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Hantaï on BWV 1066

I found this video of Le Concert Français performing BWV 1066, Bach's orchestral suite #1. I like the tempo (unlike many commenters), but find the conducting by Hantaï to be laughable. It looks like he has no clue about what he should be doing up there. He's an excellent harpsichordist, and incidentally, the performance isn't bad. But sadly he looks a little bit like a clown up there. Audibly, it sounds as if Mr. Bernadini is really leading with his strident oboe. (No real fault to Mr. Hantaï, but I can't help but giggle too because he looks like Jerry Seinfeld up there at the podium, which brings back memories of the storyline regarding "The Maestro" and his summer home in Tuscany.)

Philadelphia Museum

East Gallery - NGA