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Couperin: Keyboard Music Vol 3 / Angela Hewitt

Album Summary

>Couperin, François : Les Lis naissans, for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, III, 13e ordre)
>Couperin, François : Les Rozeaux, for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, III, 13e ordre)
>Couperin, François : L'Engageante, for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, III, 13e ordre)
>Couperin, François : Les Folies françoises, ou Les Dominos, for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, III, 13e ordre)
>Couperin, François : L'Ame-en-peine, for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, III, 13e ordre)
>Couperin, François : Le Rossignol-en-amour et Double, for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, III, 14e ordre)
>Couperin, François : La Linote éfarouchée, for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, III, 14e ordre)
>Couperin, François : Les Fauvétes Plaintives, for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, III, 14e ordre)
>Couperin, François : Le Petit Rien, for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, III, 14e ordre)
>Couperin, François : Les Idées heureuses, for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, I, 2e ordre )
>Couperin, François : Le Dodo, ou L'Amour au berceau, for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, III, 15e ordre)
>Couperin, François : La Mèzengère, for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, II, 10e ordre)
>Couperin, François : La Muse-Plantine, for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, III, 19e ordre)
>Couperin, François : Le Réveil-matin, for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, I, 4e ordre)
>Couperin, François : La Favorite, chaconne for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, I, 3e ordre)
>Couperin, François : La Lutine, for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, I, 3e ordre)
>Couperin, François : La Distraite, for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, III, 16e ordre)
>Couperin, François : L'Himen-Amour, for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, III, 16e ordre)
>Couperin, François : La Ménetou, for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, II, 7e ordre)
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

With this third volume, Angela Hewitt concludes her personal survey of Couperins keyboard music and proves that, in the hands of someone as steeped in Baroque keyboard style as herself, music which was previously thought the exclusive domain of the harpsichordist can be successfully transferred to the modern piano. Her performances are a delight: charismatic, effervescent, uplifting in the fast movements, poignant, delicate and touching in the slow ones. - The Evening Standard

'Angela Hewitt works her magic on the most instrument-specific of the French grand siècle harpsichordists, not least by respecting rather than rejecting the harpsichord ... her fingering clarity matches the articulation of a harpsichord's plucked string. Above all, her impeccably even tone allows her to deck the melodic lines with Couperin's carefully-specified ornaments, without a hint of obtrusive accent' (BBC Music Magazine)

'played with this degree of sensitivity to articulation, textural balance and colour, it comes blazing off the printed page ... Hewitt is inimitable' (Classic FM Magazine)

'Hewitt's dynamic shading and careful ornamentation work together to produce the scintillating musical equivalent of light shining through crystals' (Toronto Star)

'First, the bad news. This third splendid selection of Couperin's keyboard music from Angela Hewitt is reported to be the last in the series. The good news, however, is that it is, if possible, even more delightful than its predecessors, illustrating the wit, charm, and above all the vivid descriptive power of his music' (The Daily Telegraph)

'Hewitt's feather-light agility, crystal-clear sense of independent line and suggestion of harmony without sluicing the sustain, makes for the perfect 'harpsichord experience' on the piano: the best of both worlds. There's grace and dance everywhere, and this delightfully pure music is perfect to accompany afternoon tea or for intense listening with a score' (HMV Choice)

'Angela Hewitt's third (and final) selection of François Couperin's keyboard music for Hyperion confirms her to be a poetic and sensitive guide to this enchanting French Baroque idiom ... Altogether, this is another absorbing, excellently recorded Couperin recital; Hyperion's three-disc set is an altogether compelling package' (Pianist)

'Angela Hewitt's final Couperin volume demonstrates once again her mastery in Baroque music. The Canadian pianist doesn't reject period style altogether, as her crisp, precise articulation and stylistically faithful ornamentation demonstrate. Add the singing melodic lines made possible by the modern piano, and Hewitt's graceful journey through these expressive, witty vignettes becomes absolutely breathtaking' (Time Out, New York)



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>Couperin, François : Les Lis naissans, for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, III, 13e ordre)
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London, England (09/08/2004-09/12/2004)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Couperin, François : Les Rozeaux, for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, III, 13e ordre)
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London, England (09/08/2004-09/12/2004)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1722

>Couperin, François : L'Engageante, for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, III, 13e ordre)
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London, England (09/08/2004-09/12/2004)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Couperin, François : Les Folies françoises, ou Les Dominos, for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, III, 13e ordre)
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London, England (09/08/2004-09/12/2004)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Couperin, François : L'Ame-en-peine, for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, III, 13e ordre)
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London, England (09/08/2004-09/12/2004)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Couperin, François : Le Rossignol-en-amour et Double, for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, III, 14e ordre)
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London, England (09/08/2004-09/12/2004)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1722

>Couperin, François : La Linote éfarouchée, for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, III, 14e ordre)
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London, England (09/08/2004-09/12/2004)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Couperin, François : Les Fauvétes Plaintives, for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, III, 14e ordre)
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London, England (09/08/2004-09/12/2004)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Couperin, François : Le Petit Rien, for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, III, 14e ordre)
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London, England (09/08/2004-09/12/2004)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Couperin, François : Les Idées heureuses, for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, I, 2e ordre )
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London, England (09/08/2004-09/12/2004)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Couperin, François : Le Dodo, ou L'Amour au berceau, for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, III, 15e ordre)
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London, England (09/08/2004-09/12/2004)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Couperin, François : La Mèzengère, for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, II, 10e ordre)
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London, England (09/08/2004-09/12/2004)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Couperin, François : La Muse-Plantine, for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, III, 19e ordre)
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London, England (09/08/2004-09/12/2004)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Couperin, François : Le Réveil-matin, for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, I, 4e ordre)
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London, England (09/08/2004-09/12/2004)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Couperin, François : La Favorite, chaconne for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, I, 3e ordre)
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London, England (09/08/2004-09/12/2004)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Couperin, François : La Lutine, for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, I, 3e ordre)
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London, England (09/08/2004-09/12/2004)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Couperin, François : La Distraite, for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, III, 16e ordre)
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London, England (09/08/2004-09/12/2004)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Couperin, François : L'Himen-Amour, for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, III, 16e ordre)
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London, England (09/08/2004-09/12/2004)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Couperin, François : La Ménetou, for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, II, 7e ordre)
  • Performer: Angela Hewitt (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London, England (09/08/2004-09/12/2004)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque