4 Livres de pièces de clavecin

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Title: 4 Livres de pièces de clavecin
Otros títulos: Complete harpischord music
Second Livre de pièces de clavecin (1716)
Sixiême Ordre : Septiême Ordre
4 piezas de Libros de clavicémbalo
Intérprete/ Colaborador: François Couperin; Michael Borgstede
Código CDU: Cou.02
Forma Musical: Works for harpsichord
Abstract: François Couperin was the most important member of the illustrious Couperin family and was one of the leading composers of the French Baroque era. He is best known for his harpsichord works, all of which are found in the collection of more than 220 pieces entitled Pièces de clavecin, consisting of four books. His music showed the influence of Lully and incorporated elements from the Italian school. Indeed, both these sources would be acknowledged by Couperin himself in two chamber works, Apothéose de Corelli (1724) and Apothéose de Lully (1725). Moreover, he successfully integrated the French and Italian styles in his Les goût réunis ou nouveaux concerts (1724), a collection of chamber compositions for unspecified instruments. Many of his works were lost to posterity, as none of his original manuscripts has survived. Couperin was born in Paris on November 10, 1668. His father, Charles, was an organist, and young François' early musical training probably came from him. Only child ...


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