Biography

Founded in 1982 by Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre breathe new life into the repertoires of the Baroque, Classical and Romantic eras, performed on period instruments.

Over the past thirty years, the Orchestra drew attention with its reinterpretations of Handel, Purcell and Rameau, but of Haydn and Mozart and more recently of Bach and Schubert. It is also well known for playing nineteenth-century French music : Berlioz (Les Nuits d’été, Harold en Italie), Bizet (L’Arlésienne), Massenet (Cendrillon).

Its recent operatic successes include Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (Montpellier, Versailles, Pau) Orfeo ed Euridice (Salzburg, Paris, Grenoble), Hoffmann’s Tales (Baden-Baden, Bremen), La Périchole (Bordeaux), Le Nozze di Figaro (Vienna, Versailles), Don Giovanni (Versailles), Così fan tutte (Versailles), Alceste (Paris) or Der fliegende Höllander (Versailles, Grenoble, Vienna).

After the complete London Symphonies by Haydn (naïve, 2010) and the Schubert Symphonies (naïve, 2012), the box set Flying Dutchman by Dietsch / Wagner (naïve,2013) and Bach, Johannes-Passion (Erato, 2017), 2 CD’s will be released : La Périchole by Offenbach (Bru Zane) during the summer of 2019, then, in 2020, Great Mass in C minor by Mozart (Pentatone).

Subsidized by the Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and the French Ministry of Culture (DRAC Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes), supported by various companies, Les Musiciens du Louvre develop numerous projects to share music with all audiences in the regional territory.

 

Discography

C Minor Mass - Mozart

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