Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Gardiner Conducts Mozart

On Monday I went to Davies Hall to hear John Eliot Gardiner conduct the Mozart Mass in C minor & Mozart Requiem, with this Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique & the Monteverdi Choir. Modest forces playing major works: 30 singers & about 45 in the orchestra. Soloists come from chorus, giving a communal feeling. Fleet tempos. Clean & balanced sound. Ideal music.

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