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John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloisits, The Monteverdi Choir - Mozart: La clemenza di Tito [1991]

John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloisits, The Monteverdi Choir - Mozart: La clemenza di Tito [1991]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 473 Mb | Total time: 58:20+59:44 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 431 806-2 | Recorded: 1990

Listening to this work so soon after hearing Zauberflote one is amazed anew that Mozart could write two such totally contrasted pieces within months of each other. Here, in the composer's last opera seria, we are in another world, one of formality tempered by the deep emotions engendered by love and jealousy. Instead of birdcatchers and Masonic rights we are dealing with historic figures in a supposedly historic context with down-to-earth feelings. For each Mozart finds precisely the appropriate music.
John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloisits, The Monteverdi Choir - Mozart: Idomeneo [1991]

John Eliot Gardiner, The English Baroque Soloisits, The Monteverdi Choir - Mozart: Idomeneo[1991]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 832 Mb | Total time: 78:02+70:45+61:46 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Archiv Produktion | # 431 674-2 | Recorded: 1990

“This is unquestionably the most vital and authentic account of Idomeneo to date on disc. We have here what was given at the work's first performance in Munich plus, in appendices, what Mozart wanted, or was forced, to cut before that premiere and the alternative versions of certain passages, so that various combinations of the piece can be programmed by the listener. Gardiner's direct, dramatic conducting catches ideally the agony of Idomeneo's terrible predicament – forced to sacrifice his son because of an unwise row. This torment of the soul is also entirely conveyed by Anthony Rolfe Johnson in the title role to which Anne Sofie von Otter's moving Idamante is an apt foil. Sylvia McNair is a diaphanous, pure-voiced Ilia, Hillevi Martinpelto a properly fiery, sharp-edged Elettra.
Mendelssohn - A Midsummer Night's Dream, Symphony No 1 (John Eliot Gardiner) (2017) [Blu-Ray]

Mendelssohn - A Midsummer Night's Dream, Symphony No 1 (John Eliot Gardiner) (2017) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | BDMV | MPEG-4 AVC Video / 1080i / 29,970 fps | 55+97 min | 32,4 Gb
Audio1: English / LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 24-bit | Audio2: DTS-HD MA / 5.1 / 192 kHz / 10478 kbps / 24-bit

BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 55+97 min | 6,4 Gb
Audio: English / DTS / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits | PCM / 2ch / 48.0 KHz / 24 bits
Classical | LSO Live

Continuing his award-winning cycle of works by Felix Mendelssohn, Sir John Eliot Gardiner leads the LSO, his Monteverdi Choir and three talented young actors from the Guildhall in a landmark performance of 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream', which was performed as part of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. To mark the celebrations, Gardiner produced a special version of the work featuring some cuts to the original movements that, in his words, "remove all of the music relating to the Mechanicals and thus focus on the world of the fairies and the human lovers". Mendelssohn, who adored Shakespeare’s writings, composed his concert overture based on 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' in 1827 aged 17, after having read a German translation of the play. The overture was immediately acclaimed as a masterpiece and quickly became a popular favourite throughout Europe. Years later in 1843 he was asked by the King of Prussia to provide a score for an entire production: 14 short works based on themes and moods from the original overture, with a broadly romantic sound although classical in style and structure.
John Eliot Gardiner - Mozart Recordings (2014) (7 CD Box Set)

John Eliot Gardiner - Mozart Recordings (2014) (7 CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | Covers included | 1,72 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Decca (Universal Music)

Sir John Eliot Gardiner has revolutionized music making with his Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists, and has created completely new sounds from many well-known works.
LSO, Monteverdi Choir & Sir John Eliot Gardiner - Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (2017) [Official Digital Download]

LSO, Monteverdi Choir & Sir John Eliot Gardiner - Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 55:03 minutes | 1.19 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Continuing his award-winning cycle, Sir John Eliot Gardiner leads the London Symphony Orchestra, his singers and actors through a novel performance of Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream: this version—performed as part of the celebrations marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death—makes some cuts to the original movements, in Gardiner's words, ‘removing all of the music relating to the Mechanicals and thus focusing on the world of the fairies and the human lovers.’
LSO, John Eliot Gardiner - Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No.5 'Reformation'; Overtures (2015)

Felix Mendelssohn - Symphony No.5 'Reformation'; Overtures (2015)
London Symphony Orchestra; Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 200 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 112 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: LSO Live | # LSO0775 | Time: 00:47:09

Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the London Symphony Orchestra join forces once again in the latest instalment of their exploration of Mendelssohn’s symphonies. Mendelssohn’s Symphony No 5, commonly known as the ‘Reformation’ Symphony, was written in 1830 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the Augsberg confession – a seminal event in the Protestant Reformation. Allusions to the symphony’s title and inspiration can be heard throughout the music itself; the Dresden Amen is cited by the strings in the first movement whilst the finale is based on Martin Luther’s well-known chorale Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott (‘A Mighty Fortress is Our God’). Coupled with this are two of Mendelssohn’s overtures, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage and Ruy Blas, both of which were inspired by literary works. Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, based on two short poems by Goethe, depicts the journey of sailors at sea with a still adagio opening ultimately giving way to a triumphant homecoming. Completing the album, the overture Ruy Blas was commissioned by the Leipzig Theatre as an overture to Victor Hugo’s tragic drama of the same name.
Monteverdi - Vespro della Beata Vergine (John Eliot Gardiner) (2003/1989)

Monteverdi - Vespro della Beata Vergine (John Eliot Gardiner) (2003/1989)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Latin (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 7.80 Gb (DVD9) | 90 min + 20 min (bonus)
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

“This large-scale live recording (Gardiner's second) was made in Venice's St Mark's Basilica. It captures the drama as well as the ceremonial aspect of the work, despite sometimes cloudy recorded sound.” Gramophone Classical Music Guide. “Gardiner's second [recording of the Vespers], spectacularly recorded live in St Mark's, has a punchy choral sound, near-operatic solo singing (Bryn Terfel and Alistair Miles are among the basses), emphatic enunciation, big contrasts and deliberate exploitation of the building's spaces. Its outright theatricality sets it apart from other performances.” Gramophone Magazine.
Handel - L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato  - John Eliot Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir & English Baroque Soloists (2016)

Handel - L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato - John Eliot Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir & English Baroque Soloists (2016) {2CD Erato}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 345 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 173 Mb | Artwork | 5% repair rar
© 1981, 2016 Erato / Parlophone / Warner Classics | 08256 4698374 2
Classical / Baroque / Oratorio

Reedition bienvenue avec un exellent son remastérisé de cette trés belle version de Gardiner d'un oratorio de Handel qui est une oeuvre singuliere au sein de la production de ce grand compositeur. L'Allegro, il Pensiero ed il Moderato est dans sa structure trés different de l'oratorio traditionnel et consiste en un assemblage assez libre de solos et de choeurs, mettant en scene 3 personnages allegoriques , un peu comme "il trionfo del tempo", mais chaque" personnage" est ici representé par plusieures voix. Exellent casting choisi par Gardiner au niveu des voix, d'ou emerge Patricia Kwella, dont la beauté et la pureté du timbre illumine cette tres belle oeuvre, proposée a un prix trés doux, aucune raison de passer à coté.
John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, Anna Caterina Antonacci, Andrew Richards - Bizet: Carmen (2010)

John Eliot Gardiner, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Anna Caterina Antonacci, Andrew Richards - Bizet: Carmen (2010)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Francais (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | 6.39 Gb+5.23 Gb (2xDVD9) | 170 min
Classical | Fra musica | Sub: Francais, English, Deutsch, Espanol, Italiano

Behind the near-mythical figure of the emancipated woman, the dazzling spectacle of the group tableau and vibrant seduction of the Spain of dreams, all its authenticity and brilliance have been restored to the world's most performed opera in the opera house where it was first performed in 1875. A veritable back to the origins for the masterpiece by Georges Bizet, who died at the age of thirty six, only a few weeks after finishing his controversial work, the tremendous success of which he was ever to know. By presenting it here in a brand-new version with instruments of the period, in an endeavour to rekindle the original musical and theatrical flame, Sir John Eliot Gardiner and Adrian Noble have reconstructed the unusual movement of the chorus and difficult dialogue between characters as a human, carnal tragedy.
John Eliot Gardiner - Gabriel Faure: Requiem; French Choral Works: Saint-Saens, Debussy, Revel, Faure (1994) [Repost, New Rip]

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) ~ 255 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb (incl 5%) | 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.