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John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloists - Henry Purcell: The Fairy Queen (1982)

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John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloists - Henry Purcell: The Fairy Queen (1982)

John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloists - Henry Purcell: The Fairy Queen (1982)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 664 Mb | Total time: 137:46 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 419 221-2 | Recorded: 1981

This 1981 recording was the first period-instrument version of Purcell's most famous "semi-opera." This Restoration-era hybrid was a play with a complete (spoken) script plus numerous musical numbers for soloists, chorus, and pit orchestra. The Fairy Queen is based on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, although you'd never know it from the music, which has (typically for the genre) no real connection to the plot. (Most of the songs and dances are masques performed for the entertainment of Titania, Oberon, or Hippolytus.) The advantage to this is that Purcell's score can be performed fairly well on its own. The Fairy Queen includes some of Purcell's best-loved comic scenes ("The Drunken Poet" and "Coridon and Mopsa") and songs ("Hark the echoing Air," "Ye gentle spirits," and "Hark how all things in one sound rejoice"–the last sung here by Jennifer Smith, sounding more beautiful than on any recording she's made since).

John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Monteverdi Choir - Hector Berlioz: Messe solennelle (1994)

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John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Monteverdi Choir - Hector Berlioz: Messe solennelle (1994)

John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Monteverdi Choir - Hector Berlioz: Messe solennelle (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 283 Mb | Total time: 61:18 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | # 442 137-2 | Recorded: 1993

The discovery of any "new" large-scale work by Berlioz is bound to kick up excitement in the music world. So it was in 1992 when the manuscript of the long-lost Solemn Mass, composed in 1824, when Berlioz was 20, was unearthed by a Belgian choirmaster in Antwerp. A scholarly edition was quickly prepared, and John Eliot Gardiner gave the first series of performances in five European cities in 1993. It is from one of those live performances, in London's Westminster Cathedral, that this world-premiere recording derives.

John Eliot Gardiner, The Monteverdi Choir - Johannes Brahms: Choral Works (1992)

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John Eliot Gardiner, The Monteverdi Choir - Johannes Brahms: Choral Works (1992)

John Eliot Gardiner, The Monteverdi Choir - Johannes Brahms: Choral Works (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 249 Mb | Total time: 68:11 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | # 432 152-2 | Recorded: 1990

The Monteverdi Choir excels during the a capella selections (Opus 42 and 104) due to their precision tuning and group sensitivity. Brahms's deep, romantic textures and mounds of sound are most vividly experienced when no instruments join in the blend. But in the accompanied pieces (Opus 92, 17, and the Liebeslieder Waltzes, Opus 52), the chorus sounds mechanical, metronomic. The Waltzes are pleasant, but the group can't find a personal identity to enliven the expressiveness of the material; they are simply a poetic mural. Still, this disk, chock full of music, is a lot of worthwhile Brahms for your bucks.

Hector Berlioz: The Complete Works [27CDs] (2019)

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Hector Berlioz: The Complete Works [27CDs] (2019)

Hector Berlioz: The Complete Works [27CDs] (2019)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 7,86 Gb | Total time: 31:24:03 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | # 9029561444 | Recorded: 1901-2018

Hector Berlioz, France’s greatest Romantic composer, exemplifies the spirit of his age – yet his genius was also ahead of its time. Reflecting his colourful life, his music is astonishing for its originality and ambition, and for orchestration of groundbreaking brilliance. This, the first-ever complete Berlioz edition, comprises carefully selected recordings and even includes works completely new to the catalogue. The accompanying booklet, lavishly illustrated, contains a fascinating commentary from Berlioz biographer David Cairns, whose words bring the composer’s music still more vividly to life.

John-Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique - Johannes Brahms: Symphony No.4 (2010)

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John-Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique - Johannes Brahms: Symphony No.4 (2010)

John-Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique - Johannes Brahms: Symphony No.4, Choral Works (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 309 Mb | Total time: 70:52 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Soli Deo Gloria | # SDG 705 | Recorded: 2008

Soli Deo Gloria is proud to release the last instalment of its successful Brahms Symphony series which sees John Eliot Gardiner and his Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique explore the music of Johannes Brahms. This album is a celebration of the Fourth Symphony and the various pieces that contributed to its making.

John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique - Johannes Brahms: Symphony No.3, Choral Works (2009)

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John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique - Johannes Brahms: Symphony No.3, Choral Works (2009)

John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique - Johannes Brahms: Symphony No.3, Choral Works (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 302 Mb | Total time: 70:16 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Soli Deo Gloria | # SDG 704 | Recorded: 2007, 2008

Soli Deo Gloria is proud to release the third instalment in the successful Brahms Symphony series which sees John Eliot Gardiner and his Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique explore the music of Johannes Brahms.

John Eliot Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir, Wiener Philharmoniker - Anton Bruckner: Mass No. 1 in D minor; Motets (2001)

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John Eliot Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir, Wiener Philharmoniker - Anton Bruckner: Mass No. 1 in D minor; Motets (2001)

John Eliot Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir, Wiener Philharmoniker - Anton Bruckner: Mass No. 1 in D minor; Motets (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 260 Mb | Total time: 66:01 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 459 674-2 | Recorded: 1996, 1998

Bruckner is one of those composers you either love or loathe. The trouble is, most people make up their minds only after hearing his symphonies. But Bruckner also composed some of the most original and profound church music after Bach, and although there are clear connections between the symphonies and the liturgical works, the musical voice is quite distinct. The connections with Rococo and Renaissance choral styles are much clearer – it’s surprising how well the shades of Haydn, Wagner and Palestrina get on with each other – and yet the music never sounds derivative or nostalgically archaic.

John Eliot Gardiner, London Symphony Orchestra - Felix Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4 (2016)

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John Eliot Gardiner, London Symphony Orchestra - Felix Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4 (2016)

John Eliot Gardiner, London Symphony Orchestra - Felix Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4 (2016)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 254 Mb | Total time: 62:11 | Scans included
Classical | Label: LSO | # LSO 0769 | Recorded: 2014, 2016

Constantly in the vanguard of enlightened interpretation, Sir John Eliot Gardiner stands as a leader in today’s musical life. His award-winning Mendelssohn cycle on LSO Live showcases his period performance expertise; the LSO muscians standing to play, highlighting their individual musicianship. As Gardiner notes: "It gives a different type of dynamism and energy… it means that the fiddles are freer in the way that they attack the extremely virtuosic lines and it gives a tremendous sense of occasion to the music making."

John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique - Berlioz: Les Troyens (2003)

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John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique - Berlioz: Les Troyens (2003)

John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique - Berlioz: Les Troyens (2003)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Français (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 6.06 Gb+6.33 Gb+6.99 Gb (3xDVD9) | 312 min
Classical | Opus Arte | Sub: Deutsch, English, Espanol, Francais

Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts the Monteverdi Choir, Choeur du Théâtre du Châtelet and Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique in a landmark recording of Berlioz's towering opera. A tragic tale of love and fate, war and peace and the intertwined destinies of two cities, the opera is based on Virgil's imperial vision of the founding myth of Rome. The American tenor Gregory Kunde as Aeneas and the Italian soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci lead an international cast in this stunning production.

John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, Monteverdi Choir - Johannes Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem (1991)

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John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, Monteverdi Choir - Johannes Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem (1991)

John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Monteverdi Choir - Johannes Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue & Log) ~ 267 Mb | Total time: 65:48 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | # 432 140-2 | Recorded: 1990

Musical settings of the Requiem understandably encompass a vast expressive gamut, from Mozart's fear and trembling to the seraphic gentleness of Fauré. But the focus in Brahms's German Requiem–his first large-scale work–is not so much on the departed as on those left behind and the work of memory. In lieu of the traditional Latin liturgy, Brahms uses texts culled from the Lutheran Bible that range from despair at our mortal condition to the solace offered by faith. John Elliott Gardiner and his forces here attempt to replicate the orchestral sound and style of Brahms's own time, using period bowing practices for the strings and mellow Viennese horns, to cite a few examples. The result is a magnificent and deeply moving performance that features excellent integration of the orchestra and chorus.

John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail (2005)

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John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail (2005)

John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 545 Mb | Total time: 69:03+63:36 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 00289 477 5593 | Recorded: 1991

One of Mozart’s most colourful and delightful scores, The Seraglio is stylishly sung here in a performance that includes the spoken dialogue. Gardiner’s orchestral forces are on tip-top form, and the sound is warm and fresh.

John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists - George Frideric Handel: Water Music (1993)

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John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists - George Frideric Handel: Water Music (1993)

John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists - George Frideric Handel: Water Music (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 286 Mb | Total time: 53:13 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Philips | # 434 122-2 | Recorded: 1991

John Eliot Gardiner and his period instrument ensemble produce a lovely, smooth sound in these very well played performances, which use Handel's versions for strings and winds. Balances are fine; playing and recording collaborate to produce a treasurable clarity in which every line registers. For those who like their Handel sounding vital yet genteel, this is an ideal release.

John Eliot Gardiner - Bach: Christmas Oratorio (1987)

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John Eliot Gardiner - Bach: Christmas Oratorio (1987)

John Eliot Gardiner - Bach: Christmas Oratorio (1987)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:20:04 | 690 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: ARCHIV Produktion | Catalog: 0289 423 2322 3

This isn't an oratorio in the Handelian sense, but a series of cantatas for various days from Christmas to Epiphany. Bach's music is loaded with treats: an echo aria for soprano and oboe; a "pastoral" sinfonia; bravura arias for tenor with flute and bass with trumpet; a giddy soprano-bass duet; a transporting lullaby for alto.

John Eliot Gardiner - Gabriel Faure: Requiem; French Choral Works: Saint-Saens, Debussy, Revel, Faure (1994)

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John Eliot Gardiner - Gabriel Faure: Requiem; French Choral Works: Saint-Saens, Debussy, Revel, Faure (1994)

Gabriel Fauré - Requiem; French Choral Works: Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Revel, Fauré (1994)
Monteverdi Choir; Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique; John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 245 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Philips | # 438 149-2PH | Time: 01:09:37

This generously programmed disc provides excellent value and outstanding performances of both major and lesser-known masterpieces of French choral music. The Fauré Requiem has been recorded many times, and several excellent versions of the original orchestration are available on disc. This one is among them, owing to John Eliot Gardiner's experience and perfectionist mastery of details overlooked by less-successful choral conductors. The real bonus here is the inclusion of the popular but very difficult Debussy and Ravel chansons, and the rarely heard but eminently worthy little part songs by Saint-Saëns. These pieces are a lesson in how to achieve maximum effect with the simplest materials.

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.