William Christie of Les Arts Florissants interviewed for The New Yorker
, director of world renowned early music ensemble Les Arts Florissants
(who take their name from an opera by Marc-Antoine Charpentier) was recently interviewed by Alex Ross, classical critic of The New Yorker Magazine. Talking during a recent visit to the States for a festival of Baroque opera in which Les Arts Florissants were performing, France-based Christie - who also serves as a visiting artist at New York's Juilliard School's early music programme - talked in depth to Ross about his philosophies and practices for teaching, interpreting and performing early music. Click here to read the article in full on The New Yorker's website.