Formation of The Monteverdi Choir
Watch conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner discuss the formation of The Monteverdi Choir back in 1964, and how it was a test of whether or not he should become a full-time musician.
Carnegie Hall brings together a month-long focus on the exciting music written before 1685. Whether it is the divine purity and amusing bawdiness of Renaissance madrigals or the dramatic urgency of early Baroque opera, the music speaks to modern listeners who love great music and relish the joy of discovery. Learn more about Before Bach.