Henry Purcell, Georg Friedrich Händel, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Jules Massenet, André Campra, Johann Sebastian Bach, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Claudio Monteverdi, Domenico Scarlatti, Francesco Cavalli, Emmanuel Chabrier, Jean-Marie Leclair, Franz Schubert, Georges Bizet, Hector Berlioz, André Messager, Jacques Offenbach, François Couperin, Maurice Ravel, Henri Duparc, Giacomo Carissimi, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Alexander Glazunov, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Colette Alliot-Lugaz, Nancy Argenta, Donna Brown, Norma Burrowes, Lynne Dawson, Brigitte Desnoues, Catherine Dubosc. Gillian Fisher, Brigitte Fournier, Jill Gomez, Patrizia Kwella, Felicity Lott, Margaret Marshall, Agnès Mellon, Felicity Palmer, Elisabeth Priday, Ghyslaine Raphanel, Anne-Marie Rodde, Gill Ross, Jennifer Smith, Élizabeth Vidal, Rachel Yakar, Susan Graham, Della Jones, Diane Montague, Catherine Robbin, Anne Sofie von Otter, James Bowman, Charles Brett, Michael Chance, Thierry Dran, Brian Gordon, Dereck Lee Ragin, Nigel Robson, Ashley Stafford, John Williams, Paul Agnew, John Aler, Howard Crook, Maldwyn Davies, Thierry Dran, Paul Elliott, John Elwes, Wynford Evans, Michel Fockenoy, Georges Gautier, Mar tyn Hill, William Kendall, Philip Langridge, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Tibère Raff alli, Alastair Thomson, Jean-Luc Viala, Gabriel Bacquier, Gilles Cachemaille, Francis Dudziak, Jean-Philippe Lafont, François Le Roux, René Schirrer, Michel Trempont, José van Dam, Nicolas Riven, David Thomas, Stephen
"My love for baroque music has never been exclusive. Of course I am attracted by period instruments, but that has never been an end in itself. For me, it is simply a matter of always moving further towards the truth, towards a fresh interpretation. " As idiomatic and revelatory in Bach, Handel, P
"My love for baroque music has never been exclusive. Of course I am attracted by period instruments, but that has never been an end in itself. For me, it is simply a matter of always moving further towards the truth, towards a fresh interpretation. " As idiomatic and revelatory in Bach, Handel, Purcell, Rameau and Campra as in Gluck, Berlioz, Offenbach, Chabrier and Massenet, Sir John Eliot Gardiner is a conductor whose passion and curiosity for music seem as inexhaustible as his enterprising spirit. This 64CD set unites his entire discography for Erato, EMI and Virgin, produced over a period of nearly 20 years. Many of the recordings cast new light on the repertoire, expanding Gardiner's influence and enhancing his reputation as the guiding force of the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra, English Baroque Soloists, and Orchestre de l'Opéra de Lyon. As the Financial Times has written: "What Gardiner demonstrated ... is that stylistic fidelity is a movable feast, and he has not lost his hunger for it.