John Eliot Gardiner
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Suddenly you're aware of everyday people and human imperfection rather than the idealized figures in the paintings of Raphael or Botticelli. We start with pronunciation, the way that the energy of the spoken text can pull both toward and against the harmonic rhythm of the music, which makes it feel like jazz in some ways. It might not be the same two consecutive evenings. The singer might change the harmonic impulsion or narrative function. Even though you're dealing with two monsters, the listener is enchanted by the music. You still are drawn into them as human beings.feedback
Jul 24 2017
We found 3 articles in which John Eliot Gardiner said something. The most recent John Eliot Gardiner’s quote is: “I'm profoundly Verdian. I think the progression of masterpieces in his later years is quite astonishing. They're great because they're not only dramatically gripping and true, but melodically and harmonically there are so many interesting things going on, and Verdi, as an orchestrator, is still underrated.”. In addition, all sources we refer have quoted John Eliot Gardiner 4 times. On this page, you will find all of John Eliot Gardiner’s quotes organized by date and topic.
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Jan 17 2013
I'm profoundly Verdian. I think the progression of masterpieces in his later years is quite astonishing. They're great because they're not only dramatically gripping and true, but melodically and harmonically there are so many interesting things going on, and Verdi, as an orchestrator, is still underrated.feedback
Apr 19 2011
In rehearsals we would just tell the story in French and then, in order to avoid the pitfall Berlioz talks about of lengthening the recitatives, I would get them to speak the text of the recitatives, watching it on my watch. Then I would get them to sing it, giving them a margin of 10 seconds because the voice takes a little bit longer to sing than to speak. They had to try and keep it within that time frame – and they did doing it beautifully. They sort of brought a lilt and a feeling of narrative flow which gives the whole thing a lot of… piment!feedback
Apr 19 2011
Berlioz does a fantastically good job. He introduces an element of fluidity and continuity into what otherwise would be a very dry Singspiel. He links it all up together in a most discreet but also very personal way, and his personality is there in the music all the time. By doing it in the French language, you transpose the whole culture of the piece, you bring out the influences of post-revolutionary French opera, you get the sensuality of the French language, and the elegance of that, which is quite different from the lederhosen and Valkyrie atmosphere of the original Weber opera.feedback
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