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Offline Mandryka

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Re: Louis Couperin
« Reply #60 on: September 19, 2018, 11:56:45 AM »


My initial impression is that this is a very well balanced and level headed recording, that’s to say  it strikes a good balance between lyricism and a more turbulent style. The LH interrupts the melody in the right, as it were, but not so much as to break the melody up, just enough to give the music some relief, to prevent flatness. I like it. And of course it sounds very good.
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Re: Louis Couperin
« Reply #61 on: September 20, 2018, 03:33:48 AM »


My initial impression is that this is a very well balanced and level headed recording, that’s to say  it strikes a good balance between lyricism and a more turbulent style. The LH interrupts the melody in the right, as it were, but not so much as to break the melody up, just enough to give the music some relief, to prevent flatness. I like it. And of course it sounds very good.

I have listened to some samples and I liked what I have heard and indeed a very refined recording.Still waiting however for vol.4 with Bob van Asperen.

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Re: Louis Couperin
« Reply #62 on: November 07, 2018, 10:44:54 PM »
<a href="https://youtube.com/v/NaV6Y40oB7E" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://youtube.com/v/NaV6Y40oB7E</a>

This is Blandine Verlet’s 1972 recording on a Hemsch, as far as I know it’s never been off LP. Eloquent, urgent, surprising, light, radical, dazzling. Above she communicates superbly her love for the music. 
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Re: Louis Couperin
« Reply #63 on: November 08, 2018, 12:45:12 AM »
<a href="https://youtube.com/v/NaV6Y40oB7E" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://youtube.com/v/NaV6Y40oB7E</a>

This is Blandine Verlet’s 1972 recording on a Hemsch, as far as I know it’s never been off LP. Eloquent, urgent, surprising, light, radical, dazzling. Above she communicates superbly her love for the music.

Brilliant playing, perhaps recorded a little too closely which may be due to the YouTube transfer. I have Zuzana Ruzickova's recording of these forever inventive pieces.

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« Reply #64 on: November 08, 2018, 01:22:22 AM »
<a href="https://youtube.com/v/NaV6Y40oB7E" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://youtube.com/v/NaV6Y40oB7E</a>

This is Blandine Verlet’s 1972 recording on a Hemsch, as far as I know it’s never been off LP. Eloquent, urgent, surprising, light, radical, dazzling. Above she communicates superbly her love for the music.
I wonder if these are the same ones streaming on Amazon. There's an edition there released 1990

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« Reply #65 on: November 08, 2018, 02:00:33 AM »
I wonder if these are the same ones streaming on Amazon. There's an edition there released 1990

No, they are different and IMO this one from 1972 is better
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Re: Louis Couperin
« Reply #66 on: November 08, 2018, 04:05:31 AM »
No, they are different and IMO this one from 1972 is better
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« Reply #67 on: November 08, 2018, 02:10:53 PM »
Brilliant playing, perhaps recorded a little too closely which may be due to the YouTube transfer. I have Zuzana Ruzickova's recording of these forever inventive pieces.

I didn’t know Ruzikova recorded Louis Couperin.
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« Reply #68 on: November 08, 2018, 02:44:18 PM »
I didn’t know Ruzikova recorded Louis Couperin.

I would become very surprised if she did.
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Re: Louis Couperin
« Reply #69 on: November 09, 2018, 12:22:06 AM »
Ruzickova probably did a Francois Couperin recital. This this maybe the only forum where Louis seems to be discussed more frequently than Francois le Grand, so the confusion is somewhat understandable.
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Re: Louis Couperin
« Reply #70 on: November 09, 2018, 04:39:57 AM »
Ruzickova probably did a Francois Couperin recital. This this maybe the only forum where Louis seems to be discussed more frequently than Francois le Grand, so the confusion is somewhat understandable.

Meaning François le grand no discourtesy, this sort of re-emphasis is one of many things I love about GMG.
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Re: Louis Couperin
« Reply #71 on: December 10, 2018, 12:15:50 AM »

Booth must have come up recently in this thread? This is an interesting recording. The instrument is recorded very up-close and dry with crisp sound. Unlike Sempe, Booth is not presenting a wild, passionate, Louis but a mournful one. I think Booth understands French music well. Next, I want to go back to Van Asperen's L. Couperin to listen more closely. I like Booth even though he's not my first choice.