Gardiner John Eliot Cantatas 140

Bach - Motets BWV 225-231, Cantatas BWV 50 & 118 (John Eliot Gardiner)

Bach - Motets BWV 225-231, Cantatas BWV 50 & 118 (John Eliot Gardiner) [1982]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 431 MB
Classical | Erato | 2292-45979-2 | CD1:55'57; CD2:45'31

Although conductors invariably include the six great motets of Bach (BWV225-230) in recordings of these works, they seldom if ever seem to agree which if any other of Bach's motets to perform with them. John Eliot Gardiner very sensibly goes for the lot, adding Sei Lob und Preis mit Ehren (BWV231) and the little-known Der Gerechte kommt um which does not even have the benefit of a Schmieder number. As well as these, Gardiner also includes two short pieces which belong, at least nominally, to the cantata category, BWV50 and BWV118. In the case of the latter there is much justification for doing so for it's a single movement choral piece in motet style written for a funeral in about 1736 and revised for a performance around 1740. Here we have what sounds to me like a compromise; in other words the horns, cornetto and sackbuts of the first version (possibly intended for an open air occasion), with the strings and woodwind of the second. This may be explained in the texts, none of which has been included with my review copy…
Bach J.S. - Cantatas (John Eliot Gardiner, Magdalena Kozena), 2009, DVD5

Bach J.S. – Cantatas BWV 179, 191, 113
16:9 (720x576) | LPCM, 2 ch, Dolby AC3, 6 ch, DTS, 6 ch | 127 mins | 3.93 GB
Classical | Deutsch | Label: KULTUR VIDEO | Sub: English, French, German

J S Bach wrote a bunch of cantatas (hundreds) and most of them on very short notice (usually, one week), all the while fathering a bunch of kids, and being this Giant of Western Music. No easy task. That so many of these cantatas turned out to be sublime, is nothing short of miraculous. On this video we got three such Bach cantatas, performed by the English Baroque soloists (orchestra), the Monteverdi Choir, and mezzo soprano Magdalena Kozena, all conducted by John Elliot Gardiner. For those of you whose interest is casual, please note that this ensemble and conductor are pretty much at the pinnacle of contemporary Bach performance–I am not hard put to think of words to describe their work: grace, nobility, sensitivity, and especially, a perceived commitment to the work performed by every person involved.
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Bach: Cantatas, Vol 02 BWV 140, 147 - John Eliot Gardiner & Monteverdi Choir & English Baroque Soloists
Genre: Classical | Ape Individual Tracks | 1 CD | Front&Back | 234 Mb | RS.com
Audio CD: (October 10, 2000) | Label: Archiv Produktion
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Bach - Cantatas, Vol 02 BWV 140, 147 - John Eliot Gardiner & Monteverdi Choir & English Baroque Soloists
Cantatas for the 27th Sunday after Trinity
Genre: Classical | Ape Individual Tracks | 1 CD | Front&Back | 196 Mb | RS.com
Audio CD: (October 10, 2000) | Label: Archiv Produktion
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.

Bizet - Carmen (John Eliot Gardiner) (2010)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Sept. 10, 2016
Bizet - Carmen (John Eliot Gardiner) (2010)

Bizet - Carmen (John Eliot Gardiner) (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.
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) ~ 533 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:45:44
Genre: Classical | Label: Soli Deo Gloria | # SDG722

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.
Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique, Messe Solennelle (John Eliot Gardiner) (2007/1991)

Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique, Messe Solennelle (John Eliot Gardiner) (2007/1991)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Latin (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.75 Gb (DVD9) | 112 min
Classical | DECCA

John Eliot Gardiner conducts his Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique through two concerts of Berlioz compositions. The 'Symphonie Fantastique' is an orchestral tour de force which is central to the repertoire of every major orchestra. It is performed here on original instruments in its original 1830s orchestration in the atmospheric old hall of the Paris Conservatoire where it was first heard. Also included is the first performance of the newly discovered 'Messe Solennelle' with the Monteverdi choir. Written when Berlioz was just 20 years old, it was thought lost until its rediscovery in 1992. The first performance of this large-scale Mass for 150 years was filmed in London's Westminster Cathedral. Gardiner's period-instrument orchestra gives characteristically idiomatic performances of these seminal works (which are also linked thematically, through Berlioz's extensive re-use of material from the Messe).