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Francois Couperin (1668-1773)

Saint-Gervais

Tuesday 3 June 2008 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)

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

Donald Macleod looks at the importance to the Couperin family of the church of Saint-Gervais in Paris, where generations of them were employed, beginning in Louis XIV's time with Louis Couperin and ending with Gervais-Francois Couperin's death in 1826.

Duration:

1 hour

Playlist

Francois Couperin
Tantum ergo sacramentum
Jill Feldman, Isabelle Poulenard (sopranos)
Jaap ter Linden (bass viol), Davitt Moroney (organ and harpsichord)
Harmonia Mundi HMA 1901150
Track 4

Louis Couperin
5 Fantasies (excerpt)
Jan Willem Jansen (organ)
Virgin Veritas 5 61775 2
Tracks 2 to 5,

Francois Couperin
Kyrie from Messe des paroisses
Marie-Claire Alain (organ)
Erato 22922 45460-2 CD1
Tracks 1 to 5

Francois Couperin
La Sultanne
Francois Fernandez (violin), Luis-Otavio Santos (violin),
Emmanuel Balssa (bass viol), Jerome Hantai (bass viol),
Elisabeth Joye (harpsichord)
Alpha 062
Track 2

Francois Couperin
3rd tenebrae for 2 voices
Sandrine Piau (soprano), Veronique Gens (soprano), Les Talens Lyriques,
Christophe Rousset (organ), Emmanuel Balssa (bass viol)
Decca 466 776-2
Tracks 13 to 18

Armand-Louis Couperin (1727-1789)
L'Affligee
Sophie Yates (harpsichord)
Chaconne Chan 0718,
Track 18




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