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LSO, John Eliot Gardiner - Mendelssohn: Symphony No 3; Schumann: Piano Concerto (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

LSO, John Eliot Gardiner - Mendelssohn: Symphony No 3; Schumann: Piano Concerto (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 79:13 minutes | 1.62 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

LSO Live presents the first in a series exploring the complete symphonies of Felix Mendelssohn under the baton of Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Also featured on this release is the eminent Portuguese pianist, Maria João Pires, in the inaugural concerto recording on the label.

Handel - Agrippina (John Eliot Gardiner) [2007/1992]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at April 10, 2017
Handel - Agrippina (John Eliot Gardiner) [2007/1992]

Handel - Agrippina (John Eliot Gardiner) [2007/1992]
Classical | Philips 0289 475 8285 4 | TT: 74.52+73.43+69.08 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 940 Mb

Agrippina – a portrayal of lust and power set in first century Rome – was first performed in December 1709 at the Teatro San Giovanni Crisostomo, Venice. This "arrangement" by John Eliot Gardiner was recorded in 1991/2 in London and has now been re-released. It was Handel's second and last opera to be composed during his time in Italy, from 1706 to 1710. Written against some resistance (the composer at first saw "no good reason" to write (such) an opera) in three weeks while in Venice, it represented the first such popular acclaim of Handel's career being performed over two dozen times in succession.
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.’
John Eliot Gardiner - Bach: St Matthew Passion BWV 244 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

John Eliot Gardiner - Bach: St Matthew Passion BWV 244 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 160:28 minutes | 2.64 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

A new live recording of Bach’s St Matthew Passion (Matthäuspassion BWV 244), recorded in Pisa Cathedral during the Anima Mundi Festival as part of the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra’s 2016 tour.

Leclair - Scylla et Glaucus (John Eliot Gardiner) [1988]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at March 18, 2017
Leclair - Scylla et Glaucus (John Eliot Gardiner) [1988]

Leclair - Scylla et Glaucus (John Eliot Gardiner) [1988]
Classical | Erato ECD 75339 | TT: 170' | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 752 Mb

"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

Rameau - Les Boreades (John Eliot Gardiner) [1990]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at March 16, 2017
Rameau - Les Boreades (John Eliot Gardiner) [1990]

Rameau - Les Boréades (John Eliot Gardiner) [1990]
Classical | Erato 2292-45572-2 | TT: 162 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 739 Mb

"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
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.
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.