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John Eliot Gardiner Collection
     

The John Eliot Gardiner Collection

by John Eliot Gardiner
 
Presented as a sturdy box set of 30 CDs, featuring choral, orchestral, and operatic masterpieces from the Baroque to the modern era, the John Eliot Gardiner Collection brings together some of his most acclaimed recordings for Archiv, Deutsche Grammophon, and Philips. This set marks the occasion of Gardiner's 70th birthday, and he has selected these recordings as

Overview

Presented as a sturdy box set of 30 CDs, featuring choral, orchestral, and operatic masterpieces from the Baroque to the modern era, the John Eliot Gardiner Collection brings together some of his most acclaimed recordings for Archiv, Deutsche Grammophon, and Philips. This set marks the occasion of Gardiner's 70th birthday, and he has selected these recordings as personal favorites. The performances are representative of his work with the Monteverdi Choir, the English Baroque Soloists, the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, the Vienna Philharmonic, the London Symphony Orchestra, and other artists and ensembles that have benefitted from his association and contibuted to his reputation as one of the most admired conductors of his generation. Gardiner is well-known as a champion of period practices and authentic instrumentation, and his interpretations are usually propulsive in tempo and streamlined in voicings and textures, to remove the accretions of tradition. As can be expected of a set that spans decades and offers recordings in various venues, the sound is slightly variable, reflecting the changes of technology from analog to digital sound, though the audio quality is superb in most instances.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/30/2013
Label:
Deutsche Grammophon
UPC:
0028947910442
catalogNumber:
001826002
Rank:
74947

Tracks

  1. Vespro della beata vergine, for chorus & instruments, SV 206
  2. The Fairy Queen, semi-opera, Z. 629
  3. St. Matthew Passion (Matthäuspassion), for soloists, double chorus & double orchestra, BWV 244 (BC D3b)
  4. Jephtha, oratorio, HWV 70
  5. Iphigénie en Tauride, opera in 4 acts, Wq. 46
  6. Idomeneo, rè di Creta, opera, K. 366: Appendix. Oh, ciel pietoso! - Oh smania! Oh furie!
  7. Idomeneo, rè di Creta, opera, K. 366: Appendix. Ha vinto Amore (brass: longer version)
  8. Idomeneo, rè di Creta, opera, K. 366: Appendix. A Idomeneo perdona (woodwind version)
  9. Idomeneo, rè di Creta, opera, K. 366: Appendix. Ferma, o sire, che fai? (alternative ver
  10. Idomeneo, rè di Creta, opera, K. 366
  11. Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major ("Elvira Madigan") K. 467
  12. Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466
  13. Die Jahreszeiten (The Seasons), oratorio, H. 21/3
  14. Leonore, opera (early version of Fidelio), Hess 109: 7a. Marsch in B flat major (alternative version)
  15. Leonore, opera (early version of Fidelio), Hess 109
  16. Symphonie fantastique for orchestra ("Episode de la vie d'un Artiste...en cinq parties"), H.48 (Op. 14)
  17. Mass for soloists, chorus & orchestra in D major ("Missa Solemnis"), Op. 123
  18. Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120
  19. Nachtlied, for chorus & orchestra, Op. 108
  20. Requiem für Mignon, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, Op. 98b
  21. Das Paradies und die Peri (Paradise and the Peri), for soloists, chorus & orchestra, Op. 50
  22. Enigma Variations, for orchestra, Op. 36
  23. Sospiri, adagio for strings, harp & organ, Op. 70
  24. Introduction and Allegro, for string quartet & string orchestra in G major, Op. 47
  25. In the South ("Alassio"), concert overture for orchestra, Op. 50
  26. Requiem Mass, for soloists, chorus & orchestra (Manzoni Requiem)
  27. Tribute to Foster, for 5 soloists, chorus, piano, musical glasses & orchestra (or second piano)
  28. Danny Deever, song for baritone, male chorus & orchestra (KS 12)
  29. The Three Ravens, folk song for baritone ad lib., chorus & 5 woodwinds (BFMS 41)
  30. The Lost Lady Found, folk song for voice, chorus & small ensemble (BFMS 33)
  31. Scotch Strathspey and Reel, folk song for male chorus (or male voices) & ensemble (BFMS 28)
  32. Irish Tune from County Derry (Londonderry Air), folk song for chorus (BFMS 5)
  33. The Bride's Tragedy, for chorus & orchestra (with male chorus ad lib.)
  34. Mo Nighean Dubh (My Dark-Haired Maiden), folk song for chorus (SON 14)
  35. Father and Daughter, for 5 male narrators, double chorus, strings, brass & percussion (FI 1)
  36. Shallow Brown, chanty for 1 or 2 voices (solo or chorus) & ensemble (SCS 3)
  37. The Merry Wedding, folk song for 9 soloists, chorus & orchestra (or piano) (FI unnumbered)
  38. Love Verses from the Song of Solomon, for 4 soloists, chorus & orchestra
  39. Brigg Fair, folk song for tenor & chorus (BFMS 7)
  40. I'm Seventeen Come Sunday, folk song for chorus, percussion & strings (BFMS 8)
  41. Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow), operetta
  42. Symphony of Psalms, for chorus & orchestra
  43. Du fond de l'abîme, for soloists, chorus, orchestra & organ
  44. Vieille Prière Bouddhique, for tenor, chorus & orchestra
  45. Psalm 129, for chorus & orchestra
  46. Psalm 24 for chorus, orchestra & organ
  47. Das Abschiedsbrief (The Farewell Letter), song for voice & piano
  48. Schickelgruber, song for voice & piano (Propaganda Songs No. 2)
  49. Je ne t'aime pas (I Don't Love You), song for voice & piano
  50. Nanna's Lied ("Meine Herren,mit siebzehn Jahren"), song for voice & piano
  51. Buddy on the Night Shift for voice & piano (Propaganda Songs No. 5)
  52. One Life to Live, song for voice & piano (from "Lady in the Dark")
  53. Die sieben Todsünden (The Seven Deadly Sins), ballet

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