John Eliot Gardiner

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The week in classical: Proms 60 & 59 review – Haitink bows out in style
With a minimum of fuss, to momentous effect, Bernard Haitink conducted his final UK concert taking risks to the last

Fiona Maddocks

07, Sep, 2019 @11:00 AM

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Berlioz: a thrilling comeback by the master of the grand gesture
One hundred and fifty years after his death, Berlioz’s music is finally getting the audience it deserves. Why has it taken so long to be loved?

Edward Blakeman

28, Aug, 2019 @11:43 AM

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West Side Story review – Bernstein's musical is out of step in concert hall
John Eliot Gardiner fulfilled his ambition to conduct Bernstein’s work, but this concert performance should have been staged

Rowena Smith

06, Aug, 2019 @10:58 AM

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The week in classical: the Anvil at 25; Semele; Symphonie fantastique – review
The excellent Anvil celebrates its quarter century with flair not fanfare, Handel’s a hit at Ally Pally, and more Berlioz fireworks

Fiona Maddocks

12, May, 2019 @6:59 AM

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Semele review – Jupiter snarls and Handel's heroine glows amid flaking stucco
Louise Alder was a unusually sympathetic Semele in this semi-staged and classy production conducted by John Eliot Gardiner

Erica Jeal

03, May, 2019 @3:49 PM

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Home listening: Gardiner and the ORR live at the Concertgebouw
John Eliot Gardiner and co capture the youthful dynamism of Schubert and Brahms. Plus, Beethoven from the Trio Goya

Fiona Maddocks

09, Sep, 2018 @6:00 AM

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LSO/Gardiner/Faust review – alert to Schumann's volatility and rigour
Isabelle Faust’s heartfelt performance of the Violin Concerto was at the centre of an exquisite and convincing all-Schumann programme

Tim Ashley

19, Mar, 2018 @2:03 PM

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The top 10 classical shows of 2017
A magisterial Monteverdi cycle, Oliver Knussen’s adventures in haiku – and a hero’s return for Simon Rattle. Our critic picks his highlights

Andrew Clements

18, Dec, 2017 @6:00 AM

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Lucerne festival 2017 review – Chailly, Gardiner, Monteverdi et al
Lucerne has identity on its mind, and delights including Riccardo Chailly and his La Scala band and John Eliot Gardiner’s Monteverdi tour

Fiona Maddocks

02, Sep, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Proms 31, 32 & 33 review – a fiendishly fine Faust
Berlioz’s strange, exquisite work soared in a thrilling concert performance that left everything to the imagination

Fiona Maddocks

12, Aug, 2017 @8:00 AM

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L'Orfeo review – magical and memorable Monteverdi
Under John Eliot Gardiner and his exceptional group of musicians, every element in Monteverdi’s 1607 music drama was perfectly scaled and projected

Andrew Clements

29, May, 2017 @1:01 PM

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L’Incoronazione di Poppea review – Gardiner honours the genius of Monteverdi
Impressive playing by the English Baroque Soloists and standout performers including Kangmin Justin Kim make a memorable semi-staging

Rian Evans

09, May, 2017 @2:34 PM

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