A Guardian contributor reports the death of Rodney Dingle, leader of the chapel choirs at Bryanston, Devon, where John Eliot Gardiner and Mark Elder were two of the singers. He was 87. Obit here.
John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir spent six months touring with the three surviving Monteverdi operas. They hit New York the other day; Justin Davidson and Anthony Tommasini were there, and wrote the following sharply different reviews: Justin Davidson, A Triple Dose of Expert Monteverdi. Show More Summary
Sir John Eliot Gardiner Heinrich Schütz, JS Bach; Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner; BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Aug 02 2017 Star rating: 4.5 Schütz motets and Bach cantatas...Show More Summary
Lincoln Center announced its 2017 White Light Festival about ten days ago. As usual, there's some great stuff: cross-cultural music and dance, John Eliot Gardiner leading the three surviving Monteverdi operas, and many great concerts.Over the course of a number of programs, musical settings of all of the Biblical psalms will be performed. Show More Summary
Anneke Scott plays horn with Europa Galante, John Eliot Gardiner’s ORR and other early music ensembles across Europe. She fears for her livelihood when Brexit comes around. So she’s taking a picture of every venue she plays and sending it to members of Parliament. So far she has sent around 270. Read all about it […]
Acclaimed British conductor John Eliot Gardiner is "extremely worried" as he prepares for a world tour. Brexit is looming and he sees his two passions -- music and organic farming -- as under threat. Gardiner shares the concerns of many...Show More Summary
The death has been announced of Sir Ralph Kohn, a pharmaceutical manufacturer who, among many other causes, financed John Eliot Gardiner’s Bach Cantata series. An enthusiastic baritone, he released recordings of Schubert and Schumann Lieder, accompanied by Graham Johnson. He was an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music and chairman of the Wigmore Hall […]
Vivienne Westwood, Andreas Kronthaler & women from the Monteverdi Choir The Monteverdi Choir and Orchestras, artistic director John Eliot Gardiner, are having a busy summer with a tour of Bach's St Matthew Passion, Berlioz's Romeo et Juliette at the BBC Proms and Schumann's Manfred at the Edinburgh Festival. Show More Summary
Bozar concerthall and Klara Radio have just confirmed that, amid lockdowns and national mourning, tonight’s performance of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with John Eliot Gardiner will take place at the Palais des Beaux Arts. The concert will serve as a commemoration for the victims of yesterday’s atrocities. The Klarafestival theme this year is Erbarme Dich… Have mercy. […]
John Eliot Gardiner, from Bach: Music in the Castle of Heaven (Preface): A nagging suspicion grows that many writers, overawed and dazzled by Bach, still tacitly assume a direct correlation between his immense genius and his stature as a person. Show More Summary
The celebrated NDR Symphony Orchestra – founded by the British occupying force and formerly conducted by Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, Klaus Tennstedt and John Eliot Gardiner – is to be rebranded with it moves into Hamburg’s new concert hall next January. The new name is the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra (just trips off the tongue). The music director is Thomas Hengelbrock. […]
Monterverdi L'Orfeo at the Proms, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Mariana Flores, Francesca Aspromontephoto credit BBC/Chris Christodoulou Monteverdi L'Orfeo; Krystian Adam, Mariana Flores, Francesca Aspromonte, Gianluca Buratto, FrancescaShow More Summary
Bach cantatas for the Fifteen and Sixteenth Sundays after Trinity BWV138, BWV 99, BWV 51, BWV 100, BWV 161, BWV 27, BWV 8, BWV 95; John Eliot Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists; SDG Reviewed by Robert Hugill on MayShow More Summary
Sir John Eliot Gardiner is talented almost beyond measure. His Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists and stupidly named Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique have notched up one triumph after another over… Read more The post John Eliot Gardiner appeared first on The Spectator.
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Monteverdi Choir and John Eliot Gardiner in Pisa Sep 09 © Massimo Giannelli The Monteverdi Choir has been celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and celebrations continue with performance of Handel's Dixit Dominus at Milton Court in the Barbican on 25 September 2014. Show More Summary
Beethoven Missa Solemnis; Lucy Crowe, Jennifer Johnston, Michael Spyres, Matthew Rose, Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, John Eliot Gardiner; BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Aug...Show More Summary
Sir John Eliot Gardiner and his Monteverdi Choir will celebrate their Golden Anniversary with a performance of Claudio Monteverdi's Vespro della Beata Vergine 1610 at King's College Cambridge on March 5, 2014. It was 50 years to-the-day, in the same venue, that Gardiner and his Choir performed the V...
John Eliot Gardiner in rehearsal ©Maciej Go?dzielewski 50 years to the day, John Eliot Gardiner will be celebrating the inaugural concert of the Monteverdi Choir with a re-creation of the event with the same repertoire, Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610, in the same venue, the chapel of King's College, Cambridge and on the same day (5 March). Show More Summary
Bach: Music In The Castle Of Heaven John Eliot Gardiner 672 Pages ISBN: # :0375415297 Knopf 2013 There are a dozen reasons why Bach: Music In The Castle Of Heaven is an important addition to the J.S. Bach bibliography, several being associated with its author, Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Gardiner is th...