The John Eliot Gardiner Collection

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All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
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 R?volutionnaire et Romantique, the Vienna Philharmonic, the London Symphony Orchestra, and other artists and ensembles that have benefitted from his association and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/30/2013
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • UPC: 028947910442
  • Catalog Number: 001826002
  • Sales rank: 162,466

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–14 Vespro della beata vergine, for chorus & instruments, SV 206 - Claudio Monteverdi & Michael Chance (105:34)
Disc 2
Disc 3
  1. 1–61 The Fairy Queen, semi-opera, Z. 629 - Henry Purcell & English Baroque Soloists (137:09)
Disc 4
Disc 5
  1. 1–68 St. Matthew Passion (Matthäuspassion), for soloists, double chorus & double orchestra, BWV 244 (BC D3b) - Johann Sebastian Bach & Barbara Bonney (156:42)
Disc 6
Disc 7
Disc 8
  1. 1–47 Jephtha, oratorio, HWV 70 - George Frideric Handel & Michael Chance (157:32)
Disc 9
Disc 10
Disc 11
  1. 1–27 Iphigénie en Tauride, opera in 4 acts, Wq. 46 - Christoph Willibald Gluck & John Aler (102:03)
Disc 12
Disc 13
  1. 1–43 Idomeneo, rè di Creta, opera, K. 366 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Stephen Charlesworth (199:21)
Disc 14
Disc 15
  1. 1 Idomeneo, rè di Creta, opera, K. 366: Appendix. Ferma, o sire, che fai? (alternative ver - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & English Baroque Soloists (3:05)
  2. 2 Idomeneo, rè di Creta, opera, K. 366: Appendix. A Idomeneo perdona (woodwind version) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & English Baroque Soloists (2:39)
  3. 3 Idomeneo, rè di Creta, opera, K. 366: Appendix. Ha vinto Amore (brass: longer version) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & English Baroque Soloists (3:44)
  4. 4 Idomeneo, rè di Creta, opera, K. 366: Appendix. Oh, ciel pietoso! - Oh smania! Oh furie! - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & English Baroque Soloists (1:16)
Disc 16
  1. 1–3 Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Malcolm Bilson (29:47)
  2. 4–6 Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major ("Elvira Madigan") K. 467 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Malcolm Bilson (27:46)
Disc 17
  1. 1–41 Die Jahreszeiten (The Seasons), oratorio, H. 21/3 - Franz Joseph Haydn & Barbara Bonney (136:56)
Disc 18
Disc 19
  1. 1–45 Leonore, opera (early version of Fidelio), Hess 109 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Kim Begley (135:45)
Disc 20
  1. 1 Leonore, opera (early version of Fidelio), Hess 109: 7a. Marsch in B flat major (alternative version) - Ludwig van Beethoven & John Eliot Gardiner (1:51)
Disc 21
  1. 1–5 Mass for soloists, chorus & orchestra in D major ("Missa Solemnis"), Op. 123 - Ludwig van Beethoven & English Baroque Soloists (71:37)
Disc 22
  1. 1–5 Symphonie fantastique for orchestra ("Episode de la vie d'un Artiste...en cinq parties"), H.48 (Op. 14) - Hector Berlioz & John Eliot Gardiner (53:14)
Disc 23
  1. 1 Requiem für Mignon, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, Op. 98b - Robert Schumann & William Dazeley (12:46)
  2. 2 Nachtlied, for chorus & orchestra, Op. 108 - Robert Schumann & John Eliot Gardiner (9:13)
  3. 3–28 Das Paradies und die Peri (Paradise and the Peri), for soloists, chorus & orchestra, Op. 50 - Robert Schumann & Robert Schumann (96:05)
Disc 24
  1. 10–13 Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120 - Robert Schumann & Robert Schumann (23:57)
Disc 25
  1. 1–15 Requiem Mass, for soloists, chorus & orchestra (Manzoni Requiem) - Giuseppe Verdi & Luca Canonici (81:14)
Disc 26
  1. 1 In the South ("Alassio"), concert overture for orchestra, Op. 50 - Edward Elgar & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (20:37)
  2. 2 Introduction and Allegro, for string quartet & string orchestra in G major, Op. 47 - Edward Elgar & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (13:00)
  3. 3 Sospiri, adagio for strings, harp & organ, Op. 70 - Edward Elgar & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (5:34)
  4. 4–18 Enigma Variations, for orchestra, Op. 36 - Edward Elgar & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (30:25)
Disc 27
  1. 1–25 Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow), operetta - Franz Lehár & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (79:33)
Disc 28
  1. 1 I'm Seventeen Come Sunday, folk song for chorus, percussion & strings (BFMS 8) - Percy Grainger & Clive Bennett (2:59)
  2. 2 Brigg Fair, folk song for tenor & chorus (BFMS 7) - Percy Grainger & Clive Bennett (3:12)
  3. 3 Love Verses from the Song of Solomon, for 4 soloists, chorus & orchestra - Percy Grainger & Clive Bennett (7:22)
  4. 4 The Merry Wedding, folk song for 9 soloists, chorus & orchestra (or piano) (FI unnumbered) - Percy Grainger & Percy Grainger (5:50)
  5. 5 Shallow Brown, chanty for 1 or 2 voices (solo or chorus) & ensemble (SCS 3) - Percy Grainger & Clive Bennett (6:37)
  6. 6 Father and Daughter, for 5 male narrators, double chorus, strings, brass & percussion (FI 1) - Percy Grainger & Clive Bennett (2:42)
  7. 7 Mo Nighean Dubh (My Dark-Haired Maiden), folk song for chorus (SON 14) - Percy Grainger & Clive Bennett (4:07)
  8. 8 The Bride's Tragedy, for chorus & orchestra (with male chorus ad lib.) - Percy Grainger & Clive Bennett (9:18)
  9. 9 Irish Tune from County Derry (Londonderry Air), folk song for chorus (BFMS 5) - Percy Grainger & Clive Bennett (3:57)
  10. 10 Scotch Strathspey and Reel, folk song for male chorus (or male voices) & ensemble (BFMS 28) - Percy Grainger & Clive Bennett (6:57)
  11. 11 The Lost Lady Found, folk song for voice, chorus & small ensemble (BFMS 33) - Percy Grainger & Clive Bennett (2:55)
  12. 12 The Three Ravens, folk song for baritone ad lib., chorus & 5 woodwinds (BFMS 41) - Percy Grainger & Clive Bennett (4:16)
  13. 13 Danny Deever, song for baritone, male chorus & orchestra (KS 12) - Percy Grainger & Clive Bennett (3:18)
  14. 14 Tribute to Foster, for 5 soloists, chorus, piano, musical glasses & orchestra (or second piano) - Percy Grainger & Percy Grainger (11:17)
Disc 29
  1. 1–9 Die sieben Todsünden (The Seven Deadly Sins), ballet - Kurt Weill & Christfried Biebrach (33:58)
  2. 2 One Life to Live, song for voice & piano (from "Lady in the Dark") - Kurt Weill & Christfried Biebrach (3:03)
  3. 3 Buddy on the Night Shift for voice & piano (Propaganda Songs No. 5) - Kurt Weill & Christfried Biebrach (2:08)
  4. 4 Nanna's Lied ("Meine Herren,mit siebzehn Jahren"), song for voice & piano - Kurt Weill & Christfried Biebrach (4:05)
  5. 5 Je ne t'aime pas (I Don't Love You), song for voice & piano - Kurt Weill & Christfried Biebrach (4:28)
  6. 6 Schickelgruber, song for voice & piano (Propaganda Songs No. 2) - Kurt Weill & Christfried Biebrach (2:50)
  7. 7 Das Abschiedsbrief (The Farewell Letter), song for voice & piano - Kurt Weill & Christfried Biebrach (3:27)
Disc 30
  1. 1 Psalm 24 for chorus, orchestra & organ - Lili Boulanger & John Eliot Gardiner (3:58)
  2. 2 Psalm 129, for chorus & orchestra - Lili Boulanger & John Eliot Gardiner (7:37)
  3. 3 Vieille Prière Bouddhique, for tenor, chorus & orchestra - Lili Boulanger & John Eliot Gardiner (8:35)
  4. 4 Du fond de l'abîme, for soloists, chorus, orchestra & organ - Lili Boulanger & Sally Bruce-Payne (27:36)
  5. 5–7 Symphony of Psalms, for chorus & orchestra - Igor Stravinsky & John Eliot Gardiner (20:15)
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