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Canaries in D minor

Bauyn Manuscript; No 52 in the 1985 Moroney edition

The gigue and canaries (the latter dance a faster variant of the former) provide a complete contrast in speed and mood to the sarabande. With an overall greater use of imitation, Couperin’s canaries also retains the conventional recurrent rhythmic pattern that defines this dance type.

from notes by Adrian Powney © 2018

La gigue et les canaries (cette dernière danse est une variante plus rapide de la première) offrent un contraste complet par rapport à la sarabande tant en matière de vitesse qu’en termes d’atmosphère. Avec un usage général de l’imitation plus développé, les canaries de Couperin conservent aussi le schéma rythmique conventionnel récurrent qui définit ce type de danse.

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

Die Gigue und Canaries (die Letztere ist eine schnellere Variante der Ersteren) bilden sowohl durch Tempo als auch Stimmung einen völligen Gegensatz zu der Sarabande. In seinen Canaries bringt Couperin insgesamt mehr Imitation zum Einsatz und behält gleichzeitig das konventionelle, wiederkehrende rhythmische Muster bei, welches diesen Tanztypus definiert.

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 6

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 6
    Release date: April 2018
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