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Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Conductor

The oustanding English conductor, John Eliot Gardiner, first took up the baton at the age of fifteen. As an undergraduate student at Cambridge University, he toured the Middle East conducting the Oxford and Cambridge Singers before founding the Monteverdi Choir in 1964. After graduating, he studied with Thurston Dart in London and with Nadia Boulanger in Paris.

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Further Reading: Sir John Eliot Gardiner

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

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

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.

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