John Eliot Gardiner

The John Eliot Gardiner Collection

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Presented as a sturdy box set of 30 CDs, featuring choral, orchestral, and operatic masterpieces from the Baroque to the modern era, the John Eliot Gardiner Collection brings together some of his most acclaimed recordings for Archiv, Deutsche Grammophon, and Philips. This set marks the occasion of Gardiner's 70th birthday, and he has selected these recordings as personal favorites. The performances are representative of his work with the Monteverdi Choir, the English Baroque Soloists, the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, the Vienna Philharmonic, the London Symphony Orchestra, and other artists and ensembles that have benefitted from his association and contibuted to his reputation as one of the most admired conductors of his generation. Gardiner is well-known as a champion of period practices and authentic instrumentation, and his interpretations are usually propulsive in tempo and streamlined in voicings and textures, to remove the accretions of tradition. As can be expected of a set that spans decades and offers recordings in various venues, the sound is slightly variable, reflecting the changes of technology from analog to digital sound, though the audio quality is superb in most instances.

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
The Fairy Queen
1 01:58 Amazon
2 00:55 Amazon
3 00:47 Amazon
4 01:30 Amazon
5 02:06 Amazon
6 02:25 Amazon
7 06:40 Amazon
8 01:20 Amazon
9 01:54 Amazon
10 00:49 Amazon
11 01:04 Amazon
12 01:33 Amazon
13 00:27 Amazon
14 00:43 Amazon
15 01:43 Amazon
16 04:17 Amazon
17 01:11 Amazon
18 01:58 Amazon
19 03:20 Amazon
20 01:52 Amazon
21 01:30 Amazon
22 08:02 Amazon
23 02:03 Amazon
24 00:50 Amazon
25 01:28 Amazon
26 05:10 Amazon
27 03:56 Amazon
28 03:13 Amazon
29 00:57 Amazon
30 02:08 Amazon
31 00:58 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 4

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
The Fairy Queen
1 06:11 Amazon
2 02:06 Amazon
3 01:56 Amazon
4 00:34 Amazon
5 04:19 Amazon
6 01:58 Amazon
7 01:39 Amazon
8 03:03 Amazon
9 03:22 Amazon
10 01:02 Amazon
11 01:07 Amazon
12 02:39 Amazon
13 07:42 Amazon
14 01:10 Amazon
15 01:12 Amazon
16 05:43 Amazon
17 01:37 Amazon
18 01:54 Amazon
19 01:03 Amazon
20 02:06 Amazon
21 02:51 Amazon
22 02:07 Amazon
23 00:31 Amazon
24 01:58 Amazon
25 01:25 Amazon
26 00:44 Amazon
27 01:10 Amazon
28 01:30 Amazon
29 01:10 Amazon
30 02:33 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 5

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Matthäus-Passion, BWV 244
1 06:58 Amazon
2 00:35 Amazon
3 00:38 Amazon
4 02:51 Amazon
5 00:52 Amazon
6 04:13 Amazon
7 00:35 Amazon
8 04:42 Amazon
9 01:54 Amazon
10 00:42 Amazon
11 02:33 Amazon
12 01:17 Amazon
13 02:56 Amazon
14 00:52 Amazon
15 00:50 Amazon
16 00:51 Amazon
17 00:51 Amazon
18 01:27 Amazon
19 01:57 Amazon
20 04:56 Amazon
21 00:37 Amazon
22 00:53 Amazon
23 04:01 Amazon
24 01:07 Amazon
25 00:57 Amazon
26 02:25 Amazon
27 05:27 Amazon
28 01:48 Amazon
29 06:01 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 6

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Matthäus-Passion, BWV 244
1 03:29 Amazon
2 00:52 Amazon
3 00:38 Amazon
4 01:01 Amazon
5 01:15 Amazon
6 03:33 Amazon
7 01:54 Amazon
8 00:42 Amazon
9 02:18 Amazon
10 06:43 Amazon
11 00:53 Amazon
12 01:43 Amazon
13 02:52 Amazon
14 02:01 Amazon
15 00:57 Amazon
16 02:08 Amazon
17 00:38 Amazon
18 00:14 Amazon
19 01:04 Amazon
20 05:18 Amazon
21 01:50 Amazon
22 00:56 Amazon
23 06:48 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 7

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Matthäus-Passion, BWV 244
1 01:00 Amazon
2 01:46 Amazon
3 00:52 Amazon
4 00:31 Amazon
5 06:06 Amazon
6 03:25 Amazon
7 01:25 Amazon
8 03:17 Amazon
9 02:03 Amazon
10 01:08 Amazon
11 02:27 Amazon
12 01:57 Amazon
13 05:57 Amazon
14 02:30 Amazon
15 01:36 Amazon
16 05:09 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 8

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Jeptha, HWV 70
1 05:12 Amazon
2 01:23 Amazon
3 02:51 Amazon
4 02:54 Amazon
5 00:52 Amazon
6 04:06 Amazon
7 04:58 Amazon
8 03:50 Amazon
9 04:14 Amazon
10 07:27 Amazon
11 01:56 Amazon
12 04:34 Amazon
13 04:57 Amazon
14 00:52 Amazon
15 03:32 Amazon
16 00:26 Amazon
17 04:38 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 9

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Jeptha, HWV 70
1 01:14 Amazon
2 03:12 Amazon
3 04:14 Amazon
4 04:42 Amazon
5 06:27 Amazon
6 02:31 Amazon
7 01:30 Amazon
8 03:52 Amazon
9 04:59 Amazon
10 00:57 Amazon
11 02:19 Amazon
12 01:47 Amazon
13 03:12 Amazon
14 01:20 Amazon
15 03:31 Amazon
16 03:26 Amazon
17 08:03 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 10

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Jeptha, HWV 70
1 03:02 Amazon
2 04:30 Amazon
3 06:27 Amazon
4 03:49 Amazon
5 02:44 Amazon
6 01:00 Amazon
7 03:59 Amazon
8 01:28 Amazon
9 03:23 Amazon
10 02:21 Amazon
11 02:15 Amazon
12 03:37 Amazon
13 02:59 Amazon
14 00:18 Amazon