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Performer Profile - John Eliot Gardiner

Catherine Bott talks to conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner about his musical career, and presents performances by the Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists and Opera de Lyon.

Catherine Bott talks to conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner about his illustrious career in the music industry, and includes recordings by his own Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists and Orchestra Revolutionnaire et Romantique, as well as performances from the Göttingen Handelfest and Opera de Lyon - both of which he has been an integral part of. Sir John Eliot also reflects on his achievements with the Bach Cantata pilgrimage from the year 2000 and the Monteverdi Choir's amazing musical journey along the Camino de Santiago de Compostela.

(image of John Eliot Gardiner courtesy of Simon Way)

1 hour

Music Played

  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Ditelo o flumi (Sestina - Lagrime d'amante al sepolcro dell'amata a 5)

    Performers: Monteverdi Choir

    • ABBEY.
    • 608.
  • Henry Purcell

    Music for the funeral of Queen Mary [In the midst of life]

    Perforrmers: Monteverdi Choir & Orchestra, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    • ERATO.
    • 4509 96553-2.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Les Boréades [Entrée de Polymnie]

    Performers: English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    • ERATO.
    • 4509 99763-2.
  • Claudio Monteverdi

    Vespers [Lauda Jerusalem]

    Performers: Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    • ARCHIV.
    • 429 566-2.
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck

    Iphigénie en Tauride [O toi qui prolongeas mes jours]

    Performers: Diana Montague (Iphigénie), Orchestra de L’Opera de Lyon, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    • PHILIPS.
    • 416 148-2.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Saul [Oh fairest of ten thousand fair]

    Performers: Lynne Dawson (Michal), Derek Lee Ragin (David), English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    • PHILIPS.
    • 426 265-2.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort, BWV.20 [Opening chorus]

    Performers: Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    • SOLI DEO GLORIA.
    • SDG 101.
  • Jean Mouton

    Nesciens Mater

    Performers: Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    • SOLI DEO GLORIA.
    • SDG 701.
  • Carl Maria von Weber

    Oberon [Finale]

    Performers: Jonas Kaufmann (Huon), Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    • PHILIPS.
    • 475 6563.

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