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Francois Couperin (1668-1773)

The Couperin Clan

Monday 2 June 2008 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)

Repeated: Monday 2 June 2008 20:45-21:45 (Radio 3)

Francois Couperin belonged to an important dynasty of French musicians, spanning four generations from the late 16th century to the early 19th century. Donald Macleod follows the progress of the Couperins from rural life in Chaume-en-Brie to establishment as professional musicians in bustling Paris.

Duration:

1 hour

Playlist


FrancoisCouperin
La Couperin from the 21st ordre
Michael Borgstede (harpsichord)
Brilliant Classics 93082
CD10, Track 3

Louis Couperin (c. 1626 - 1661)
Prelude a l'imitation de Monsieur Froberger
From Suite de Pieces in A
Asami Hirosawa (harpsichord)
BIS-CD-982
Track 1

Francois Couperin
Neuvieme Concert
Ritratto dell'amore
Francois Fenandez (violin)
Emmanuel Balssa (bass viol)
Elisabeth Joye (harpsichord)
Alpha 062
Tracks 16 to 23,

Louis Couperin
Suite in D minor
Christopher Hogwood (harpsichord)
Oiseau Lyre 425 890-2
Tracks 17 to 23





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