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Purcell : Dido & Aeneas : Act I "Shake the cloud from off your brow" [Belinda, Chorus]
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Purcell : Dido & Aeneas : Overture
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Handel : Alcina : Act 1 "Tornami a vagheggiar" [Morgana]
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Handel: Serse, HWV 40, Act 1 Scene 1: No. 1, Recitativo accompagnato, "Frondi tenere e belle" (Serse)
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Charpentier: Te Deum in D Major, H. 146: I. Prelude. Marche en rondeau

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Long a leading figure in the early music performance movement, William Christie has been especially influential in restoring opera and French music to their rightful places in the Baroque repertory. He is the harpsichordist and leader of the ensemble Les Arts Florissants. Christie was born in Buffalo, New York, in 1944, and studied piano and organ as a young man. He attended Harvard, graduating with an art history degree and switching to music only for graduate study at the Yal... Read more

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