Leading historians, biographers and personal friends reveal the complexities of Margaret Mitchell, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author behind Gone With the Wind. Born in Atlanta in 1900, Margaret Mitchell was a force to be reckoned with–a debutante who challenged society with a brazen dance; a reporter who roamed town when tradition called for women to stay at home; and a philanthropist who risked her life in the name of generosity. She took chances every day of her life; and though she wrote only one book, published in 1936, Gone with the Wind went on to become the most popular novel ever written. MARGARET MITCHELL: AMERICAN REBEL tells the compelling story of the author's life in commemoration of her book's 75th anniversary in 2011. Through dramatic reenactments and interviews with top Mitchell scholars, Margaret Mitchell emerges as a complex and fascinating woman who had much in common with her iconic creation, Scarlett O'Hara.
Composer, Singer, Lyricist, Writer, Actor. Amongst an abundance of stellar endorsements, Marc was humbled receiving this review…When I listened to Marc Eliot's CD, my jaw dropped! Marc has a sensational voice and 'Broadway Energy' and I wish him much success in his great future. I honestly thought I was listening to a recording of my husband singing one of his favorite signature songs, 'Come Back To Me.' ~Mrs. Sammy Davis Jr…
"Leclair's single opera Scylla et Glaucus may lack the sheer audacity of his teacher Rameau, but it's enormously likeable…the performers respond…stylishly to Leclair's charming if slightly predictable sound-world…and the conducting preserves a neat balance between drama and ornament…It is clear that Gardiner favours intervention over chilly authenticity; whether or not you agree with all his decisions, the clarity of the image he presents is often provocative and always bracing." – Jan Smaczny, BBC Music Magazine
"John Eliot Gardiner has proved himself a doughty champion of the later French Baroque, cultivating credible performing methods and unearthing undeservedly neglected repertoire. … "Les Boreades" recorded in 1982. Viewed by many as one of the greatest of Rameau's operas, the score is both dramatically effective and a riot of orchestral colour. Gardiner conducts with a real feeling for the way in which instrumental timbre underpins the drama, while in a strong cast Philip Langridge is both stylish and superbly theatrical as Abaris." – Jan Smaczny, BBC Music Magazine