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Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Complete Deutsche Grammophon & Archiv Produktion Recordings (104 CD Box Set)

Following studies in conducting in London and Paris – in the French capital his teacher was Nadia Boulanger – Gardiner pursued two parallel paths: on the one hand, he appeared with established institutions that included the opera houses in London, Zurich and Lyons and with international orchestras such as the NDR Sinfonieorchester in Hamburg and the Wiener Philharmoniker; but at the same time he also worked with his own early music ensembles, which he himself had founded and helped to mould.

The Monteverdi Choir that was at the very heart of these ensembles had been founded in 1964, followed in 1978 by the English Baroque Soloists with whom he made many pioneering recordings of music ranging from the early Baroque to Mozart and Haydn. Recordings which have lost none of their brilliance in the course of the intervening decades. They retain their value not least through the outstanding soloists that Gardiner was able to engage, many of them still at the start of their illustrious careers. Gardiner has always been a complete musician, and so it was inevitable that he would want to perform the music of the nineteenth century on instruments from that period with the result that in 1989 he founded the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, a name that points to the tradition established by the conductor François-Antoine Habeneck. Gardiner’s recordings of Bach, Beethoven, and Schumann not least, in the present edition are milestones in the history of interpretation. His recordings will continue to endure: in their energy-laden delight in making music, in their spiritualized expressivity and in their gripping vitality.

CD 1–21
Bach: Christmas Oratorio, St. Matthew Passion, St. John Passion, Mass in B minor, Magnificat, Cantatas

CD 22–36
Beethoven: Complete Symphonies, Piano Concertos, Fantasy op. 80, Violin Concerto, Missa solemnis, Concert Aria “Ah perfido”, Meeres Stille und Glückliche Fahrt, Mass in C major, Leonore oder Der Triumph der ehelichen Liebe

CD 37–38
Britten: War Requiem, Spring Symphony, Hymn to St. Cecilia, 5 Flower Songs

CD 39
Bruckner: Mass No. 1, 5 Motets

CD 40
Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri Schütz O bone Jesu

CD 41
Chabrier: Orchestral works

CD 42
Dvořák: Symphonic Variations, Czech Suite Brahms Hungarian Dances

CD 43
Elgar: Enigma Variations, In the South, Introduction and Allegro, Sospiri

CD 44–47
Handel: Acis and Galatea, Hercules

CD 48–51
Haydn: The Creation, The Seasons

CD 52
Holst: The Planets
Grainger: The Warriors

CD 53
Lehár: The Merry Widow

CD 54
Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Rückert Lieder
Zemlinsky: Maeterlinck Lieder

CD 55
Mendelssohn: Symphpnies Nos. 4 (original + revised version) & 5

CD 56–62
Monteverdi: Vespro della Beata Vergine, L’Orfeo, L’incoronazione di Poppea

CD 63–89
Mozart: Piano Concertos, Idomeneo, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte, La clemenza di Tito, Die Zauberflöte

CD 90–91
Purcell: The Fairy Queen

CD 92
Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances
Janáček: Taras Bulba

CD 93
Schubert: Gesang der Geister über den Wassern, Symphony No. 9

CD 94
Schütz: Motets and Songs, Musikalische Exequien

CD 95–99
Schumann: Complete Symphonies, Requiem für Mignon, Nachtlied, Das Paradies und die Peri

CD 100–102
Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms, The Rake’s Progress
Boulanger: Pslams, Vieille Prière bouddhique

CD 103
Weill: Die sieben Todsünden, Songs

CD 104
Vienna Soirée - Works by Suppè, Ziehrer, Lehár, Lanner, Heuberger

The Monteverdi Choir, The English Baroque Soloists, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Malcolm Bilson, Barbara Bonney, Michael Chance, Rodney Gilfry, Robert Levin, Sylvia McNair, Viktoria Mullova, Luba Orgonasova, Anne Sofie von Otter, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Michael Schade, Boje Skovhus, Bryn Terfel, Mark Tucker, London Symphony Orchestra, NDR-Chor, NDR-Sinfonieorchester, Philharmonia Orchestra, Wiener Philharmoniker and many others