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Christophe Rousset (Conductor)

Born: 12th April 1961, Avignon, France

Nationality: French

Christophe Rousset is a French harpsichordist and conductor, who specializes in the performance of Baroque music on period instruments. He is also a musicologist, particularly of opera and European music of the 17th and 18th centuries and is the founder of the French music ensemble Les Talens Lyriques.

Further Reading: Christophe Rousset

 Interview, Christophe Rousset on Lully and Gounod

The French harpsichordist and conductor talks to Katherine about recording Lully's 1677 opera Isis (out now on Aparté) and the original 1859 version of Gounod's Faust, released in September on Bru Zane.

 Recording of the Week, Christophe Rousset conducts Étienne Méhul's rarely-heard opera, Uthal

Katherine enjoys a rare gem of an opera by an early Romantic French composer, with Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques.

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