Forming the English Baroque Soloists
“We got as far as we could, but the instruments were just too heavy, too cumbersome, for that style of music,” explains Sir John Eliot Gardiner. In this video, Gardiner explains how the English Baroque Soloists were formed.
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.