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Latest News: Classical, Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

 Recording of the Week, Handel's Semele from John Eliot Gardiner

by David Smith

John Eliot Gardiner revisits Handel's tempestuous tale of gods and mortals, with show-stopping performances from Louise Alder, Hugo Hymas and Lucile Richardot.

 Recording of the Week, Schumann from John Eliot Gardiner and the LSO

by James Longstaffe

The London Symphony Orchestra and Sir John Eliot Gardiner begin their Schumann cycle with exhilarating, agile performances of the Second and Fourth symphonies.

 Recording of the Week, Sir John Eliot Gardiner returns to Bach's St Matthew Passion

by Katherine Cooper

Katherine listens to the venerable Bach expert's new account of the inimitable St Matthew Passion, with the English Baroque Soloists and the Monteverdi Choir.

 Interview, Sir John Eliot Gardiner revisits the St Matthew Passion

by Katherine Cooper

Katherine talks to the conductor about his second recording of Bach's masterpiece, due out on Soli Deo Gloria tomorrow.

 Recording of the Week, John Eliot Gardiner conducts Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream

by James Longstaffe

James listens to John Eliot Gardiner's recording of Mendelssohn's delightful incidental music, with the LSO and Monteverdi Choir.

 Recording of the Week, John Eliot Gardiner conducts Mendelssohn symphonies with the LSO

by James Longstaffe

James listens to John Eliot Gardiner's latest volume of Mendelssohn with the LSO.

 Recording of the Week, John Eliot Gardiner conducts Mendelssohn and Schumann

by James Longstaffe

James listens to John Eliot Gardiner and the LSO's new disc of Mendelssohn and Schumann, with pianist Maria João Pires.

 Recording of the Week, Bach Cantatas from Sir John Eliot Gardiner

by David Smith

As a coda to his mighty Bach Pilgrimage, Gardiner and his Monteverdi Choir present the Ascension Cantatas, which were originally scheduled to be recorded as part of the project but had to be abandoned due to noise issues.

 Recording of the Week, Brahms choral discs from Gardiner and Herreweghe

by James Longstaffe

Gardiner follows his recording of the complete symphonies with an account of the Deutsches Requiem that scores highly on textual clarity, whilst Herreweghe and Collegium Vocale Gent offer luminous performances of the Alto Rhapsody (with Ann Hallenberg as soloist) and Schicksalsied.

 Recording of the Week, Santiago a cappella

by Chris O'Reilly

Sir John Eliot Gardiner takes us on a journey through medieval and Renaissance Spain as he and the Monteverdi Choir follow in the footsteps of the pilgrims who travelled to the shrine of Saint James the Great.