François Couperin: Élévations, conducted by Vincent Dumestre
Clarity in polyphony
This late-Renaissance piece for organ begins to show where the Baroque era began. The simplistic way in which the score is written reflects how the instruments of the time were somewhat more sluggish. In a testament to the fact he was one of the best-known organists of the day, Couperin’s meticulous scoring for the keyboard can be heard. Using a cluster of steps, turns and acciaccaturas, Couperin resolves the beautiful—though somewhat simplistic—cadences.
- Vincent DumestreConductor
- Le Poème HarmoniqueVocal and instrumental ensemble