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Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s next step on his 70th birthday celebrations

Gardiner’s Bach Marathon was held on April 1 in London’s Royal Albert Hall, featured his Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists in Bach cantatas and the B Minor Mass. The conductor also released the final recording of his Bach Cantatas Pilgrimage series, (in which he shall conduct every sacred cantata, every Sunday in various churches throughout Europe), the’Ascension’ Cantatas, in March this year, and will publish his biography of the composer through Penguin’s Allen Lane in the autumn.

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Sir John Eliot Gardiner will continue his 70th birthday celebrations with performances of Stravinsky’sOedipus Rex and Apollon Musagète in the Barbican, the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, the Salle Pleyel in Paris and the Kölner Philharmonie in Cologne later this month. Oedipus Rex will also be recorded for LSO Live.