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The Seckerson Tapes: Christophe Rousset Interview | reviews, news & interviews

The Seckerson Tapes: Christophe Rousset Interview

The Seckerson Tapes: Christophe Rousset Interview

Baroque's great mischief-maker talks Handel and Couperin

Christophe Rousset:
The apartment is shared with a Burmese cat named Hermione and two no less exquisite and venerable harpsichords. In the "library", lavishly bound scores attest to Rousset's archival spirit with his latest pride and joy laid out on the table - the original full score and continuo parts for Louis XIV's favourite opera: Lully's Bellérophon which Rousset and his group will present in the first performances in modern times later this year - including one in the newly restored L'Opéra Royal at Versailles. Rousset's latest CD release is of rarely heard harpsichord suites by Louis Couperin, uncle of the better-known Francis.

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