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Francois Couperin (1668-1773)

The French-Italian Question

Thursday 5 June 2008 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)

Repeated: Thursday 5 June 2008 20:45-21:45 (Radio 3)

The Italian influence on French music was a subject of great intellectual debate in Couperin's age, and Donald Macleod considers how the composer united the two styles in his music.

Duration:

1 hour

Playlist

Francois Couperin
Gigue from Premiere Ordre: La Francoise (La Pucelle)
(Les Nations)
Quadro Amsterdam
Teldec 4509-93689-2
CD1 Track 6

Francois Couperin
La Piemontoise (l'Astree)
Quatrieme Ordre, Les Nations
Quadro Amsterdam
Teldec 4509-93689-2
CD2 Track 11

Marc Roger Normand Couperin (1663-1734)
Sarabande
Davitt Moroney (harpsichord)
Hyperion CDA 67164
Track 7

Francois Couperin
Usquequo Domine
Paul Agnew (counter tenor), les Arts Florissants - Maia Silberstein (violin), Anne-Marie Lasla (viola da gamba), Catherine Girard (violin), William Christie (conductor)

Francois Couperin
Les Folies francoises, ou les dominos
(13th order, third book)
Bob van Asperen
EMI CDC 7 49945 2,
Track 2

Francois Couperin
Les Gouts Reunis
Quartorzieme Concert
Ensemble Couperin
Thomas Indermuhle (oboe), Henk de Wit (bassoon), Ursula Duetschler (harpsichord)
Claves CD 50-9117
Tracks 33 to 36



Francois Couperin
Le parnasse or L'Apotheose de Corelli
English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner
Musicfrance 245 011-2
Tracks 1 to 6




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