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François 'Le Grand' Couperin (1668-1733)

Keyboard Music, Vol. 2

Angela Hewitt (piano)
Super-Audio CD — Deleted
Recording details: July 2003
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Ludger Böckenhoff
Engineered by Ludger Böckenhoff
Release date: March 2004
Total duration: 72 minutes 53 seconds

Cover artwork: Declaration of Love (detail) (1731) by Jean-François De Troy (1679-1752)
Schloss Charlottenberg, Berlin / Bridgeman Art Library, London
 
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25e. Ordre, No 1: La visionaire  [3'47]
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25e. Ordre, No 2: La misterieuse  [4'52]
3
25e. Ordre, No 3: La Monflambert  [1'51]
4
25e. Ordre, No 4: La muse victorieuse  [2'30]
5
25e. Ordre, No 5: Les ombres errantes  [4'03]
6
21e. Ordre, No 1: La reine des cœurs  [3'22]
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21e. Ordre, No 2: La bondissante  [1'45]
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21e. Ordre, No 3: La Couperin  [4'09]
9
21e. Ordre, No 4: La harpée  [2'47]
10
21e. Ordre, No 5: La petite pince-sans-rire  [1'48]
11
24e. Ordre, No 3: Les dars-homicides  [2'38]
12
24e. Ordre, No 8: L'amphibie  [7'03]
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26e. Ordre, No 1: La convalescente  [4'38]
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26e. Ordre, No 2: Gavote  [1'59]
15
26e. Ordre, No 3: La Sophie  [4'09]
16
26e. Ordre, No 4: L'epineuse  [4'17]
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26e. Ordre, No 5: La pantomime  [3'49]
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27e. Ordre, No 1: L'exquise  [3'46]
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27e. Ordre, No 2: Les pavots  [4'19]
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27e. Ordre, No 3: Les Chinois  [2'47]
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27e. Ordre, No 4: Saillie  [2'34]

Angela Hewitt’s hugely successful first volume of François Couperin’s Pièces de Clavecin presented works from Books II and III of the cycle. Here we have a further twenty-one pieces, this time from Book IV.

Critical acclaim for the first volume (Hyperion CDA67440) surely makes this new disc a self-recommending classic.