William Christie Conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment on 4th July
Les Arts Florissants’ founder William Christie conducts the acclaimed Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at St John’s Smith Square in London on 4th July at 19:00. The programme “Bach goes to Paris” draws a parallel between Bach and his contemporaries Rameau, JCF Fischer, and Campra.
William Christie, harpsichordist, conductor, musicologist, and teacher, is the inspiration behind one of the most exciting musical adventures of the last thirty years. A pioneer in the rediscovery of Baroque music, he has introduced the repertoire of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century France to a very wide audience. Born in Buffalo, New York and educated at Harvard and Yale, William Christie has lived in France since 1971. The turning point in his career came in 1979, when he founded renowned vocal and instrumental early music ensemble Les Arts Florissants.
Campra (1660-1744), Suite from Les fêtes vénitiennes
JCF Fischer (1656-1746), Suite No. 7 in G minor from Le journal du printemps, Op. 1
JS Bach (1685-1750), Orchestral Suite No. 4 in D BWV1069
Rameau (1683-1764), Suite from Les indes galantes
JS Bach, Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D BWV1068
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Photo © Jean-Baptiste Millot