crucial advantage in, say, the tortuous chromaticism of the ‘Crucifixus’. Equally predictably, the orchestral playing is superb, with a ravishing contribution from the woodwind, who throughout the Mass are favoured with some of Schubert’s most poetic writing.

John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloists, The Monteverdi Choir - Bach: Easter Oratorio; Actus Tragicus (2014)

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John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloists, The Monteverdi Choir - Bach: Easter Oratorio; Actus Tragicus (2014)

John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloists, The Monteverdi Choir - Johann Sebastian Bach: Easter Oratorio; Actus Tragicus (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 261 Mb | Total time: 60:15 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Soli Deo Gloria | SDG719 | Recorded: 2013

After the completion of the magisterial touring sequence of Bach cantatas from conductor John Eliot Gardiner and his Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists, it seems that the prolific music-making will continue with non-cantata works. This strong recording of Bach's Easter Oratorio, BWV 249, was released just in time for the 2014 Easter holiday and should find the same demand as the rest of Gardiner's output. The Easter Oratorio is more an oversized cantata than a full-scale treatment with narrator, chorus, and soloists in the manner of Bach's other large religious works; it has no narrating Evangelist, consists mostly of solos in dialogue with each other, and apparently was actually adapted from an earlier pastoral birthday cantata.

John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloists, The Monteverdi Ch - J.S. Bach: Matthäus-Passion / St. Matthew Passion (1989)

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John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloists, The Monteverdi Ch - J.S. Bach: Matthäus-Passion / St. Matthew Passion (1989)

John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloists, The Monteverdi Choir - Johann Sebastian Bach: Matthäus-Passion / St. Matthew Passion (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 652 Mb | Total time: 157:23 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | 427 648-2 | Recorded: 1988

Gardiner’s reading of the St. Matthew Passion is conceived and executed on the highest level, an example of period practice that is unlikely to be bettered any time soon. The performance as a whole vibrates with life: soloists are first-rate, and wonderfully well chosen for their respective parts, and the work of chorus and orchestra is exemplary. The recording, made in 1988 in the spacious ambience of The Maltings, Snape, near Aldeburgh, is well balanced and exceptionally vivid.

John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Derek Lee Ragin, Sylvia McNair - Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (2012)

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John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Derek Lee Ragin, Sylvia McNair - Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (2012)

John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Derek Lee Ragin, Sylvia McNair - Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 401 Mb | Total time: 88:53 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca | # 478 3425 | Recorded: 1991

…Gardiner's account of the Vienna Orfeo ed Euridice is peerless. One soon loses all sense of its being a period-instrument performance at all, so profound, at times overwhelming is its impact - so utterly right. In detail after detail - hauntingly poetic offstage instrumental complement, perfectly positioned in the drama (and perfectly captured by the excellent Philips recording); superbly stirring brass playing, which makes every entry a dramatic event; choral singing extraordinarily light in weight yet rich in emotional substance; exquisitely refined dance movements - and in sustainment of a delicately tenebrous, uniquely Gluckian atmosphere throughout, Gardiner's command of an opera championed since his first London concert performance, 21 years ago, is revealed as simply larger and fuller than almost anyone else's.

John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Lyon, Monteverdi Choir - Gluck: Orphée et Eurydice (1989)

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John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Lyon, Monteverdi Choir - Gluck: Orphée et Eurydice (1989)

John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Lyon, Monteverdi Choir - Gluck: Orphée et Eurydice (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 508 Mb | Total time: 41:45+46:51 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # 7 49834 2 | Recorded: 1989

In spite of the French title, and the conductor known for his interest in period performance, this is not the French Orphee et Eurydice of 1774; it is a different 'period version', the period in question being not Gluck's but that of Berlioz (or, as we shall see, nearly so). In 1859, Berlioz, always a passionate admirer of Gluck, prepared a version of the opera for the contralto Pauline Viardot. The alto version of the opera was of course the original Italian one, of 1762, for a castrato, but Berlioz wanted to incorporate some of the changes Gluck had made in 1774 and to use a French text. His compromise version has served as the basis for most revivals of the opera, in whatever language, from then until relatively recent times, though its four-act structure has rarely been followed.

Anne Sofie von Otter, John Eliot Gardiner, NDR-Sinfonieorchester - Speak Low: Songs by Kurt Weill (1994)

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Anne Sofie von Otter, John Eliot Gardiner, NDR-Sinfonieorchester - Speak Low: Songs by Kurt Weill (1994)

Anne Sofie von Otter, John Eliot Gardiner, NDR-Sinfonieorchester - Speak Low: Songs by Kurt Weill (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 362 Mb | Total time: 78:09 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | 439 894-2 | Recorded: 1993

There are now many exponents and interpreters of Weill’s extraordinary output, from his German roots, through his French exile to his American and Broadway successes. The repertoire chosen for this disc reveals the variety and flavour of Weill’s writing. Von Otter’s honeyed tone and her ability to stamp sharply observed characterisations on the songs make this recording highly individual compared to that of Weill’s wife Lotte Lenya or, more recently, Ute Lemper. This is vocalised, rather than angst-ridden cabaret-style Weill, though Von Otter certainly delivers the dramatic intensity.

John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloists - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (1994)

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John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloists - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (1994)

John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloists - Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 712 Mb | Total time: 70:12+63:08+45:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | 439 871-2 | Recorded: 1993

In common with others these days, and with good musicological reasons, Gardiner re-jigs the ordering of Act III, positioning ‘Dove sono’ somewhat earlier than usual. He departs more radically from tradition by offering, in addition, a reordered version of Act IV. This is convincing as scholarship as well as drama – two qualities which inform the whole of this sparkling yet searching performance, a team effort which nonetheless permits plenty of sharply etched characterisation as well as some exceptionally fine singing.

John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir - Domenico Scarlatti: Stabat Mater (1985)

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John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir - Domenico Scarlatti: Stabat Mater (1985)

John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists - Domenico Scarlatti: Stabat Mater; Cavalli: Salve Regina; Gesualdo: Ave, Dulcissima Maria; Jacques Clément: O Maria, Vernans rosa (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 190 Mb | Total time: 46:43 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Erato | 2292-45219-2 | Recorded: 1984

These works by Scarlatti, Cavali, Gesualdo and Clément form a posy in honour of the Virgin, a reflection and echo of the abundant wealth of Western polyphony. The pieces recorded here share an undoubted Roman Catholic identity. They are, as it were, witnesses, each in its own way, of the ever-renewed adventure of discovery of choral singing, and they illustrate the idea of a Marian liturgy that is both a source of beauty and emotion and a spiritual guide to the faithful.

John Eliot Gardiner - Beethoven: Missa Solemnis (1990)

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John Eliot Gardiner - Beethoven: Missa Solemnis (1990)

John Eliot Gardiner - Beethoven: Missa Solemnis (1990)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:11:37 | 383 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | Catalog: 429779

John Eliot Gardiner's interpretation of the Missa Solemnis stands as one of the crowning accomplishments of his career and one of the most impressive achievements of the period-instrument movement. The concept is grand and powerful, lively though not unduly brisk. The execution is simply electrifying: Gardiner has the orchestra on the edge of their seats, the chorus going all-out, and sparks flying everywhere. Excellent singing from the soloists and a vivid recording complete the triumph, and it's all on a single disc.