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Couperin: Premier Livre De Pieces De Clavecin
Francois Couperin, Christophe Rousset
Couperin: Premier Livre De Pieces De Clavecin
Genre: Classical
 
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Couperin's First Book of harpsichord pieces is a sort of musical house cleaning, representing the publication of a large number of pre-existing works that had already achieved a measure of popularity in manuscript copies. ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Francois Couperin, Christophe Rousset
Title: Couperin: Premier Livre De Pieces De Clavecin
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Harmonia Mundi
Release Date: 5/23/1995
Album Type: Import
Genre: Classical
Styles: Chamber Music, Forms & Genres, Short Forms, Historical Periods, Baroque (c.1600-1750), Classical (c.1770-1830), Instruments, Keyboard
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaCD Credits: 3
UPC: 794881320028

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Couperin's First Book of harpsichord pieces is a sort of musical house cleaning, representing the publication of a large number of pre-existing works that had already achieved a measure of popularity in manuscript copies. Couperin followed up his success with three more books published at intervals until the very end of his life. Collectively, these 27 suites of pieces (which the composer called "ordres") represent the pinnacle of French keyboard music, and they had a huge influence on subsequent composers, right down to Debussy and Ravel in our century. Christophe Rousset's series is a landmark in Baroque keyboard performance, and a splendid tribute to one of the epoch's greatest masters. --David Hurwitz