Les Accents
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Bach & Co with Thibault Noally and Les Accents

Baroque violinist Thibault Noally has played with many of the most brilliant artists in the early music world, and the wisdom he has absorbed now serves as a guiding light for his own three-year-old ensemble Les Accents on WCRB's CD of the Week.

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This Week's CD of the Week

Bach & Co with Thibault Noally and Les Accents

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Les Accents
Courtesy of the Artist

Baroque violinist Thibault Noally has played with many of the most brilliant artists in the early music world, and the wisdom he has absorbed now serves as a guiding light for his own three-year-old ensemble Les Accents on WCRB's CD of the Week.

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Hear The Bach Hour Sundays at 6am, Mondays from midnight-2am, and on demand for two weeks after broadcast.