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Pierre Gallon and Matthieu Boutineau offer us an opportunity to rediscover Couperin's Concerts Royaux in a version for two harpsichords, a rare combination, yet one of which the composer to the Sun King was especially fond. Here is an interpretation at once brilliant and moving of these works full of tenderness, gaiety and invention, a veritable stylistic turning point between the twilight of the Grand Siècle and the dawn of the Enlightenment.
Pierre Gallon and Matthieu Boutineau offer us an opportunity to rediscover Couperin's Concerts Royaux in a version for two harpsichords, a rare combination, yet one of which the composer to the Sun King was especially fond. Here is an interpretation at once brilliant and moving of these works full of tenderness, gaiety and invention, a veritable stylistic turning point between the twilight of the Grand Siècle and the dawn of the Enlightenment.
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Couperin: Concerts Royaux
Artist: Pierre Gallon
Format: CD
New: Available $23.98
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Couperin: Concert Royal No. 1 in G: Allemande. Légèrement (Version for 2 Harpsichords)
2. Couperin: Concert Royal No. 1 in G: Sarabande. Mesuré (Version for 2 Harpsichords)
3. Couperin: Concert Royal No. 1 in G: Menuet en trio (Version for 2 Harpsichords)
4. Couperin: Concert Royal No. 1 in G: Gavotte (Version for 2 Harpsichords)
5. Couperin: Concert Royal No. 1 in G: Gigue. Légèrement (Version for 2 Harpsichords)
6. Couperin: Concert Royal No. 2 in D: Prélude. Gracieusement (Version for 2 Harpsichords and Theorbo)
7. Couperin: Concert Royal No. 2 in D: Allemande fuguée. Gaiement (Version for 2 Harpsichords)
8. Couperin: Concert Royal No. 2 in D: Air tendre (Version for 2 Harpsichords and Theorbo)
9. Couperin: Concert Royal No. 2 in D: Air contrefugué. Vivement (Version for 2 Harpsichords and Theorbo)
10. Couperin: Concert Royal No. 2 in D: Échos. Tendrement (Version for 2 Harpsichords)
11. Couperin: Concert Royal No. 3 in A: Prélude. Lentement (Version for 2 Harpsichords)
12. Couperin: Pièces de clavecin, Book 2, Ordre No. 9: Allemande for 2 Harpsichords
13. Couperin: Concert Royal No. 3 in A: Allemande. Légèrement (Version for 2 Harpsichords)
14. Couperin: Concert Royal No. 3 in A: Courante (Version for 2 Harpsichords)
15. Couperin: Concert Royal No. 3 in A: Sarabande grave (Version for 2 Harpsichords)
16. Couperin: Concert Royal No. 3 in A: Gavotte (Version for 2 Harpsichords)
17. Couperin: Concert Royal No. 3 in A: Musette. Naïvement (Version for 2 Harpsichords)
18. Couperin: Concert Royal No. 3 in A: Chaconne légère (Version for 2 Harpsichords)
19. Couperin: Concert Royal No. 4 in E: Prélude. Gravement (Version for 2 Harpsichords)
20. Couperin: Concert Royal No. 4 in E: Allemande. Légèrement (Version for 2 Harpsichords and Baroque Guitar)
21. Couperin: Concert Royal No. 4 in E: Courante française. Galamment (Version for 2 Harpsichords and Baroque Guitar)
22. Couperin: Concert Royal No. 4 in E: Courante à l'italienne. Gaiement (Version for 2 Harpsichords)
23. Couperin: Concert Royal No. 4 in E: Sarabande. Très tendrement (Version for 2 Harpsichords)
24. Couperin: Concert Royal No. 4 in E: Rigaudon. Légèrement et marqué (Version for 2 Harpsichords)
25. Couperin: Concert Royal No. 4 in E: Forlane en rondeau. Gaiement (Version for 2 Harpsichords and Baroque Guitar)

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Pierre Gallon and Matthieu Boutineau offer us an opportunity to rediscover Couperin's Concerts Royaux in a version for two harpsichords, a rare combination, yet one of which the composer to the Sun King was especially fond. Here is an interpretation at once brilliant and moving of these works full of tenderness, gaiety and invention, a veritable stylistic turning point between the twilight of the Grand Siècle and the dawn of the Enlightenment.
        
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