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Les Folies Françoises, Patrick Cöhen-Akenine & Beatrice Martin - Couperin: Portraits Croisés (2018) [24/96]

Les Folies Françoises, Patrick Cöhen-Akenine & Beatrice Martin - Couperin: Portraits Croisés (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 70:13 minutes | 1.48 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

François Couperin, whose 350th birthday we celebrate this year, defined himself as a creator of musical portraits. The eloquent and sometimes exotic titles of many of these pieces bear witness to this. From the Nations to the Collected Tastes, as well as the Royal Concerts and the harpsichord repertoire, Les Folies françoises have painted throughout this album a portrait that pays homage to one of the greatest composers of the Sun King's court.
Olivier Vernet - Couperin: Messe solennelle à l'usage des paroisses (2001)

Olivier Vernet - Couperin: Messe solennelle à l'usage des paroisses (2001)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 68:25 | 344 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred | Label: Ligia Digital | Catalog: Lidi 0104089-00

Olivier Vernet studied organ with Gaston Litaize at the Conservatoire National de Région in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, where he earned his concert diploma with honors. At the Conservatoire National de Région in Rueil Malmaison, he studied with Marie-Claire Alain, and continued his studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris with Michel Chapuis.
Le Parlement de Musique, Martin Gester - Couperin: Les Concerts Royaux (2001)

Le Parlement de Musique, Martin Gester - Couperin: Les Concerts Royaux (2001)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 57:11 | 389 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: ACCORD | Catalog: 465 676-2

Descendant d'une longue lignée de musiciens, François Couperin fut le plus grand compositeur baroque de son temps. Il représente un jalon important entre Lully et Rameau et, bien que, comparé à d'autres, il ait peu composé, rien dans son oeuvre n'est à écarter. C'est pour les concerts du dimanche matin à la cour du roi Louis XIV, que Couperin composa cette série de Concerts royaux.
Le Parlement de Musique - Couperin: Le Portrait de l'Amour (2003)

Le Parlement de Musique - Couperin: Le Portrait de l'Amour (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 70:00 | 463 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Assai | Catalog: 222422 - MU750

From the music of François Couperin, Aline Zylberajch and Martin Gester have assembled a Watteau-esque idyll fit for a king. A manuscript trio sonata from the early 1690s and one of the chamber concerts included in his collection entitled Les Goûts-réunis add further instrumental timbres to what is otherwise a showcase for the ravishing Ruckers-Taskin harpsichord from the Musée de la Musique at the Cité de la Musique in Paris. The excellent booklet notes by Denis Herlin provide all you might wish to know about the background of the music.
Alfred Deller, Philip Todd, Raphael Perulli, Michael Chapuis - Couperin: Lecons De Tenebres (1987)

Alfred Deller, Philip Todd, Raphael Perulli, Michael Chapuis - Couperin: Lecons De Tenebres (1987)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 46:01 | 209 MB
Genre: Classical, Vocal | Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: 190210

The three Leçons de Ténèbres pour le mercredy (Tenebrae for Wednesday) are the only ones by François Couperin to have survived: 'recitations' destined to accompany the Office of the Tenebrae during one of the nights of Holy Week. Couperin is one of the uncontested masters in this exercise fusing vocal virtuosity and deep religious feeling.
Blandine Verlet - François Couperin: Pièces de clavecin (2012)

Blandine Verlet - François Couperin: Pièces de clavecin (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Digital booklet | 01:56:29 | 742 Mb
Classical | Label: Aparté Music

Blandine Verlet is now one of the last living legends of the harpsichord. After a few years of absence, she has joined the label Aparté with a programme dedicated to Francois Couperin's harpsichord music, recorded on a sumptuous Hemsch of 1751 upon which she already performed Goldberg Variations in 1993. Throughout these pieces with evocative titles (Les Amusements, the Raphaèle, the delights, the Poppies, the Wandering Shadows ..) she reveals an artist with a voice more than inspired, powerful and constantly renewed.

Les Ombres - Couperin: Leçons de ténèbres & Motets (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at March 30, 2018
Les Ombres - Couperin: Leçons de ténèbres & Motets (2018)

Les Ombres - Couperin: Leçons de ténèbres & Motets (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 3317 MB
Label: Mirare | Tracks: 30 | Time: 62:24 min

Following their interpretation distinguished by the criticism of the unknown Apothéoses, and Nations of François Couperin, the Shadows deliver a new reading of his sacred heritage. The Lessons of Darkness, or Lamentations published in 1714, testify to Couperin's attachment to the sacred, to text and to vocality. One can recognize in his instrumental music a mastery of rhythms, and supports, just as he would place each note on a given text. It is therefore with delight that we discover this vocal legacy to prosody as studied as natural.
Seiji Ozawa, Boston Symphony Orchestra - Ravel: Orchestral Works (1974) [Reissue 2004] MCH PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa - Maurice Ravel: Orchestral Works (1974) [Reissue 2004]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 76:20 minutes | Scans included | 3,2 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,29 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel surround sound | Label: Chesky Records # PentaTone PTC 5186204

Every orchestra has a characteristic sound & personality that identifies them through the ages, & in the case of the Boston Symphony Orchestra it is their contoured string & wind elegance, panache & suavity that marks them out as the premier Francophone American orchestra. With Seiji Ozawa at the helm, a conductor much identified with French repertoire, these Quad recordings of Maurice Ravel, accomplished during his long tenure as music director, are afforded the sonic treatment they deserve & are now able to receive given the latest SACD technology employed by Pentatone enabling the release of the full spectrum of sound captured by a previous eras sound engineers.

Atsushi Sakaï - Couperin: Pièces de viole (2018)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 26, 2018
Atsushi Sakaï - Couperin: Pièces de viole (2018)

Atsushi Sakaï, Christophe Rousset, Marion Martineau & Isabelle Saint-Yves - Couperin: Pièces de viole (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 359 MB
Label: Aparté | Tracks: 16 | Time: 62:47 min

Each appearance of Atsushi Sakai and Christophe Rousset leaves an unforgettable memory with those who have had the good fortune to hear them commune on stage. Long-standing partners, they now join together for the first time on disc for a composer they worship: the mysterious Antoine Forqueray. Born in 1672 in Paris, he was, with Marin Marais, one of the greatest gambists of all time. Famed for his virtuosic improvisations, he published none of his 300-odd pieces and died in 1745 in Mantes where he had moved in 1731, after having suffered serious financial setbacks, especially in the course of Law’s bankruptcy. Aside from a few handwritten pieces copied in the collections of other composers, Forqueray’s pieces have been lost.
Brice Sailly, La chambre claire & Emmanuelle De Negri - François Couperin: Les muses naissantes (2018)

Brice Sailly, La chambre claire & Emmanuelle De Negri - François Couperin: Les muses naissantes (2018)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 382 MB
Label: Ricercar | Tracks: 22 | Time: 77:39 min

This reverie offered by Brice Sailly in homage to François Couperin is presented in the guise of a trip to Arcadia, that utopian land which lies hidden in the heart of European geography. The selected harpsichord pieces, most of them evoking childhood and the birth of love, sit beside excerpts from the Concerts royaux that set the scene rather as Watteau might have done, leaving to the less well-known airs de cour the task of describing sentiments in words. Couperin discreetly whispers the most luminous of truths. Here all is benevolence, a smile on the lips, a light heart, and melancholy is gently dismissed in favour of consolation.