William Christie/Choeurs et Orchestre des Arts Florissants

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    Serse, Act 3, Scene IV: No 43 Aria - Amor, tiranno Amor (Arsamene)William Christie/Choeurs et Orchestre des Arts Florissants
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    Serse, Act 1, Scene XV: No 18 Aria - Un cenno leggiadretto (Atalanta)William Christie/Choeurs et Orchestre des Arts Florissants
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    Serse: OvertureWilliam Christie/Choeurs et Orchestre des Arts Florissants
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    Serse, Act 3: SinfoniaWilliam Christie/Choeurs et Orchestre des Arts Florissants
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    Serse, HWV 40: Overture (Adagio - Allegro)William Christie/Choeurs et Orchestre des Arts Florissants

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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 Yale... Read more

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