Les Barricades Mysterieuses

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Overview

Apart from Chambonnières and Rameau, François Couperin was the leading French composer and harpsichordist of his time. 'Pièces de clavecin' is his major work of composition, consisting of 27 suites called 'Ordres'. 'Les Barricades mystérieuses' is a rondo with three episodes, i.e. verses in-between which alternate with the constantly recurring refrain. Instead of a melody, one can hear powerful, continuously broken syncopated harmonies. This kind of setting is reminiscent of the style of French lute music with a majestic character, yet without being ponderous. This rather easy piece manages with only a few simple ornaments and is therefore particularly suitable for interpretations on the modern piano.

Specs

Product IDCOBS012973988
Composer/Artist/Author Francois Couperin
Editor/Arranger Ohmen, Wilhelm
Instrumentation Piano Solo
Publisher Schott (Edition)
Media Book

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