Couperin Lecons

Bowman, Chance, King, Caudle - Couperin: Lecons De Tenebres (2013)

Bowman, Chance, King, Caudle - Couperin: Lecons De Tenebres (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 229 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 150 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Helios | Catalog Number: 55455

Couperin’s Trois Leçons de Ténèbres are amongst the small amount of the composer’s sacred music that was published during his lifetime. They are intensely personal, depicting the prophet Jeremiah’s bitter anguish in settings that are quite unique. Also included here are Couperin’s joyful motets Laetentur caeli and Venite, exsultemus Domino, and a remarkable Magnificat.

Couperin - Lecons De Tenebres - Rene Jacobs  

Posted by trackball at Oct. 6, 2008
Couperin - Lecons De Tenebres - Rene Jacobs

Couperin - Lecons De Tenebres - Rene Jacobs
Classical | APE + CUE | 1 CD, covers | 267 MB | RS
Date: August 10, 2004
Florence Malgoire, Les Dominos - Couperin: Complete Sonatas (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Florence Malgoire, Les Dominos - Couperin: Complete Sonatas (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 69:37 minutes | 1.16 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

After the success of a CD devoted to the sonatas of Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, Florence Malgoire s ensemble Les Dominos explores the first French sonatas. All of these works date from the 1680s, when the French had just discovered the Italian sonata style and had begun to use it, albeit in some secrecy. This recording contains the complete sonatas of François Couperin, four of which are the original versions of sonatas that Couperin would later make use of in Les Nations. It is the first recording to present the sonatas in their entirety, in particular because the sonata La Convalescente appears on record for the very first time. The sonata was discovered only recently in a manuscript copy in Germany.
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.
Les Ombres, Margaux Blanchard, Sylvain Sartre - François Couperin, Colin de Blamont: Concert chez la Reine (2010)

Les Ombres, Margaux Blanchard, Sylvain Sartre - François Couperin, Colin de Blamont: Concert chez la Reine (2010)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 75:00 | 421 MB
Genre: Baroque, Vocal | Label: Ambronay Éditions | Catalog: AMY 301

Ce Concert chez la Reine, par les Ombres un jeune ensemble de musique baroque de la nouvelle génération, en résidence à Ambronay, est saisissant de réalisme dans la reconstitution historique authentique. Dès les premières secondes, j'ai eu l'impression d'être dans une salle éclairée par des bougies, entourée de dames en costumes et de marquis emperruqués Louis XV.
Johan Brouwer - Plays Bach, Böhm, Couperin, Forqueray (Taskin Harpsichord) (2014) [TR24][OF]

Johan Brouwer - Plays Bach, Böhm, Couperin, Forqueray (Taskin Harpsichord)
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 70:28 min | 1.63 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Aluid Records | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2014

Bach and the French baroque: The working title of the programme is Bach and the French baroque. L’art de toucher le clavecin by François Couperin (1668-1733) was published in 1716 as a manual for the French style and gives important instructions for playing the harpsichord as regards finger positions and ornamentations. The préludes are written-out improvisations in the style of the Préludes non mésurée.
Couperin - Nouveaux Concerts (1976) (Brandis, Holliger, Nicolet, Ulsamer, Strehl)

Couperin - Nouveaux Concerts (1976) (Brandis, Holliger, Nicolet, Ulsamer, Strehl)
Classical | 2cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Arkiv/Polydor, 459 484-2 | rel: 1999 | 720Mb

Unusually for Archiv Produktion, no details are given of the actual instruments used in this recording, but it is fairly obvious that (with the possible exception of the gambas) they are modern; and similarly, the style of articulation and the amount of string vibrato employed are probably not 'authentic'. For which I shed not a single tear.
Francois Couperin - Les Concerts Royaux (2005) (Jordi Savall)

Francois Couperin - Les Concerts Royaux (2005) (Jordi Savall)
Classical | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Alia Vox, AV9840 | rec: 2004 | 400Mb

Composed for the Sunday concerts of the aging Louis XIV, François Couperin's Concerts Royaux are as good as it gets for French Baroque chamber music. The lightness, the tenderness, the elegance, the etherealness, and, above all, the endearing poetry and enduring musicality of Couperin's works are as ingratiating today as they were 300 years ago. This is particularly true in this AliaVox recording by the international Le Concert des Nations led by bass violist Jordi Savall.
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}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 239 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 103 Mb
Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 344 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 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}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 631 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 262 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 47 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 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.