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Christophe Rousset at the Edinburgh Festival

Lucie Skeaping presents world-renowned harpsichord virtuoso Christophe Rousset in a concert showcasing the instruments preserved in Edinburgh's St Cecilia's Hall Museum.

Lucie Skeaping presents highlights from a concert recorded at the Edinburgh International Festival. World-renowned harpsichord virtuoso Christophe Rousset showcases the magnificent instruments preserved in Edinburgh's St Cecilia's Hall Museum with a programme of music by Purcell, Couperin, Rameau, and Froberger. The instruments, some more than 400 years old, are often as spectacular to look at as they are to listen to. Rousset performs music that historically may have been played on them, revealing how developments in instrument design and in musical style are often interlinked.

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Johann Jakob Froberger

    Suite XII in C major: 'Lamento sopra la dolorosa perdita della Real Maesta di Ferdinando I

    Performer: Christophe Rousset (playing on the Thomas Barton harpsichord)

  • Louis Couperin

    Suite in D minor (Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Canaries, Chaconne)

    Performer: Christophe Rousset (playing on the Thomas Barton harpsichord)

  • Henry Purcell

    Suite in G minor (Prelude, Almand, Courant, Saraband, Chaconne)

    Performer: Christophe Rousset (playing on the Thomas Barton harpsichord)

  • Claude Balbastre

    La d'Hericourt

    Performer: Christophe Rousset (playing on the Pascal Taskin harpsichord)

  • Claude Balbastre

    La Lugeac

    Performer: Christophe Rousset (playing on the Pascal Taskin harpsichord)

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