musicmakers: Christophe Rousset, harpsichordist and conductor

An exclusive video podcast hosted by James Jolly

Certain chapters are not available.
Thank you for your understanding.


Christophe Rousset

James Jolly — Host

Program notes

There is nothing Christophe Rousset hates more than routine: even with the most commonly played, centuries-old works, "there is always something new to say." One of the most respected figures in the world of Baroque music, the master harpsichordist and conductor who founded the gold-standard ensemble Les Talens Lyriques over thirty years ago speaks with Gramophone's James Jolly about bringing music to life, why conducting his own orchestra is like driving a Rolls-Royce, restoring the reputation of Antonio Salieri in the wake of Miloš Forman's Amadeus, the sensation of time stopping in the space of the concert hall, the operatic qualities of Bach's big works, his fascination with archeology, and much more.

Presented with the generous support of Madame Aline Foriel-Destezet.

This is just one of over a thousand fascinating documentaries available on, the web's leading classical music streaming platform!

Appears in

More info