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Assi Karttunen - Beyond the River God: Harpsichord Works by Graham Lynch & Francois Couperin (2015)

Assi Karttunen - Beyond the River God:
Harpsichord Works by Graham Lynch & François Couperin (2015)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 453 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 187 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Divine Art | # dda 25120 | Time: 01:18:25

A selection of works by the greatest harpsichord composer of all — François Couperin, and from contemporary British composer Graham Lynch, who is a very worthy successor with music that is expressive, descriptive, deep and exceptionally rich, showing that the harpsichord is capable of real expression. The Lynch pieces are receiving their first recordings. Established virtuoso Assi Karttunen is from Finland and this is her first album for Divine Art, and a showcase for her amazing talent at the keyboard.
Alexei Lubimov - French Harpsichord Music of the XVII Century: Louis Couperin & Jean-Henri d'Anglebert (1996)

Alexei Lubimov - French Harpsichord Music of the XVII Century (1996)
Harpsichord Suites by Louis Couperin & Jean-Henri d'Anglebert

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 427 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Russian Compact Disc | # RCD19102 | Time: 01:04:38

Alexei Lubimov is a Russian pianist who also plays fortepiano and harpsichord. In his early years he studied at the Moscow Central Music School, and in 1963, entered the Moscow Conservatory, where he studied with Heinrich Neuhaus and Lew Naumov. He developed a strong interest in Baroque music and 20th century modernist works. Lubimov gave the Soviet premieres of many western compositions, including pieces by Charles Ives, Arnold Schoenberg, John Cage, Terry Riley, Pierre Boulez, and Karlheinz Stockhausen, which brought censorship from the Soviet authorities. For a number of years he was prevented from traveling outside the Soviet Union. Turning to his interest in period instruments and authentic performance practices, he founded the Moscow Baroque Quartet and co-founded the Moscow Chamber Academy with Tatiana Grindenko.

Francois Couperin - Ariane et Apotheoses (2016) {Aparté}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 9, 2017
Francois Couperin - Ariane et Apotheoses (2016) {Aparté}

Francois Couperin - Ariane et Apotheoses (2016) {Aparté}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 300dpi | 349MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classical, Baroque

It is only recently that the cantata Ariane consolated by Bacchus was attributed to Couperin, on the strength of many technical details too complex to be unrolled, but perfectly convincing. It is therefore a kind of first world discography of a work of this great composer that Christophe Rousset gives us, with the superb voice of Stéphane Degout whose impeccable speech allows to understand absolutely every word. There follow two immense apotheoses of the same, that of Corelli dated 1724 and that of Lully of the following year. These are very ample instrumental suites in the style of, with quotations, allusions, jokes of all kinds, in a quasi-theatrical and very descriptive writing approaching a kind of programmed music.
Alexandre Tharaud - Rameau, J.S.Bach, Francois Couperin: Piano Works (2010)

Alexandre Tharaud - Rameau, J.S.Bach, Francois Couperin: Piano Works (2010)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 03:03:17 | 660 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: HMX 2958379.81

A midprice reissue collecting this young French pianist s three baroque recordings. I fell in love with Tharaud s Rameau disc several years ago and never once missed the rattling sound of the harpsichord. Tharaud points out that Rameau s frequent ornamentation would have served to prolong notes on a harpsichord. This isn t necessary on a modern piano, and there s an incredible delicacy to the pianism here, with the trills and turns played with a barely credible lightness of touch. It s infectious stuff, with the witty character pieces from the Suite in G vivid and alive.
Jordi Savall, Ton Koopman, Ariane Maurette - Francois Couperin - Pieces de violes - 1728 (2012) {Alia Vox AVSA9893}

Jordi Savall, Ton Koopman, Ariane Maurette - Francois Couperin - Pieces de violes - 1728 (2012) {Alia Vox AVSA9893}
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© 1975, 2012 Alia Vox | AVSA9893
Classical / Baroque / Chamber Music / Bass Viola da gamba / Harpsichord

This beautiful recording, once long out-of-print, is now remastered in high definition multi-channel hybrid SACD, and is the first album made by Jordi Savall for the Astrée label, now reissued on Alia Vox. With this rare 1975 disc, Savall confirmed François Couperin as a master composer for viola da gamba with affinities to the previous masters of French music. On the recording Mr. Savall plays an authentic 7-string bass viol, anonymously constructed in 17th century France. He is joined by musicians Ton Koopman playing a Gilbert des Ruisseaux harpsichord built in the late 17th century and Ariane Maurette playing a Barak Norman bass viol constructed in London in 1697. Couperin’s music for these colorful instruments is marvelous, contemplative and beguiling. The highly collectible album, a must-have of the Savall oeuvre, is now available again and features a very informative booklet.
Jordi Savall & Hesperion XX - Couperin - Les Nations, 1726 (1986) [2CD] {2000 Naive-Astree Remaster}

Jordi Savall & Hesperion XX - Couperin - Les Nations, 1726 (1986) [2CD] {2000 Naive-Astree Remaster}
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© 2000 Auvidis France / Naïve / Astrée | ES 9956
Classical / Baroque / Chamber Music

Original released by Auvidis France in 1986. This reissue released by Auvidis-Naïve in 2000 (ES 9956). Couperin places himself between the Italian and French musical styles of his day to create something rather greater than either. For the most part early works, these sonatas with dance suites combine the style of Lully and Louis XIV's court with Corelli's brilliance: the result is a Grand Tour of the high Baroque, given, s'il vous plait, with a French accent. Savall's rendition, true to form, is dark, elegant, and supple. He assigns the trio-sonata texture to differing combinations of violins, oboes, and traversi, all with a large and inspired continuo group. Performers: Monica Huggett, Chiara Banchini, Ton Koopman, Hopkinson Smith, Stephen Preston, Ku Ebbinge &c. Highly recommended.

Christophe Rousset - Louis Couperin (2010) [2CD] {Aparte}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at March 30, 2015
Christophe Rousset - Louis Couperin (2010) [2CD] {Aparte}

Christophe Rousset - Louis Couperin (2010) [2CD] {Aparte}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 730 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 283 Mb
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© 2010 Aparte / Harmonia Mundi | AP006
Classical / Baroque / Harpsichord / Keyboard

The organ music of Louis Couperin, an uncle of François, clearly pointed toward the French High Baroque style and has received a good number of recordings, but his harpsichord music is less fortunate. This is largely because they're imperfectly understood, at both the macro and micro levels. This release by celebrated French keyboardist Christophe Rousset contains half a dozen works designated as suites, but those are entirely his own creation. They exist only in manuscript, grouped mostly by dance rhythm; there are some ground bass pieces and some preludes without bar lines in a separate group.

Couperin: Concerts Royaux - Musica Ad Rhenum (2013)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at March 5, 2014
Couperin: Concerts Royaux - Musica Ad Rhenum (2013)

Couperin: Concerts Royaux - Musica Ad Rhenum (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 3 CDs | Full Scans | 865 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog Number: 94489

François Couperin ‘Le Grand’ is the most important member of the Couperin dynasty, whose elegant and trend‐setting music is known to have influenced great composers such as J.S. Bach, Telemann and Handel. After becoming organist at St. Gervais in Paris at the age of just 12, he was later appointed Organiste du Chapelle du Roy. It was here that he composed the Concerts Royaux and the Goûts‐Réunis (or Nouveaux Concerts) for the entertainment of the aging King Louis XIV. Each includes the florid ornamentation typical of the French Baroque and is extremely adaptable, essentially written for a treble and bass instrument and continuo.

Francois Couperin - Pieces de clavecin (2007) {Mirare}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Sept. 3, 2013
Francois Couperin - Pieces de clavecin (2007) {Mirare}

Francois Couperin - Pieces de clavecin (2007) {Mirare}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 473 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 160 Mb
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© 2007 Mirare | MIR 027
Classical / Chamber Music / Baroque

Getting French baroque keyboard music right begins with getting the trills—the grace notes—right, especially Couperin. Getting the trills right means getting them to sound like an integral part of the note upon which they are intended to lend… well, grace. Rather than as an adornment, which invariably comes across as an affectation. Trills are the vibrato of a plucked keyboard, designed to give the note more extension. Pierre Hantaï, one of the world’s finest harpsichord players, gets the trills right. He gets them so right I didn’t even notice at first why his Couperin sounds so good.
Louis Couperin: The Complete Harpsichord Works - Richard Egarr (2011)

Louis Couperin: The Complete Harpsichord Works - Richard Egarr (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 4 CDs | Full Scans | 1.69 GB
Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog Number: 907511

Hailed for his “revelatory” account of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier (The New York Times), Richard Egarr turns to one of the least known collections for solo harpsichord. This complete recording of the solo oeuvre of Louis Couperin (c.1626-1661) revels in his full harmonic and contrapuntal textures, marked by a poignant use of dissonance – music that entrances the ear!