Couperin Lecons

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.
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 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.
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.
Christophe Rousset - Couperin: Ariane consolée par Bacchus, Apothéoses de Lully & de Corelli (2016) [24/96]

Christophe Rousset - Couperin: Ariane consolée par Bacchus, Apothéoses de Lully & de Corelli (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 60:56 minutes | 1.11 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques and Stéphane Degout - F. Couperin: Ariane consolée par Bacchus, Apothéoses de Lully & de Corelli: The genius of François Couperin (1668-1733) whispers precious secrets in Christophe Rousset's ear, which he reveals to us in this new recording. Here, the cantata Ariane consolée par Bacchusis unveiled in preview, served by a dream cast.
Les Siècles & François-Xavier Roth - Ravel: Ma Mère l'Oye, Le tombeau de Couperin (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Les Siècles & François-Xavier Roth - Ravel: Ma Mère l'Oye, Le tombeau de Couperin & Shéhérazade, ouverture de féerie (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 56:14 minutes | 493 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

In this recording, it’s interesting to compare the two works for so-called ‘small orchestra’, Le Tombeau de Couperin and Ma mère l’Oye. For, when discussing Ravel’s orchestral music, one thinks more readily of the large symphony orchestra in all its luxuriance, of the teeming array of percussion, which often requires a timpanist and seven percussionists.

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.