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The Heckler: why does John Eliot Gardiner have to be so rude?

There are few things this conductor can’t do. But one art eludes him: good manners

2 May 2015

9:00 AM

2 May 2015

9:00 AM

Sir John Eliot Gardiner is talented almost beyond measure. His Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists and stupidly named Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique have notched up one triumph after another over the decades: benchmark recordings of the Monteverdi Vespers and Bach B minor Mass, the finest period-instrument Beethoven symphony cycle and a cantata pilgrimage of live performances of all the Bach sacred cantatas.

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