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François Couperin: Suites for Viola da gamba nos 1 & 2; Suite for Harpsichord no 27 / Mikko Perkola, viola da gamba; Aapo Hakkinen, harpsichord

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> Pieces de violes avec la basse chifree: Suite No. 1 in E minor - II. Allemande legere
> Pieces de violes avec la basse chifree: Suite No. 1 in E minor - III. Courante
> Pieces de violes avec la basse chifree: Suite No. 1 in E minor - IV. Sarabande grave
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> Pieces de violes avec la basse chifree: Suite No. 1 in E minor - VI. Gigue
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> Pieces de violes avec la basse chifree: Suite No. 2 in A major - II. Fuguete
> Pieces de violes avec la basse chifree: Suite No. 2 in A major - III. Pompe funebre
> Pieces de violes avec la basse chifree: Suite No. 2 in A major - IV. La Chemise blanche
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> Pieces de Clavecin, Book 4: 27th Ordre in B minor - Les pavots
> Pieces de Clavecin, Book 4: 27th Ordre in B minor - Les chinois
> Pieces de Clavecin, Book 4: 27th Ordre in B minor - Saillie

Album Summary

>Couperin, François : Suite 1, for viola da gamba & continuo (Pieces de viole)
>Couperin, François : Pièces de violes, Suite no 2 in A minor
>Couperin, François : 27e ordre for harpsichord (Pieces de clavecin, IV)
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Notes & Reviews:

François Couperin wrote some of France's greatest music in the classical style. The Suites for Viola da gamba and Harpsichordare late works, published in 1728, and are perfect examples of his richly expressive style which here draws upon Italian models as well as, perhaps, celebrating another genius of the French school, Marin Marais, who had died in the year the Suites were published. Intense and passionate, the suites offer lyricism and virtuosity, Italian bravura and French richness. The last of Couperin's harpsichord ordres (or suites) consists of four varied pieces, including Les Chinois, an early example of interest in China in Western music.

American Record Guide, May/June 2013
Gambist Perkola plays movingly. Perkola and harpsichordist Hakkinen have a special rapport. Hakkinen's ears cleave closely to every gesture of the viol. Sometimes he employs a swift strum-like chord for rhythmic incisiveness. In these selections, Hakkinen's poetic touch is in abundant evidence.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St. Catherine's Church, Karjaa, Finland (05/16/2011-05/18/2011).



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>François Couperin (1668 - 1733) : Suite 1, for viola da gamba & continuo (Pièces de viole)
  • Performers: Mikko Perkola (Bass Viola da gamba); Aapo Häkkinen (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: St. Catherine's Church, Karjaa, Finland (05/16/2011-05/18/2011)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1728

>François Couperin (1668 - 1733) : Pièces de violes, Suite no 2 in A minor
  • Performers: Aapo Häkkinen (Harpsichord); Mikko Perkola (Bass Viola da gamba)
  • Notes: St. Catherine's Church, Karjaa, Finland (05/16/2011-05/18/2011)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1728

>François Couperin (1668 - 1733) : 27e ordre for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, IV)
  • Performer: Aapo Häkkinen (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: St. Catherine's Church, Karjaa, Finland (05/16/2011-05/18/2011)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1730