Any initiative to bring Early Music to the attention of a bigger public is important!

I don’t believe that music can have great impact if it doesn’t say something or represent something universal. That is what is wonderful about music. French Music, German Music are World Music. French Culture, or English Culture, or German Culture, or Italian Culture, these are World Cultures as well. This is one of the reasons why, obviously, culture is a terribly important part of civilization. And perhaps, in this sad world we are living in now, culture is one of the things that could allow us to survive or at least to have faith in ideals which I think are eternal. 

William Christie