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John Eliot Gardiner

John Eliot Gardiner is one of the world’s leading conductors, not only of Baroque music but across the whole repertoire. He founded the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra, the Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon, the English Baroque Soloists, and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. He has conducted most of the world’s great orchestras and in many of the leading opera houses. He lives and farms in Dorset, England. 

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MUSIC IN THE CASTLE OF HEAVEN
Written by JOHN ELIOT GARDINER

Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 03/03/2015

Price: $18.95

ISBN: 978-1-400-03143-6

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Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the most unfathomable composers in the history of music. How can such sublime work have been produced by a man who seems so ordinary, so opaque—and occasionally so intemperate?

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