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Author: Melvyn BraggJohn Eliot GardinerTony KnoxAndrea StrettonLondon Weekend Television (Firm)All authors
Publisher: [1997]
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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John Eliot Gardiner is best known in musical circles for his interest in ancient music. He founded both the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists, and has recently formed a new orchestra, the Orchestre révolutionaire et romantique, to perform the music of Beethoven and Berlioz on original instruments. This two-part program looks at the 'Revolution' and 'Romantic' in the name of his new orchestra. In  Read more...
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Named Person: John Eliot Gardiner; Ludwig van Beethoven; Hector Berlioz
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Melvyn Bragg; John Eliot Gardiner; Tony Knox; Andrea Stretton; London Weekend Television (Firm); Monteverdi Choir.; SBS-TV.; Orchestre révolutionnaire et romantique.
OCLC Number: 223282433
Notes: Recorded off-air from SBS TV 16 June, 1997 and again on 14 November 1998, as part of the Masterpiece program, presented by Andrea Stretton.
Original copyright LWT 1996.
In English and French with English subtitles.
Performer(s): Orchestre révolutionaire et romantique ; Monteverdi Choir.
Description: 1 videocassette (VHS) (51 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Other Titles: John Eliot Gardiner ;
Masterpiece theatre (Television program)
Responsibility: John Eliot Gardiner ; produced & directed by Tony Knox ; edited & presented by Melvyn Bragg.

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John Eliot Gardiner is best known in musical circles for his interest in ancient music. He founded both the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists, and has recently formed a new orchestra, the Orchestre révolutionaire et romantique, to perform the music of Beethoven and Berlioz on original instruments. This two-part program looks at the 'Revolution' and 'Romantic' in the name of his new orchestra. In 'Revolution' the origins of some of Beethoven's music in the propaganda tunes of the French Revolution are explored, especially in the fifth Symphony ; and in 'Romance' John Eliot Gardiner is shown in rehearsal with his orchestra for Romeo and Juliet by Berlioz.

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