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Online Mandryka

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Re: François Couperin "Le Grand"
« Reply #40 on: April 01, 2021, 12:34:16 AM »
Complete sets of F. Couperin harpsichord works

Gerlin, Ruggero c.1955 L'Oiseau Lyre
Gilbert, Kenneth 1971 Harmonia Mundi
Boulay, Laurence 1974-1977 Erato
Verlet, Blandine 1976-1980 Astrée
Ross, Scott 1977-1978 Stil
Spieth, Noelle 1990-2003 Solstice
Baumont, Olivier 1991-1994 Erato
Rousset, Christophe 1992-1994 Harmonia Mundi
Klosiewicz, Wladyslaw 1993-1996 Polskie Radio/Dux
Borgstede, Michael 2004-2005 Brilliant
Kroll, Mark 2015-? Centaur (in progress)
Cerasi, Carole 2016-2017 Metronome
Cuiller, Bertrand 2018-? Harmonia Mundi (in progress)

Are any complete sets or sets in progress missing from this list? I've been doing some discographical research out of curiosity. I thought I was at least aware of all the complete sets out there, but I was wrong - today was the first time I learned about the Wladyslaw Klosiewicz recordings. I had also forgotten about Gerlin, though I have seen volumes of his set in used record stores. Not sure when they were recorded - the 1955 date comes from a positive review by Harold Schonberg in the New York Times.

Davitt Moroney on Plectra was planned to be complete when it started, I’m not sure how it’s going.
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Offline Hans Holbein

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Re: François Couperin "Le Grand"
« Reply #41 on: April 01, 2021, 10:51:02 AM »
Thank you. I forgot about Moroney. He completed his cycle in 2018 - four sets of three CDs each.

Mark Kroll's cycle may be as complete as it will get. He hasn't done "L'art de toucher le clavecin" but all of books 1-4 have been released. And his CD covers say "Complete Pièces de Clavecin", not complete harpsichord works.

A revised list:

Gerlin, Ruggero c.1955 L'Oiseau Lyre
Gilbert, Kenneth 1971 Harmonia Mundi
Boulay, Laurence 1974-1977 Erato
Verlet, Blandine 1976-1980 Astrée
Ross, Scott 1977-1978 Stil
Spieth, Noelle 1990-2003 Solstice
Baumont, Olivier 1991-1994 Erato
Rousset, Christophe 1992-1994 Harmonia Mundi
Klosiewicz, Wladyslaw 1993-1996 Polskie Radio/Dux
Borgstede, Michael 2004-2005 Brilliant
Moroney, Davitt 2012-2018 Plectra
Kroll, Mark 2015-2021? Centaur (in progress? Only "L'art de toucher le clavecin" is missing)
Cerasi, Carole 2016-2017 Metronome
Cuiller, Bertrand 2018-? Harmonia Mundi (in progress)