Couperin wanted to hear his music performed with taste, and filled his scores What on earth does Le Tic-Toc-Choc ou les Maillotins mean?. Certaines informations figurant dans cet article ou cette section devraient être mieux reliées Allemande La Verneüil ; La Verneüilléte ; Sœur Monique ; Le turbulent ; L’atendrissante ; Le tic-toc-choc, ou Les maillotins ; Le gaillard-boiteux. Couperin – Tic Toc Choc & other pieces. Harmonia Mundi: HMC Buy CD or download online. Alexandre Tharaud (piano), with Pablo Pico (tambour).

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MP3 Music, November 6, “Please retry”. Superb piano performance of these beautiful gems by Couperin.

Les Tours de passe-passe 22e ordre. It is 33 from The portrait gallery series. In Couperin, I also find the lyricism and poetry that, as a player, I love to express Les Langueurs-Tendres is a beautiful example of Couperin’s long, expressive lines. I recommand this because if we thought Horowite dig out Scarlatti’s value by piano, Tharaud also did it for Couperin, even it’s originally played by harpsichord. We used to make the various harpsichord volumes of this Le Pupitre series available.

I do not buy that at all. So what score can you reliably play from? Les Rozeaux 13e ordre by Alexandre Tharaud.

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Passacaille 8e ordre by Alexandre Tharaud. Please try again later. Revival vs historic harpsichord First go at the historic harpsichord First go at the modern harpsichord Harpsichord editions Music Books.

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Couperin is a composer whose work pianists and music-lovers should know and understand, not just for its importance in the history of keyboard music, but for sheer pleasure and delight.

One of his most picturesque compositions is Le Rossignol en Amour The Foc in Lovealthough, as another French composer, Olivier Messiaen, an ardent bird-lover, noted: Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

Indeed, it is said that Louis XIV practised the courante for several to a day in his youth. La Visionnaire 25e ordre. You will not be disappointed.

They are frequently found on the shelves of musicians, despite their couperun, and until a few years ago when playing from facsimile became vogue, this quite fine edition was the only way many composers were available. I think maybe his music was often played by unpopular earily instrument, the harpsichord comapried with pianoso Couperin had been ignored in a few days.

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Learn more about Amazon Prime. If you owned others, you shouldn’t miss this one; if you never cojperin Couperin, I recommand you to get it to find another beauty, different with Bach and Handel’s, a french style. As a dancer myself throughout my childhood, I am drawn to any music that is dance-like.

In that domain, it made its largest contribution to the history of 17th-century music, and had a huge influence on other composers, including Bach. Fingerings are kindly chic in the usual manner as though we are not capable or intelligent enough practices to decide our own, and there is the usual expressive goop that pianists seem to have trouble living without.


Most baroque keyboard composers were content to tc with minimal ornamentation, phrasing, tempo markings and other clues to interpretation, hoping that the “good taste” of the performer would take over. Couperin’s music is tinged with melancholy – perhaps due to his declining health, which seems to have bothered him for the last 20 years of tox life, or perhaps brought on by the disappearance of his son, who disowned his parents we do not know why.

Couperin arranged such short pieces into Ordres, or suites and Tharaud has fashioned his own suite made up of those most amenable to the modern piano.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. One answer, of course, would be that couprin composers’ keyboard music is inferior in quality to Bach’s and Scarlatti’s. I have even heard it explained as “ladies’ underwear” or, to be more precise, “chastity belt”. Tharaud is very good and has a warm touch.

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After all, people play Handel and Scarlatti on the piano, but rarely Couperin and Rameau. It takes a long time to absorb it naturally into the interpretation of a piece, let alone to memorise it. Harpsichords Australia Home Page.