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Francois Couperin (1668-1773)

Couperin the Dramatist

Friday 6 June 2008 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)

Repeated: Friday 6 June 2008 20:45-21:45 (Radio 3)

Donald Macleod sketches a portrait of Couperin from his music and explores the reasons why he never tried his hand at writing stage works.

Duration:

1 hour

Playlist

Francois Couperin :
Saillie (27th ordre, 4th book)
Christophe Rousset (harpsichord)
Harmonia Mundi 901445.46
CD2 Track 20

Francois Couperin :
La Princesse de Chabeuil, ou La Muse de Monaco 02.03
Robert Kohnen (Harpsichord)
Accent ACC 9399
Track 20

Francois Couperin 3 Preludes from L'Art de Toucher le Clavecin
Skip Sempe (harpsichord)
Deutche Harmonia Mundi RD 77219
Tracks 1 to 3

Francois Couperin
Pieces for viols
Pompe funebre from the Second suite
Jordi Savall (bass viol), Ton Koopman (harpsichord), Ariane Maurette (bass viol)
Astree E 7744 Track 10

Francois Couperin
Les Gouts Reunis
8th concert
Ensemble Couperin
Thomas Indermuhle (oboe), Henk de Wit (bassoon), Ursula Duetschler (harpsichord)
Claves CD 50-9117
Tracks 6 to 16

Francois Couperin
Les Fastes de la grande et ancienne Mxnxstrxndxsx
11th ordre, 2nd book of harpsichord pieces
Olivier Baumont (harpsichord)
Erato 4509963642
CD3 Track 12




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