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  Music

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
VA - Sacred Music: Cornerstone Works of Sacred Music from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century (2009) (30 CDs Box Set)

VA - Sacred Music: Cornerstone Works of Sacred Music from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks+.cue, log) | 01:10:58:18 min | Covers included | 8,56 Gb
Genre: Classical, Renaissance, Baroque, Spiritual / Label: Harmonia Mundi

This spectacular set features a quintessential selection of western sacred music that that will please one and all, from an inquisitive novice to a discerning connoisseur. It features a vast array of critically acclaimed recordings of more than seventy cornerstone works, ranging from the earliest Christian chants to gospel songs and Gershwin's blues. The performers include some of today's finest artists, including René Jacobs, Philippe Herreweghe, Paul Hillier and William Christie. Offered at a special low price, this limited edition set is packaged in a luxury clamshell style box containing 29 discs of music and one PDF disc with sung texts.
Le Poème Harmonique, Vincent Dumestre - Clérambault: Miserere - Couperin: Leçons de ténèbres (2014) [24/88]

Le Poème Harmonique, Vincent Dumestre - Clérambault: Miserere - Couperin: Leçons de ténèbres (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 64:53 minutes | 1.05 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

When one looks at the biographies of famous prima donnas, the suspicion sometimes arises that opera is not really an art form but a way of life. At any rate, for many of its protagonists, the theatrics, the scheming and the scandalmongering of the stage appear to flow seamlessly into real life. And the situation in the eighteenth century was no different from today.
Jan Willem Jansen - Couperin, Louis: Harpsichord & Organ Works (2018)

Jan Willem Jansen - Couperin, Louis: Harpsichord & Organ Works (2018)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 670 MB
Label: Warner Classics | Tracks: 54 | Time: 127:53 min

Like the Bach family, the Couperin were a musical dynasty. Louis - the uncle of François ‘le Grand’ had established himself as organist of St Gervais by the mid-1650s and entering royal service shortly after as ‘chamber musician’ on the treble viol. He went on to become one of the most original and individual keyboard composers in France. Despite a short carrier – he died early in 1661 at the age of just thirty-five - he left more than 120 harpsichord pieces and 70 works for organ – most of them discovered in the 60’s – which highlight his refined genius of colour and counterpoint.

Ricercar Consort - François Couperin: Apothéoses (2012)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Jan. 7, 2018
Ricercar Consort - François Couperin: Apothéoses (2012)

Ricercar Consort - François Couperin: Apothéoses (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 66:45 | 350 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Mirare | Catalog: MIR 150

Philippe Pierlot and his superb Ricercar Consort present tributes to both Corelli and Lully with the two Apothéoses by François Couperin, written in the memory of Arcangelo Corelli and Jean-Baptiste Lully respectively. Behind them is an aesthetic programme: they are a plea for the mixture of the Italian and the French style, the so-called goûts réunis.
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.

I Fiori Musicali - Couperin: Les concerts royaux (2018)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 10, 2018
I Fiori Musicali - Couperin: Les concerts royaux (2018)

I Fiori Musicali - Couperin: Les concerts royaux (2018)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:55:55 | 129 MB
Label: Urania Records

In the small discography of “Les Concerts Royaux”, most of them are recorded with the classical use of the harpsichord solo or, as the practise of the time suggests, with a violin, bassoon, viola and ! ute. What is rare and interesting in our version is the use of the soprano recorder and the voice ! ute in the third concert. " is is a choice that Maria Giovanna Fiorentino and the Ensemble I Fiori Musicali go through on the basis of the music taste of the Court of Luis XIV. " is CD is not intended for being “original”, but it is absolutely interesting from the point of view of the choice of intruments and the musical practise of the time.
Lucy Crowe, Elizabeth Watts, La Nuova Musica & David Bates - F. Couperin: Leçons de Ténèbres (2016) [24/96]

Lucy Crowe, Elizabeth Watts, La Nuova Musica & David Bates - F. Couperin: Leçons de Ténèbres (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 70:21 minutes | 1.22 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Music for Holy Week. François Couperin's 'Leçons de Ténèbres' (c. 1713-17), a setting of the Lamentations of Jeremiah, fused devotional expression with a dramatic performing style embodied here by sopranos Lucy Crowe and Elizabeth Watts. Two Trio Sonatas and a 'Stabat Mater' by Sébastien de Brossard round out this luminous programme.

Skip Sempé - François Couperin: Pièces de Clavecin (1990)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Sept. 11, 2017
Skip Sempé - François Couperin: Pièces de Clavecin (1990)

Skip Sempé - François Couperin: Pièces de Clavecin (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 456.84 Mb | 72:16 | Scans included
Classical clavecin | Country: USA | Label: BMG Classics, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi (77219-2-RC)

”The method that I present here is a kind of restitution to the public, having profited as much as possible from the compliments they have so kindly given me concerning my art. I have added my little discoveries to this and thus I will feel that I have done enough in discharging my duty to them. Perhaps a few people will say that I work against my own best interests in these disclosures of my studies, but I will renounce them forever, without any reservations at all, whenever it is a matter of usefulness to others.” (Francois Couperin, L’Art de Toucher le Clavecin)