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John Eliot Gardiner discusses his career in Baroque music as conductor of the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloist

BROADCAST: Feb. 20, 1989 | DURATION: 00:29:53

Synopsis

Studs interviews John Eliot Gardiner about his career in baroque music and his background and interests. Studs announces that Gardiner is performing at Orchestra Hall in Chicago. Gardiner explains the instruments that his group uses and how they are different and capture the original sounds of pieces. He also describes the history and time period of baroque music. Gardiner explains various pieces that the choir performs such as Handel's "Israel in Egypt" and Henry Purcell's "King Arthur." The musical numbers are removed from this edited version of the original recording.