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Les Musiciens du Louvre

Gala concert

They are bona fide superstars of Baroque music: Marc Minkowski and his orchestra »Les Musiciens du Louvre«. Yet the company, which was founded in 1982, performs a repertoire extending far beyond French Baroque music. Minkowski is known for a dramatic and enthralling musical style bursting with foot-tapping energy. His recordings of the operas of Rameau and Lully have set new standards, as have his interpretations of the French operas of Christoph Willibald Gluck and the great works of Jacques Offenbach. And, together with his ensemble, Minkowski has enjoyed huge success with the operas of Handel. In 2010 »Les Musicien du Louvre« became the first Baroque ensemble to perform at Vienna’s State Opera in a production of Handel’s »Alcina«. Now »Les Musicien du Louvre« will present a gala concert at the Semperoper Dresden.

Programme
Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714–1787) Don Juan ou Le Festin de Pierre
Intermission
Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683–1764) Une Symphonie imaginaire

Summary

They are bona fide superstars of Baroque music: Marc Minkowski and his orchestra »Les Musiciens du Louvre«. Yet the company, which was founded in 1982, performs a repertoire extending far beyond French Baroque music. Minkowski is known for a dramatic and enthralling musical style bursting with foot-tapping energy. His recordings of the operas of Rameau and Lully have set new standards, as have his interpretations of the French operas of Christoph Willibald Gluck and the great works of Jacques Offenbach. And, together with his ensemble, Minkowski has enjoyed huge success with the operas of Handel. In 2010 »Les Musicien du Louvre« became the first Baroque ensemble to perform at Vienna’s State Opera in a production of Handel’s »Alcina«. Now »Les Musicien du Louvre« will present a gala concert at the Semperoper Dresden.

Programme
Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714–1787) Don Juan ou Le Festin de Pierre
Intermission
Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683–1764) Une Symphonie imaginaire

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