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Marc Minkowski

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Marc Minkowski is a French conductor of mostly Baroque works and French Neoclassical music, born in Paris in 1962. His father was Alexandre Minkowski. Marc Minkowski is a Chevalier du Mérite.
He began his musical career as a bassoonist for either René Clemencic’s Clemencic Consort or Philippe Pierlot’s Ricercar Consort.
In 1982 Minkowski formed “Les Musiciens du Louvre”, an orchestra dedicated to showcasing French Baroque music which has championed works by Marin Marais (opera Alcione), Jean-Joseph Mouret (opera Les amours de Ragonde) , Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Jean-Baptiste Lully (opera Phaëton at Opéra National de Lyon) and Jean-Philippe Rameau (opera Hippolyte et Aricie). The ensemble has also revived lesser-known Handel operas, such as Teseo, Amadigi, Riccardo Primo and Ariodante, as well as several operas by Christoph Willibald Gluck including Armide (at the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles), Alceste and Iphigénie en Tauride (at the English Bach Festival at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden).
Les Musiciens du Louvre relocated to Grenoble after 1996, where they are associates at the Maison de la Culture de Grenoble.
Minkowski’s career focus has shifted from an initial specialized interest in the Baroque to a wider interest in opera. He conducted Mozart’s Idomeneo in 1996 at the Opéra National de Paris and debuted his Die Entführung aus dem Serail at the Salzburg Festival.

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