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Couperin: Pieces de clavecin des Livres III & IV / Frederick Haas

Couperin / Haas
Release Date: 01/11/2011 
Label:  Alpha Productions   Catalog #: 173   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  François Couperin
Performer:  Frederick Haas
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

François Couperin, known as "Couperin le Grand" was one of the great masters of the Baroque age though his individual and incisive music is not as often encountered as Bach, Handel, Vivaldi or Telemann. Couperin admired the works of Corelli and introduced the Trio Sonata form to France. His four volumes of keyboard music contain a great many imaginative pieces, which were composed so as to be performed on either solo harpsichord or assigned to instruments to form chamber works. The fascination of Couperin's music has extended even to 20th century composers such Maurice Ravel and Richard Strauss, both of whom created suites based on his works.

Harpsichordist Frederick Haas was written: "Who is Couperin,
Read more besides his music? A rather vague ghost whereas his music is evidently one of the most characterized. His music must be played, must exist. It is pointless to try to describe it any further: it has to sound, and maybe we will understand something important whilst bringing it to life." These words of the performer bring us back to basics: the pleasure of listening to this music, the joy of (re)discovering a pillar of the French keyboard repertoire.
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Works on This Recording

1. Pièces de clavecin, Book 3 by François Couperin
Performer:  Frederick Haas (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1722; Paris, France 
2. Pièces de clavecin, Book 4 by François Couperin
Performer:  Frederick Haas (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1730; Paris, France 

Sound Samples

Pieces de clavecin, Book 3: 14th Ordre in D major-minor: I. Le rossignol-en-amour
Pieces de clavecin, Book 3: 14th Ordre in D major-minor: II. La linote-efarouchee
Pieces de clavecin, Book 3: 14th Ordre in D major-minor: III. Les fauvetes plaintives
Pieces de clavecin, Book 3: 14th Ordre in D major-minor: IV. Le rossignol-vainqueur
Pieces de clavecin, Book 3: 14th Ordre in D major-minor: V. La Julliet
Pieces de clavecin, Book 3: 14th Ordre in D major-minor: VI. Le carillon de Cithere
Pieces de clavecin, Book 3: 14th Ordre in D major-minor: VII. Le petit-rien
Pieces de clavecin, Book 3: 15th Ordre in A minor-major: I. La regente, ou La Minerve
Pieces de clavecin, Book 3: 15th Ordre in A minor-major: II. Le dodo, ou L'amour au berceau
Pieces de clavecin, Book 3: 15th Ordre in A minor-major: III. L'evaporee
Pieces de clavecin, Book 3: 15th Ordre in A minor-major: IV. Musete de Choisi - Musete de Taverni
Pieces de clavecin, Book 3: 15th Ordre in A minor-major: V. La douce et piquante
Pieces de clavecin, Book 3: 15th Ordre in A minor-major: VI. Les vergers fleuris
Pieces de clavecin, Book 3: 15th Ordre in A minor-major: VII. La Princesse de Chabeuil, ou La muse de Monaco
Pieces de clavecin, Book 3: 16th Ordre in G major-minor: I. Les graces incomparables, ou La Conti
Pieces de clavecin, Book 3: 16th Ordre in G major-minor: II. L'himenamour
Pieces de clavecin, Book 3: 16th Ordre in G major-minor: III. Les vestales
Pieces de clavecin, Book 3: 16th Ordre in G major-minor: IV. L'aimable Therese
Pieces de clavecin, Book 3: 16th Ordre in G major-minor: V. Le drole de corps
Pieces de clavecin, Book 3: 16th Ordre in G major-minor: VI. La distraite
Pieces de clavecin, Book 3: 16th Ordre in G major-minor: VII. La Letiville
Pieces de clavecin, Book 3: 17th Ordre in E minor: I. La Superbe, ou la Forqueray, Fierement, sans lenteur
Pieces de clavecin, Book 3: 17th Ordre in E minor: II. Les petits Moulins a vent, Tres legerement
Pieces de clavecin, Book 3: 17th Ordre in E minor: III. Les Timbres
Pieces de clavecin, Book 3: 17th Ordre in E minor: IV. Courante
Pieces de clavecin, Book 3: 17th Ordre in E minor: V. Les Petites Chremieres de Bagnolet, Legerement
Pieces de clavecin, Book 4: 22nd Ordre in D major-minor: I. Le Trophee
Pieces de clavecin, Book 4: 22nd Ordre in D major-minor: II. Premier Air pour la suite du Trophee
Pieces de clavecin, Book 4: 22nd Ordre in D major-minor: III. Le point du jour
Pieces de clavecin, Book 4: 22nd Ordre in D major-minor: IV. L'Anguille
Pieces de clavecin, Book 4: 22nd Ordre in D major-minor: V. Le croc-en-jambe
Pieces de clavecin, Book 4: 22nd Ordre in D major-minor: VI. Menuets croises
Pieces de clavecin, Book 4: 22nd Ordre in D major-minor: VII. Les tours de passe-passe
Pieces de clavecin, Book 4: 24th Ordre in A minor: I. Les Vieux Seigneurs
Pieces de clavecin, Book 4: 24th Ordre in A minor: II. Les Jeunes Seigneurs
Pieces de clavecin, Book 4: 24th Ordre in A minor: III. Les dars-homicides
Pieces de clavecin, Book 4: 24th Ordre in A minor: IV. Les guirlandes
Pieces de clavecin, Book 4: 24th Ordre in A minor: V. Les brinborions
Pieces de clavecin, Book 4: 24th Ordre in A minor: VI. La divine-Babiche, ou Les amours badins
Pieces de clavecin, Book 4: 24th Ordre in A minor: VII. La belle Javotte
Pieces de clavecin, Book 4: 24th Ordre in A minor: VIII. L'amphibie, mouvement de passacaille
Pieces de clavecin, Book 4: 26th Ordre in F sharp minor: I. La Convalescente
Pieces de clavecin, Book 4: 26th Ordre in F sharp minor: II. Gavotte
Pieces de clavecin, Book 4: 26th Ordre in F sharp minor: III. La Sophie
Pieces de clavecin, Book 4: 26th Ordre in F sharp minor: IV. L'Epineuse
Pieces de clavecin, Book 4: 26th Ordre in F sharp minor: V. La Pantomime
Pieces de Clavecin, Book 4: 27th Ordre in B minor: I. L'exquise
Pieces de Clavecin, Book 4: 27th Ordre in B minor: II. Les pavots
Pieces de Clavecin, Book 4: 27th Ordre in B minor: III. Les chinois
Pieces de Clavecin, Book 4: 27th Ordre in B minor: IV. Saillie

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