OP0257. SCYLLA ET GLAUCUS (Leclair), w.Gardiner Cond. Opéra de Lyon Ensemble; Donna Brown, Howard Crook, Rachel Yakar, Catherine Dubosc, Françoise Golfier, etc. 3-Musifrance 2292-45277, Slipcase Set w.Elaborate 127pp. Libretto-Brochure. Very long out-of-print, Final Copy! - 022924527722
"Leclair's single opera SCYLLA ET GLAUCUS may lack the sheer audacity of his teacher Rameau, but it's enormously likeable...the performers respond...stylishly to Leclair's charming if slightly predictable sound-world...and the conducting preserves a neat balance between drama and ornament...It is clear that Gardiner favours intervention over chilly authenticity; whether or not you agree with all his decisions, the clarity of the image he presents is often provocative and always bracing."
-- Jan Smaczny, BBC Music Magazine
"Gardiner's work, as founder and artistic director of the Monteverdi Choir (MC), English Baroque Soloists (EBS) and Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique (ORR), has marked him out as a key figure both in the early music revival and as a pioneer of historically informed performances.
As a regular guest of the world’s leading symphony orchestras, such as the London Symphony Orchestra, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Gardiner conducts repertoire from the 17th to the 20th centuries. He was awarded the Concertgebouw Prize in January 2016.
The extent of Gardiner’s repertoire is illustrated in the extensive catalogue of award-winning recordings with his own ensembles and leading orchestras including the Vienna Philharmonic on major labels (including Decca, Philips, Erato and 30 recordings for Deutsche Grammophon), as wide-ranging as Mozart, Schumann, Berlioz, Elgar and Kurt Weill, in addition to works by Renaissance and Baroque composers. His many recording accolades include two GRAMMY awards and he has received more Gramophone Awards than any other living artist.
Gardiner has also conducted opera productions; at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, at the Vienna State Opera and at Teatro alla Scala, Milan. From 1983 to 1988 he was artistic director of Opéra de Lyon, where he founded its new orchestra."
- Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra.