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Chaconne in D minor

Bauyn Manuscript; No 55 in the 1985 Moroney edition

Traditionally, the passacaille and chaconne were considered to be similar in character. Both of the chaconnes featured here take the form of a large-scale rondeau where a short passage known as a grand couplet alternates with passages known as couplets, with each couplet displaying a repetition of motifs but in different keys.

from notes by Adrian Powney © 2018

Traditionnellement, on considérait que la passacaille et la chaconne avaient le même caractère. Les deux chaconnes enregistrées ici prennent la forme d’un rondeau de grande envergure où un court passage appelé «grand couplet» alterne avec des passages intitulés «couplets», chaque couplet comportant une répétition des motifs mais dans différentes tonalités.

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

Traditionsgemäß galten die Passacaille und Chaconne als wesensverwandt. Beide hier vorliegenden Chaconnes nehmen die Form eines großangelegten Rondeaus an, wo eine kurze Passage, ein sogenanntes grand couplet, mit Passagen alterniert, die als couplet bezeichnet werden. Dabei finden in jedem couplet Motivwiederholungen statt, jedoch in unterschiedlichen Tonarten.

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 7

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 7
    Release date: April 2018
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