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Couperin's
'Apothéoses' -
heard by
ROBERT ANDERSON

'... a stylish account of the music ...'

François Couperin: Apothéoses - Ricercar Consort, Philippe Pierlot, François Morel. © 2011 Mirare

In these two works Couperin plays entertaining tricks with the French and Italian styles of composition current at the time. Bach did likewise, writing his Italian Concerto for keyboard and also six French Suites. But Bach supplemented these works with half a dozen English Suites as well, a timely reminder that Purcell too had juggled these traditions with wonderful success at a slightly earlier period...

Copyright © 20 March 2012 Robert Anderson,
London UK

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FRANCOIS COUPERIN: APOTHESOSES

FRANCOIS COUPERIN

FRANCE

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