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Sir John Eliot Gardiner CBE (born April 20, 1943, Fontmell Magna, Dorset, England) is an English conductor. He founded the Monteverdi Choir (1966), the English Baroque Soloists (1978) and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique (1990). Gardiner has recorded over 250 albums with these and other musical ensembles, most of which have been published by Deutsche Grammophon and Philips Classics. John Eliot Gardiner is most famous for his interpretations of Baroque music on period instruments with the Monteverdi Choir and the… read more

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  • There isn't so much music you can listen to time and again over the years. John Eliot Gardiner's version of Händel's Messiah I can :-)
  • his rendition of brahms' third symphony is awesome. transparency, expression AND timbre...
  • What Gardiner (and The Monteverdi Choir) did with complete Bach Cantatas is simply magnificent - jewel in already rich and beautiful career,it will take me some time to go trough all these albums but it's absolutely mind-boggling.
  • Happy New Year everybody, there's a new [group]Conductors[/group] group on Last.fm! ZZee ya there, Hans-Jürgen
  • John Eliot Gardiner's Monteverdi: Vespro Della Beata Vergine Disc 1 and 2 takes some listening but well worth it.

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