Couperin (MRN): Livre de Tablature de Clavescin

This magnificent anthology of late 17th-century French harpsichord music presents a complete autograph manuscript of Marc Roger Normand Couperin, a newly discovered member of the Couperin dynasty (he was François Couperin's cousin). He worked at the Court of Turin and was known as 'Coperino'. The manuscript contains 57 pieces, including many fine works composed or arranged by 'Coperino' himself, and beautiful works by Chambonnières, d'Anglebert, Le Bègue and Hardel, as well as the otherwise unknown La Pierre family.

All of this music is completely new to disc, as is the composer.

CDA67164  78 minutes 8 seconds
‘Fine playing and crystal-clear recording throughout’ (Gramophone)
‘Committed, highly intelligent and impeccably controlled performances which breathe the rarefied air of French Baroque style’ (BBC Music Magazine)
‘Very highly recommended’ (The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs)