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François Couperin: Élévations, conducted by Vincent Dumestre

28 min
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.

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Couperin's Leçons de Ténèbres of Couperin and Clérambault's Miserere at the Royal Chapel Of The Palace Of Versailles
Royal Chapel of the Palace of Versailles
Composer
François Couperin
All artists
  • Vincent DumestreConductor
  • Le Poème HarmoniqueVocal and instrumental ensemble