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François Couperin

Les Barricades mystérieuses

aus 'Pièces de clavecin, Vol. 2, Ordre No. 6'

Instrument line-up: Harpsichord
Opt. instrument line-up: Piano
Edition: Sheet music Download
Composer: François Couperin
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Publisher: Schott Musik
Order no.: ED09957-DL
ISMN: 9790001187497
Issuer: Wilhelm Ohmen
Release: 23.10.2012
Weight: 49 g
Dimensions: 230x305 mm
Pages: 8


Alongside Chambonnières and Rameau, François Couperin was a leading French composer and harpsichordist of his time. 'Pièces de clavecin' is his best known composition, consisting of 27 suites called 'Ordres'. 'Les Barricades mystérieuses' is a rondo with three episodes or verses between which alternates the constantly recurring refrain. Instead of a melody, one can hear powerful, continuously broken syncopated harmonies. This kind of setting is reminiscent of the style of French lute music with a majestic character, yet without being ponderous. This relatively easy piece features only a few simple ornaments and is therefore particularly suitable for interpretations on the modern piano.

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