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Marc Minkowski (Conductor)

Born: 4th October 1962, Paris

Nationality: French

Marc Minkowski is a French conductor of classical music, especially known for his interpretations of French Baroque works, and is the current general director of Opéra national de Bordeaux. His mother, Mary Anne (Wade), is American, and his father was Alexandre Minkowski, a Polish-French professor of pediatrics and one of the founders of neonatology. Marc Minkowski is a Chevalier du Mérite.

Further Reading: Marc Minkowski

 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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