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The Former Teacher and Master of Composition

Donald Macleod introduces music from Couperin's third book of harpsichord pieces.

At the court of Louis XVth, François Couperin continued to give music lessons to various members of the Royal family and in 1722, the year the royal court moved back to the Palace at Versailles, he produced his third book of harpsichord pieces, reflecting quite a different side to his character. Donald Macleod is joined by Olivier Baumont, who plays some examples from the third book on an original seventeenth century harpischord, part of the Cobbe Collection of Keyboard Instruments.

1 hour

Music Played

  • François Couperin

    François Couperin - Musète de Choisi, Musète deTaverni

    Performer: Laurence Boulay, Francoise Lengellé (harpsichords)

  • François Couperin

    Les Fastes de la grande et ancienne Mxnxstrxndxsx

    Performer: Olivier Baumont (harpsichord)

    • Musifrance 4509 96364 2.
  • François Couperin

    Les Goûts-Réunis

    Performer: Dans Le Goût Theatral (8th Concert) Performer: English Baroque Soloists Performer: John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    • MusicFrance 2292 45011-2.
    • 1 to 6.
  • François Couperin

    Les Folies françoises, ou les Dominos

    Performer: Olivier Baumont (harpsichord)

  • François Couperin

    Le Dodo ou l'amour au berceau

    Performer: Olivier Baumont (harpsichord)

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