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Bach Cantatas: Monteverdi Choir/Gardiner
Bach Cantatas Monteverdi Choir/Gardiner
Actor: John Eliot Gardiner
Genres: Indie & Art House, Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2001     2hr 7min

Sir John Eliot Gardiner's pilgrimage tour with recorded performances from Weimer, Leipzig, Hamburg, Eisenach, Arnstadt, Blythburgh, Kirkwall, Iona, St. Davids, Cologne and New York. With Magdalena Kozena, William Towers, ...  more »


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Actor: John Eliot Gardiner
Genres: Indie & Art House, Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Music Video & Concerts, Classical
Studio: BBC / Opus Arte
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 11/20/2001
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2000
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 2hr 7min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 3
Edition: Classical
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: German
Subtitles: German, French

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A great experience to the reproduction of Bach's Cantatas
Hing K. Law | Jersey City, New Jersey United States | 03/16/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The main part of this DVD release records 3 Bach cantatas as part of the very ambitious "pilgrimage" by conductor John Eliot Gardiner. The project was to perform the Bach's full cantata set in 50-plus locations around the world in a year of time. A second part is a documentary that followed the ensemble through their excursions, rehearsals, and performances in the project.

Though hardly music critics, we can only relate how excited we are when watching the performance in the main track and being broght along in their tour by the documentary. We gained a much better understanding on the locations and time J.S. Back had composed his magnificent set of works through the performance and the documentary.

Definitely a DVD release for all classical music lover to own."
Exciting, moving, fascinating experience.
Dorit Yannai | Carmiel, Israel | 01/20/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Since couldn't have been there, neither in J.S.Bach's days, nor accompany the wondrous pilgrimage journey in the year 2000, I feel so lucky having the opportunity to participate, though spiritually, in this moving odyssey along Bach's landscapes and music. Most gifted and loving production by the BBC, conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner. The music, no need to say, divine. Performance expressive and thrilling. Thanks so much!"
Great Performance
Stephane Bastien | Montreal, Quebec | 07/18/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This DVD brings you in a state of peace, with performance that will enchant you.

I highly recommend it.