Couperin

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On My Music Desk……
Couperin – Les Barricades Mystérieuses
No one really knows what Les Barricades Mystérieuses actually means. The title literally translates from the French as “the mysterious barricades” but it gives little clue. It could refer to masks – or masques, a form of courtly entertainment –
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Musical Selfies and Snapshots Part II
François Couperin
Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, better known under his stage name “Molière,” is widely regarded as one of the greatest writers in the French language. He spent 13 years as an itinerant actor before he started to write his own plays. Combining elements
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Musical Selfies and Snapshots Part I
François Couperin
Representing his crowning achievements as a composer, Couperin published four harpsichord books, containing roughly 220 pieces. In the preface to his 1713 collection he wrote, “In composing these pieces, I have always had an object in view, furnished by various
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François Couperin
“I esteem what deserves esteem” In 2018 we celebrate the 350th birthday of François Couperin (1668-1733), a composer described as “the epitome of French music” by both Debussy and Ravel. Couperin was undoubtedly the most famous member of a family
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Couperin: Leçons de Ténèbres
Troisième Leçon, à deux voix: I. Jod. Manum suam misit hostis From Couperin: Leçons de Ténèbres (2016) Released by Harmonia Mundi Couperin: Troisième Leçon, à deux voix: I. Jod. Manum suam misit hostisFrançois Couperin (1668-1733) served as harpsichordist to Louis
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