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Courante in D minor

Bauyn Manuscript; No 43 in the 1985 Moroney edition

The continuous shifting of accent between three groups of two and two groups of three beats pervades all three courantes on this recording, whilst irregular phrase lengths create a sense of restlessness as the etymology of the title (French for ‘running’) implies.

from notes by Adrian Powney © 2018

Les trois courantes sont marquées par le déplacement continu de l’accentuation entre trois groupes de deux et deux groupes de trois temps, alors que les longueurs de phrase irrégulières créent une impression d’agitation comme l’implique l’étymologie du titre.

extrait des notes rédigées par Adrian Powney © 2018
Français: Marie-Stella Pâris

Die fortwährenden Akzentwechsel zwischen drei Gruppen von zwei und zwei Gruppen von drei Schlägen ziehen sich durch alle drei Courantes, während die unregelmäßigen Phrasenlängen entsprechend der Wortherkunft des Titels (Französisch für „laufend“) für eine gewisse Ruhelosigkeit sorgen.

aus dem Begleittext von Adrian Powney © 2018
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel


Couperin (L): Dances from the Bauyn Manuscript
Studio Master: CDA68224Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Track-specific metadata for CDA68224 track 3

Recording date
16 March 2017
Recording venue
Concert Hall, Wyastone Estate, Monmouth, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Simon Eadon
Hyperion usage
  1. Couperin (L): Dances from the Bauyn Manuscript (CDA68224)
    Disc 1 Track 3
    Release date: April 2018
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