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Les Musiciens du Louvre (Early Music Ensemble)

Formed: 1982

Artist's website: http://www.mdlg.net/

Les Musiciens du Louvre (literally The Musicians of the Louvre) is a French period instrument ensemble, formed in 1982. Originally based in Paris, since 1996 it has been based in the Couvent des Minimes in Grenoble. The Guardian considers it one of the best orchestras in the world.

Further Reading: Les Musiciens du Louvre

 Recording of the Week, Offenbach's La Périchole from Marc Minkowski

One of the composer’s great champions celebrates last week’s bicentenary in style with the first period-instrument recording of this 1868 opéra bouffe about a couple of down-at-heel street-performers who are coerced into a drunken sham marriage.

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