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Re: Louis Couperin
« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2017, 04:48:18 AM »
Check out Klosiewicz's extraordinary Scarlatti!
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Re: Louis Couperin
« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2017, 04:56:20 AM »
Check out Klosiewicz's extraordinary Scarlatti!
I downloaded Nuti and am enjoying it presently. I'll look at the Scarlatti, but perhaps I should watch my budget. Hmm...Nuti is grand! The chaconne of Chambonnières F major!
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« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2017, 05:08:57 AM »
but perhaps I should watch my budget.

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Re: Louis Couperin
« Reply #23 on: September 23, 2017, 05:34:41 AM »
 
Un linceul n'a pas de poches.
:laugh: But I just found out I'm to be a dad.  :o Gotta save those pennies.

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Re: Louis Couperin
« Reply #24 on: September 23, 2017, 06:19:47 AM »
  :laugh: But I just found out I'm to be a dad.  :o Gotta save those pennies.



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Re: Louis Couperin
« Reply #25 on: September 23, 2017, 06:29:25 AM »
But I just found out I'm to be a dad. 

Great news! Congratulations!
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« Reply #26 on: September 23, 2017, 10:20:27 AM »
  :laugh: But I just found out I'm to be a dad.  :o Gotta save those pennies.
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Re: Louis Couperin
« Reply #27 on: September 23, 2017, 04:42:55 PM »



Thanks so much! I will be an "old dad."
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Re: Louis Couperin
« Reply #28 on: September 23, 2017, 04:43:16 PM »
Great news! Congratulations!
THank you my friend!

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« Reply #29 on: September 23, 2017, 04:43:45 PM »
Congratulations!
Very kind. Thank you.

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Re: Louis Couperin
« Reply #30 on: October 03, 2017, 06:58:11 AM »
I own/love the Egarr set.  Is that the only complete recording of these works?
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« Reply #31 on: October 03, 2017, 07:48:01 AM »
I own/love the Egarr set.  Is that the only complete recording of these works?

I don't know, I'd always assumed that Karen Flint is completer but I haven't checked. Neither have I checked against Asperen and Verlet and Moroney.

And anyway there's organ music to think about too,

Has anyone else tried Flint, I really can't get along with it.

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Re: Louis Couperin
« Reply #32 on: October 03, 2017, 03:44:36 PM »
I don't know, I'd always assumed that Karen Flint is completer but I haven't checked. Neither have I checked against Asperen and Verlet and Moroney.

And anyway there's organ music to think about too,

Has anyone else tried Flint, I really can't get along with it.
I thought Van Asperen had a complete one?

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« Reply #33 on: October 03, 2017, 08:03:25 PM »
I thought Van Asperen had a complete one?

What I don't know is how whether new music is been  found between Asperen and Flint.
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Re: Louis Couperin
« Reply #34 on: October 04, 2017, 04:17:37 AM »
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Re: Louis Couperin
« Reply #35 on: October 04, 2017, 08:28:42 AM »
Fascinating.  I'd not heard of Karen Flint or this recording.  Amazon shows it as complete:

https://www.amazon.com/Louis-Couperin-Complete-Works-Harpsichord/dp/B072845PPZ/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1507119381&sr=1-1&keywords=louis+couperin+complete+harpsichord

Has anyone heard it?

Yes but I do not like the way she plays the music, I think it is too lyrical.
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Re: Louis Couperin
« Reply #36 on: October 04, 2017, 06:42:04 PM »
This was complete rubbish, though it may well be a reflection of something about Hogwood's style.




Listening again to the complete LC from Egarr I'm struck by the enormous variety of music, and having it all arranged in little suites by key makes me think of WTC. You could maybe the talk about the complexity of the C major music, the tenderness of the D major music and so on. In some of the suites I'm reminded of D'Anglebert, in others Froberger. What I would really like is more information on dating, style and influences: I once read a comment of Davitt Maroney's which suggested that very little is known.

Anyway LC is a composer who I think is satisfying when approached by means of a complete set, and this one by Egarr is imaginative, improvisatory, light, resonant, bold. Richard Egarr can sometimes make the voices collide to produce music of great expressiveness and turbulence and complexity. And at other times he knows how to take you by the hand and lead you through a simple flowing river of melody. And Egarr really can make his quill plectra make soul music: the dynamics and colours and textures are astonishing.
Egarr takes such a different approach to Couperin than Froberger. Is it just his appreciation for the difference in style?

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Re: Louis Couperin
« Reply #37 on: October 04, 2017, 09:08:26 PM »
Egarr takes such a different approach to Couperin than Froberger. Is it just his appreciation for the difference in style?

The froberger is a much earlier recording, there's an early Louis Couperin recording here, I prefer the later style.

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Re: Louis Couperin
« Reply #38 on: October 04, 2017, 09:57:24 PM »
The froberger is a much earlier recording, there's an early Louis Couperin recording here, I prefer the later style.


I see. But I like his Froberger. It's a total outlier among recordings. The Couperin sounds much more like what other great harpsichordists do. And it's unmistakably French in style (the music and his approach). But with Froberger, he doesn't try for much drama. The Froberger is so specific.

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Re: Louis Couperin
« Reply #39 on: October 05, 2017, 06:38:47 AM »
Additionally: the Egarr set on Harmonia Mundi is very nicely recorded.
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