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LSO, John Eliot Gardiner - Mendelssohn: Symphony No 3; Schumann: Piano Concerto (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

LSO, John Eliot Gardiner - Mendelssohn: Symphony No 3; Schumann: Piano Concerto (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 79:13 minutes | 1.62 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

LSO Live presents the first in a series exploring the complete symphonies of Felix Mendelssohn under the baton of Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Also featured on this release is the eminent Portuguese pianist, Maria João Pires, in the inaugural concerto recording on the label.

Gluck - Orfeo ed Euridice (John Eliot Gardiner) [2012/1991]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at April 13, 2017
Gluck - Orfeo ed Euridice (John Eliot Gardiner) [2012/1991]

Gluck - Orfeo ed Euridice (John Eliot Gardiner) [2012/1991]
Classical | DECCA 478 3425 | TT: 88.53 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 393 Mb

…Gardiner's account of the Vienna Orfeo ed Euridice is peerless. One soon loses all sense of its being a period-instrument performance at all, so profound, at times overwhelming is its impact - so utterly right. In detail after detail - hauntingly poetic offstage instrumental complement, perfectly positioned in the drama (and perfectly captured by the excellent Philips recording); superbly stirring brass playing, which makes every entry a dramatic event; choral singing extraordinarily light in weight yet rich in emotional substance; exquisitely refined dance movements - and in sustainment of a delicately tenebrous, uniquely Gluckian atmosphere throughout, Gardiner's command of an opera championed since his first London concert performance, 21 years ago, is revealed as simply larger and fuller than almost anyone else's. The set was studio-made after many concerthall performances by exactly the same forces, and in recording terms it achieves the best of all worlds -the vitality of a live event married to the precision of a recording. – Gramophone [1997]

Handel - Agrippina (John Eliot Gardiner) [2007/1992]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at April 10, 2017
Handel - Agrippina (John Eliot Gardiner) [2007/1992]

Handel - Agrippina (John Eliot Gardiner) [2007/1992]
Classical | Philips 0289 475 8285 4 | TT: 74.52+73.43+69.08 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 940 Mb

Agrippina – a portrayal of lust and power set in first century Rome – was first performed in December 1709 at the Teatro San Giovanni Crisostomo, Venice. This "arrangement" by John Eliot Gardiner was recorded in 1991/2 in London and has now been re-released. It was Handel's second and last opera to be composed during his time in Italy, from 1706 to 1710. Written against some resistance (the composer at first saw "no good reason" to write (such) an opera) in three weeks while in Venice, it represented the first such popular acclaim of Handel's career being performed over two dozen times in succession.
LSO, Monteverdi Choir & Sir John Eliot Gardiner - Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (2017) [Official Digital Download]

LSO, Monteverdi Choir & Sir John Eliot Gardiner - Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 55:03 minutes | 1.19 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Continuing his award-winning cycle, Sir John Eliot Gardiner leads the London Symphony Orchestra, his singers and actors through a novel performance of Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream: this version—performed as part of the celebrations marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death—makes some cuts to the original movements, in Gardiner's words, ‘removing all of the music relating to the Mechanicals and thus focusing on the world of the fairies and the human lovers.’
John Eliot Gardiner - Bach: St Matthew Passion BWV 244 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

John Eliot Gardiner - Bach: St Matthew Passion BWV 244 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 160:28 minutes | 2.64 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

A new live recording of Bach’s St Matthew Passion (Matthäuspassion BWV 244), recorded in Pisa Cathedral during the Anima Mundi Festival as part of the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra’s 2016 tour.

Leclair - Scylla et Glaucus (John Eliot Gardiner) [1988]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at March 18, 2017
Leclair - Scylla et Glaucus (John Eliot Gardiner) [1988]

Leclair - Scylla et Glaucus (John Eliot Gardiner) [1988]
Classical | Erato ECD 75339 | TT: 170' | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 752 Mb

"Leclair's single opera Scylla et Glaucus may lack the sheer audacity of his teacher Rameau, but it's enormously likeable…the performers respond…stylishly to Leclair's charming if slightly predictable sound-world…and the conducting preserves a neat balance between drama and ornament…It is clear that Gardiner favours intervention over chilly authenticity; whether or not you agree with all his decisions, the clarity of the image he presents is often provocative and always bracing." – Jan Smaczny, BBC Music Magazine

Rameau - Les Boreades (John Eliot Gardiner) [1990]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at March 16, 2017
Rameau - Les Boreades (John Eliot Gardiner) [1990]

Rameau - Les Boréades (John Eliot Gardiner) [1990]
Classical | Erato 2292-45572-2 | TT: 162 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 739 Mb

"John Eliot Gardiner has proved himself a doughty champion of the later French Baroque, cultivating credible performing methods and unearthing undeservedly neglected repertoire. … "Les Boreades" recorded in 1982. Viewed by many as one of the greatest of Rameau's operas, the score is both dramatically effective and a riot of orchestral colour. Gardiner conducts with a real feeling for the way in which instrumental timbre underpins the drama, while in a strong cast Philip Langridge is both stylish and superbly theatrical as Abaris." – Jan Smaczny, BBC Music Magazine
LSO, John Eliot Gardiner - Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No.5 'Reformation'; Overtures (2015)

Felix Mendelssohn - Symphony No.5 'Reformation'; Overtures (2015)
London Symphony Orchestra; Sir John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 200 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 112 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: LSO Live | # LSO0775 | Time: 00:47:09

Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the London Symphony Orchestra join forces once again in the latest instalment of their exploration of Mendelssohn’s symphonies. Mendelssohn’s Symphony No 5, commonly known as the ‘Reformation’ Symphony, was written in 1830 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the Augsberg confession – a seminal event in the Protestant Reformation. Allusions to the symphony’s title and inspiration can be heard throughout the music itself; the Dresden Amen is cited by the strings in the first movement whilst the finale is based on Martin Luther’s well-known chorale Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott (‘A Mighty Fortress is Our God’). Coupled with this are two of Mendelssohn’s overtures, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage and Ruy Blas, both of which were inspired by literary works. Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, based on two short poems by Goethe, depicts the journey of sailors at sea with a still adagio opening ultimately giving way to a triumphant homecoming. Completing the album, the overture Ruy Blas was commissioned by the Leipzig Theatre as an overture to Victor Hugo’s tragic drama of the same name.
London Symphony Orchestra, Monteverdi Choir & Sir John Eliot Gardiner - Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (2017)

London Symphony Orchestra, Monteverdi Choir & Sir John Eliot Gardiner - Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 55:06 min | 190 MB
Label: LSO Live | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017

Continuing his award-winning cycle, Sir John Eliot Gardiner leads the London Symphony Orchestra, his singers and actors through a novel performance of Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream: this version—performed as part of the celebrations marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death—makes some cuts to the original movements, in Gardiner's words, ‘removing all of the music relating to the Mechanicals and thus focusing on the world of the fairies and the human lovers.’
LSO & Sir John Eliot Gardiner - Mendelssohn; Symphonies 1 & 4 'Italian' (2016) [TR24][OF]

LSO & Sir John Eliot Gardiner - Mendelssohn; Symphonies 1 & 4 'Italian'
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | 62:12 min | 1.78 GB | Front Cover
Label: LSO Live | Tracks: 09 | Rls.date: 2016

Constantly in the vanguard of enlightened interpretation, Sir John Eliot Gardiner stands as a leader in today’s musical life. His award-winning Mendelssohn cycle on LSO Live showcases his period performance expertise; the LSO muscians standing to play, highlighting their individual musicianship. As Gardiner notes: "It gives a different type of dynamism and energy… it means that the fiddles are freer in the way that they attack the extremely virtuosic lines and it gives a tremendous sense of occasion to the music making."