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LSO & Sir John Eliot Gardiner - Mendelssohn; Symphonies 1 & 4 'Italian' (2016) [TR24][OF]

LSO & Sir John Eliot Gardiner - Mendelssohn; Symphonies 1 & 4 'Italian'
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | 62:12 min | 1.78 GB | Front Cover
Label: LSO Live | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 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."
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, "Musique au château du ciel : Un portrait de Jean-Sébastien Bach"

John Eliot Gardiner, "Musique au château du ciel : Un portrait de Jean-Sébastien Bach"
Publisher: Flammarion | 2014 | ISBN: 2081334895 | French | EPUB | 752 pages | 5.7 Mb

Jean-Sébastien Bach est l'un des compositeurs les plus mystérieux de l'histoire de la musique. Comment une oeuvre aussi sublime a-t-elle pu jaillir d'un homme si ordinaire et si opaque ? John Eliot Gardiner a grandi sous le regard d'un des deux portraits authentiques de Bach, conservé dans la maison de ses parents où il avait été caché pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. …
Mozart - Le nozze di Figaro (John Eliot Gardiner, Bryn Terfel, Alison Hagley) (2001/1993)

Mozart - Le nozze di Figaro (John Eliot Gardiner, Bryn Terfel, Alison Hagley) (2001/1993)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | 7.26 Gb (DVD9) | 168 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

It is an oft-repeated saw, about life in the heavenly spheres, that the angels revere Bach but listen to Mozart. If they have DVD players, you can bet they're now watching this stunning production of Le Nozze di Figaro ("The Marriage of Figaro"), which comes about as close to Mozartian perfection as one could possibly hope to get. The faultlessly cast youthful performers bubble with infectious energy. Alison Hagley is a sprightly Susanna with a voice as clear as a bell, and brilliantly matched by a 28-year-old Bryn Terfel both acting and sounding in fine form. Hillevi Martinpelto demonstrates why she is one of the world's favourite Mozart singers with her melting tones, richly coloured voice and generous stage presence, and Rodney Gilfry gives a muscular, wonderfully controlled performance as the Count.
Mozart - Cosi fan tutte (John Eliot Gardiner, Amanda Roocroft, Rosa Mannion) (2002/1992)

Mozart - Così fan tutte (John Eliot Gardiner, Amanda Roocroft, Rosa Mannion) (2002/1992)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Italiano (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 5 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | 7.06 Gb+7.77 Gb (2xDVD9) | 193 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Italiano, English, Deutsch, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

When this staging was presented in 1992, in various theatres, Gardiner decided to be his own director because he didn't trust any available alternative to be faithful to Da Ponte's and Mozart's original. In the circumstances his was a sensible decision because his deeply discerning stage interpretation perfectly seconds his own musically perceptive reading. His keen understanding of what this endlessly fascinating work is about is made plain in his absorbing essay in the booklet.
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…
Gluck - Alceste (John Eliot Gardiner, Anne Sofie von Otter, Paul Groves)

Gluck - Alceste (John Eliot Gardiner, Anne Sofie von Otter, Paul Groves) [2000]
PAL 16:9 (720x576) VBR Auto Pan&Scan, Auto Letterboxed | Francais (LinearPCM, 2 ch) Francais (Dolby AC3, 5 ch) | 6.59 Gb (DVD9)
Classical | ArtHaus | Sub: English, Deutsch, Francais | 135 min | +3% Recovery

Rebelling against the increasingly formulaic operas of the time, Christoph Willibald Gluck's "reformist" opera Alceste (1767) was a successful attempt to return to a purer form of musical drama. It is highly appropriate that this 1999 production of the revised 1776 Paris version should be conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner, with the English Baroque Soloists and Monteverdi Choir, the same forces responsible for many fine Bach performances equally emphasizing character and text. In setting the tragic story of the profound love between Queen Alceste and her husband King Admète, Gluck provided a score of austere, rending beauty… By –Gary S. Dalkin
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.