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Le musicien des rois Couperin: Scott Rossin a master class filmed and distributed by Harmonia Mundilikens the piece to a train.

The work is in rondeau form, employing a variant of the traditional romanesca in the bass in quadruple time rather than the usual triple time. The effect is shimmering, kaleidoscopic and seductive, a sonic mysterieusees l’oeil that seem to have presaged images of fractal mathematics, centuries before they existed.

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Couperin – Les Baricades Mistérieuses sheet music for Piano

In that sense, the mysterious barricades are perhaps those which cause the “train” to slow down and sometimes stop This page was last edited on 30 Decemberat Moreover, it seems to form a set with the following piece, Les Bergeries. The piece has been used as a source of inspiration by mysteriieuses others across different artistic fields including music, visual arts and literature. This clearly cannot piiano been the precise image Couperin was trying to convey, but it is easy to hear in Les Barricades the image of a heavy but fast-moving object that picks up momentum.


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There has been much speculation on the meaning of the phrase “mysterious barricades” with no direct evidence available to back up any theory. The musician of kings. This section needs expansion.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The piece was voted at 76 in the Australian Classic music of France countdown.

Some have simply used the title while others have created new works inspired by the original. This latter piece, though more melodic than Les Barricadesset in a higher register and more bucolic in feeling, is also an exercise in using a repetitive motif in this case a left hand ostinato evocative of the musette to mysterieusez sound without seeming mechanical or repetitive. A guide to the harpsichord 1 ed.