Couperin: Apothéoses

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All Music Guide - James Leonard
This disc is not for the casual classical music lover: the subtle art of François Couperin lacks the more obvious appeal of, say, the art of Richard Wagner. This disc is not even for the casual Baroque music lover: the refined art of Couperin's "Le Parnasse, ou l'Apothéose de Corelli" lacks the more immediate appeal of, say, Antonio Vivaldi's "Four Seasons." This disc is not even for the casual Couperin music lover: the narration in French of the descriptive titles of "Le Parnasse" lacks the instant intelligibility of, say, English. But for listeners who know and love the subtle and refined art of Couperin, who know and love his deeply affectionate and profoundly ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Leonard
This disc is not for the casual classical music lover: the subtle art of François Couperin lacks the more obvious appeal of, say, the art of Richard Wagner. This disc is not even for the casual Baroque music lover: the refined art of Couperin's "Le Parnasse, ou l'Apothéose de Corelli" lacks the more immediate appeal of, say, Antonio Vivaldi's "Four Seasons." This disc is not even for the casual Couperin music lover: the narration in French of the descriptive titles of "Le Parnasse" lacks the instant intelligibility of, say, English. But for listeners who know and love the subtle and refined art of Couperin, who know and love his deeply affectionate and profoundly virtuosic music, and who either understand French or are willing to open their program book, this 2001 recording by Charles Medlam's London Baroque will be a wonderful thing. The musicians perform with a richly polished tone, a warmly sensitive understanding, and a brilliantly virtuosic technique, illuminating every facet of Couperin's art. BIS' sound is so real that you can smell the rosin on the bows.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/30/2003
  • Label: Bis
  • EAN: 7318590012758
  • Catalog Number: 1275
  • Sales rank: 275,546

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–7 Le Parnasse, ou L'Apothéose de Corelli, trio sonata for 2 violins & continuo (Les Goûts réunis) - François Couperin & London Baroque (14:03)
    Composed byFrançois Couperin
    1. 1 Corelli au piéd du Parnasse prie les Muses de le Recevoir parmi elles
    2. 2 Corelli charmé de la bonne réception qu'on lui fait au Parnasse, en marque Sa joye. Il continuë
    3. 3 Corelli buvant à la Source D'hypocrêne. Sa Troupe Continuë
    4. 4 Enthouziasme de Corelli Causé par les eaux D'hypocrêne
    5. 5 Corelli aprés son enthouziasme S'endort; et sa Troupe jouë le Sommeil suivant
    6. 6 Les Muses reveillent Corelli, Et le placent auprês d'Apollon
    7. 7 Remerciment de Corelli
  2. 8–22 L'Apothéose de Lully, for 2 treble instruments & continuo - François Couperin & London Baroque (31:52)
    Composed byFrançois Couperin
    1. 8 Lulli aux Champs Elisés: Concertant avec les Ombres liriques
    2. 9 Air pour les mêmes
    3. 10 Vol de Mercure aux Champs Elisés, pour avertir qu'Apollon y va descendre
    4. 11 Descente d'Apollon: qui vient offrir son violon à Lulli; et sa place au Parnasse
    5. 12 Rumeur Souteraine: Causée par les Auteurs Contemporains de Lulli
    6. 13 Plaintes des Mêmes pour des Flûtes ou pour des Violons tres adoucis
    7. 14 Enlévement de Lulli au Parnasse
    8. 15 Accüeil entre-Doux, et Agard, fait à Lulli par Corelli et par les Muses italiénes
    9. 16 Remerciment de Lulli: à Apollon
    10. 17Apollon, persuade Lulli, et Corelli. 10. Essai en forme d'Ouverture
    11. 18Apollon, persuade Lulli, et Corelli. 11. Lulli, joüant le sujet; et Corelli l'acompagnant. Corelli,
    12. 19La Paix du Parnasse. Sonade en Trio. 12. Gravement
    13. 20La Paix du Parnasse. Sonade en Trio. 13. Saillie (Vivement)
    14. 21La Paix du Parnasse. Sonade en Trio. 14. Rondement
    15. 22La Paix du Parnasse. Sonade en Trio. 15. Vivement
  3. 23 La Sultane, sonata for 3 treble instruments & continuo - François Couperin & London Baroque (9:43)
    Composed byFrançois Couperin
  4. 24 La Steinquerque, sonata for 2 treble instruments & continuo - François Couperin & London Baroque (9:49)
    Composed byFrançois Couperin
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
London Baroque Primary Artist
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