Couperin, Rebel

Florilegium

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

 

The two composers presented on this recording both came from families of musicians active at the Court of Versailles. François Couperin entered the service of the King as organist of the Chapelle du Roi in 1693. He progressed rapidly and within a year he was ap- pointed harpsichord teacher to the Duke of Burgundy and most of the royal children. In 1696 Louis xiv ennobled him and a few years later he was made a Chevalier of the Lateran order. In the early part of the 18th century he composed a considerable amount of church music for Versailles. At this time he also regularly composed chamber music for the Concerts du Di- manche series at Court and by 1717 he had officially succeeded d’Anglebert the younger as the Ordinaire de la Musique. He had been exerting his influence and control of this position for some time before 1717 and had already succeeded in having a number of outstanding musici- ans in his charge, including the viola da gamba player Forqueray and the violinist Rebel. By 1710 Couperin’s contemporaries were already referring to him as Le Grand and many of his disciples had already dedicated compositions to him. In 1713 he took out a privilège du Roi in order to publish his works, printing his first book of harpsichord pieces, which had been written over the previous fifteen or so years. In 1716 he published his theoretical treatise L’Art de toucher de la Claveçin and his second book of harpsichord pieces then followed in 1717. After the death of Louis xiv (1715) he published some of his instrumental works under the title Les Goûts Réünis and the success of these encouraged him to publish some of his earlier sonatas originally from around 1692 and in the Italian style. To these sonatas he added a set of dances or suites in the French manner and titled the whole collection Les Nations, which appeared in 1726. 

Tracklist

1.
Couperin, Rebel - Les Nations Premiere Ordre_La Francoise - Sonate -
07:07
2.
Couperin, Rebel - Les Nations Premiere Ordre_La Francoise - Suite -
03:41
3.
Couperin, Rebel - Les Nations Premiere Ordre_La Francoise - Courante -
01:34
4.
Couperin, Rebel - Les Nations Premiere Ordre_La Francoise - Seconde courante -
02:12
5.
Couperin, Rebel - Les Nations Premiere Ordre_La Francoise - Sarabande -
02:17
6.
Couperin, Rebel - Les Nations Premiere Ordre_La Francoise - Gigue -
01:14
7.
Couperin, Rebel - Les Nations Premiere Ordre_La Francoise - Chacone ou Passacaille -
02:52
8.
Couperin, Rebel - Les Nations Premiere Ordre_La Francoise - Gavotte -
00:58
9.
Couperin, Rebel - Les Nations Premiere Ordre_La Francoise - Menuet -
01:05
10.
Couperin, Rebel - Les Nations Deuxieme Ordre_ L'Espagnole - Sonate -
08:44
11.
Couperin, Rebel - Les Nations Deuxieme Ordre_ L'Espagnole - Suite -
02:49
12.
Couperin, Rebel - Les Nations Deuxieme Ordre_ L'Espagnole - Courante -
03:24
13.
Couperin, Rebel - Les Nations Deuxieme Ordre_ L'Espagnole - Seconde Courante -
01:44
14.
Couperin, Rebel - Les Nations Deuxieme Ordre_ L'Espagnole - Sarabande -
02:45
15.
Couperin, Rebel - Les Nations Deuxieme Ordre_ L'Espagnole - Gigue Louree -
02:21
16.
Couperin, Rebel - Les Nations Deuxieme Ordre_ L'Espagnole - Gavotte -
01:01
17.
Couperin, Rebel - Les Nations Deuxieme Ordre_ L'Espagnole - Rondeau -
02:37
18.
Couperin, Rebel - Les Nations Deuxieme Ordre_ L'Espagnole - Bouree -
00:50
19.
Couperin, Rebel - Les Nations Deuxieme Ordre_ L'Espagnole - Double de la Bouree prededente -
01:38
20.
Couperin, Rebel - Les Nations Deuxieme Ordre_ L'Espagnole - Passacaille -
04:43
21.
Couperin, Rebel - Les Caracteres de la danse -
09:13

Total time: 01:04:49

Additional information

Artists

Mastering Engineer

Jared Sacks

Genres

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Label

Qualities

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Channels

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Original Recording Format

Cables

van den Hul

Digital Converters

Grimm DSD AD converter

Composers

,

Microphones

Bruel & Kjaer, Schoeps

Mastering Equipment

B+W 803 diamond series

Mixing Board

Rens Heijnis custom desgin

Producer

Jared Sacks, Ashley Solomon

Recording Engineer

Jared Sacks

Recording location

London England

Recording Software

Pyramix

Speakers

Audio Lab Holland

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

SKU

33213

Release Date January 1, 1970
SKU 33213

Press reviews

The Observer

(…) Stylish playing from the Florilegium chamber ensemble, with two particularly well-balanced flutes. (…)

Opus Klassiek

(…) over de geïnspireerde soli en het dito samenspel is op deze site al herhaalde malen de loftrompet gestoken. Er wordt puntig gemusiceerd, de ritmiek krijgt (gelukkig!) extra aandacht, de frases staat als een huis en de balans tussen de instrumenten is ideaal. In zowel Couperins Les Nations (de componist trof in de beide eerste ‘Ordres’ de Franse en Spaanse folklore met ware meesterhand) als Rebels Les caractères de danse worden de beeldschone miniaturen als het ware in het hart geraakt en heeft Jared Sacks er weer een prachtige opname van gemaakt.

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