Ensemble Links: Les Musiciens du Louvre and Barokkanerne

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February
2011

Ensembles of note, in their own words. (Click on the country to read more.)

France: Les Musiciens du Louvre, Grenoble (Marc Minkowski, dir.).

Founded in 1982 by Marc Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre are closely associated with the revival of Baroque music on period instruments in France. Today they offer a gradual reinterpretation of the symphonic and operatic repertoire from the Baroque era right through to modern music, thus restoring to the repertoire certain works which have been unfairly neglected.

Les Musiciens du Louvre (photo: Courtesy of the Ensemble)

Norway: Barokkanerne.

Barokkanerne is an all-Norwegian baroque orchestra, consisting of Oslo-based, young professional musicians, all with recognized special skills within the field of Early Music. The ensemble was established in 1989, and gives concerts both as a full orchestra and as smaller chamber-music groups. During recent years Barokkanerne has begun to draw a wide audience as a purely instrumental ensemble. The increased level of skill, artistry and enthusiasm amongst its members has spurred the orchestra to aim for more independent tasks.

Barokkanerne (photo: Finn Ståle Felberg)

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