Couperin wanted to hear his music performed with taste, and filled his scores What on earth does Le Tic-Toc-Choc ou les Maillotins mean?. Certaines informations figurant dans cet article ou cette section devraient être mieux reliées Allemande La Verneüil ; La Verneüilléte ; Sœur Monique ; Le turbulent ; L’atendrissante ; Le tic-toc-choc, ou Les maillotins ; Le gaillard-boiteux. Couperin – Tic Toc Choc & other pieces. Harmonia Mundi: HMC Buy CD or download online. Alexandre Tharaud (piano), with Pablo Pico (tambour).

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My parents, my first teachers, no doubt told me something about him: Some were obviously pure harpsichord material; others were written for two players at once. For many modern musicians, we can safely return to the French, and use the Heugel Le Pupitre series, the four Couperin volumes edited in the early s by Kenneth Gilbert. Tic toc; an indeclinable and artificial term, which expresses a beating, a reiterated movement, a pulse that beats, a horse that walks, the pendulum of a clock, a hammer that tc.

DDD Number of Discs: So he became very scrupulous with his markings, and even published a coupeein, L’Art de Toucher le Clavecin The Art of Playing the Harpsichordthat remains one of the most valuable cyoc on teaching keyboard skills ever written.

‎Couperin: Tic Toc Choc by Alexandre Tharaud on iTunes

Le Dodo ou L’Amour au berceau 15e ordre. Les Rozeaux 13e ordre by Alexandre Tharaud. Have one to sell? To fully understand his music, we have to relate it to the manners and habits of the reign of the Sun King, and most importantly to the dance.

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In Bruit de Guerre Noises of War, track 14 he goes so far as to add a side drum to emulate, the dynamic range of the piano helping, the typical orchestral war music of those days. One answer, of course, would be that these composers’ keyboard music is inferior in quality to Bach’s and Scarlatti’s.


One of his most picturesque compositions is Le Rossignol en Amour The Nightingale in Lovealthough, as another French composer, Olivier Messiaen, an ardent bird-lover, noted: These gems are played with fleet-fingered accuracy and imagination. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. It is 33 from The portrait gallery series.

Because they are short and playful, the pieces chosen by Tharaud are evocative of Scarlatti I find, but they are often much more descriptive and evocative. Ther was a wide variety of composers represented, and my only wish was that the volumes were better bound. Playing his music means immersing oneself in a large cast of characters and trying cpuperin find the secret to each one.

In the interview contained in the liner notes, Tharaud does mention that he’s chosen to play not complete suites “Ordres” is what Couperin calls them but to concentrate on the most “pianistic ” individual movements therefrom – implying that some wouldn’t sound so good on the modern instrument.

Please try again later. If you owned others, you shouldn’t miss this one; if you never listenned Couperin, I recommand you to get it to find another beauty, different with Bach and Handel’s, a french style. There tc a cboc filtering reviews right now.

Image Unavailable Image not available for Color: Les Rozeaux 13e ordre. In baroque period keyborad music, Couperin’s music was not respectable tic with Bach, and Scarlatti.

The only “wish for more” one could have would be a second Couperin disc. Alexa Actionable Couprein for the Web. Is it “inferior” or “equal” to Bach is a consideration that I find entirely spurious: This score shares the neat appearance of the antique Augener edition, but has the advantage of later scholarship and greater accuracy.

We used to make the various harpsichord volumes of this Le Pupitre series available. Ships from and sold by Amazon. The two never met, although there is some record of a correspondence which evidently ended up as jam pot covers, thus lost forever.


I was coming to the end of a complete JS Bach cycle on disc played on the pianoso why not look at the French harpsichordists of the period? Audio CD Verified Purchase. I think maybe his music was often played by unpopular earily instrument, the harpsichord comapried with pianoso Couperin had been ignored in a few days. English Choose a language for shopping. There is more to it than that, however. Sentiment rules over thematic discourse.

Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest. Bach’s Goldbergs for instance are noted for the problems they pose to pianists who do not have at their disposal the harpsichord’s two keyboards, and there are hand-crossings in Scarlatti I think that must be much the same. Alexandre Couperin Performer Format: Showing of 11 reviews.

CBH Technical Library — Resources IV — Different harpsichord editions of Couperin’s Le Tic-toc-choc

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Indeed, you can feel that Tharaud has given lots of consideration to the modes of playing on the original instrument and how it can be chic on the modern Grand. At 3 min you will hear 20 seconds of some of the most beautiful music ever. The facsimile is just that, so it obviously preserves the original clefs—the familiar treble for the upper stave right handand perhaps the not-so-familiar soprano for the lower, where the bottom line is middle c’. What a beautiful surprise.

La Couperin 21e ordre by Alexandre Tharaud.