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Composer: Montéclair, Michel Pinolet de (1667-1737)

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Year of birth1667
Year of death1737
NationalityFrance
PeriodBaroque
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William Christie's Jardin des Voix in full bloom at BAM

William Christie  ©  Dennis Rouvre
Spring has sprung and the arts flourish at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Earlier this week, William Christie and his superb ensemble Les Arts Florissants revived Charpentier’s David et Jonathas, first produced at the 2012 Festival d’Aix-en-Provence (review here).
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PCM 3: Les Talens Lyriques

©  BBC / Eric Larrayadieu
Christophe Rousset's Les Talens Lyriques, founded in 1991, is inextricably linked with the music of the French Baroque. Rousset cut his teeth in William Christie's similar outfit, Les Arts Florissants, before branching out to explore works off the beaten track of Charpentier, Couperin, et al.
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