Couperin wanted to hear his music performed with taste, and filled his scores What on earth does Le Tic-Toc-Choc ou les Maillotins mean?. Certaines informations figurant dans cet article ou cette section devraient être mieux reliées Allemande La Verneüil ; La Verneüilléte ; Sœur Monique ; Le turbulent ; L’atendrissante ; Le tic-toc-choc, ou Les maillotins ; Le gaillard-boiteux. Couperin – Tic Toc Choc & other pieces. Harmonia Mundi: HMC Buy CD or download online. Alexandre Tharaud (piano), with Pablo Pico (tambour).

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Fingerings are kindly provided in tpc usual manner as though we are not capable or intelligent enough practices to decide our own, and there is the usual expressive goop that pianists seem to have trouble living without.

This disc made me want to hear much more of Couperin. The composer kindly refers us to the preface of his third volume of harpsichord pieces for instructions on how to play the piece. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Another thing that immediately strikes us when we open a volume of Couperin’s harpsichord pieces is the fanciful use of titles, many of which seem completely baffling.

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What a beautiful surprise. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Les Rozeaux 13e ordre by Alexandre Tharaud. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. At the start, I thought I would be lucky to find enough material for one disc, but I gradually fell in love with the music. Additional taxes may apply.

Those who have a Harpsichord with only one Manual, or a spinet, will play the upper part as written, and the Bass an octave lower; when the Bass cannot be taken an octave lower, then the upper part will have to be moved up an octave. Couperin’s music is tinged with melancholy – perhaps due to his declining health, which seems to have bothered him for the last 20 years of his life, or perhaps brought on by the disappearance of his son, who disowned his parents we do not know why.


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The only “wish for couperij one could have would be a second Couperin disc. As a dancer myself throughout my childhood, I am drawn to any music that is dance-like.

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Tharaud is very good and has a warm touch. Couperin is a composer whose work pianists and music-lovers should know and understand, not just for its importance in the history of keyboard music, but for sheer pleasure and delight. Couperin’s keyborad music had big influence on Bach, Chopin and Ravel, so that it isn’t starange to find Tharaud’s attempt to show full pictures of keyborad music history by his released CDs, ex Ravel, Bach and Chopin. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

Bach’s Goldbergs for instance are noted for the problems they pose to pianists who do not have at their disposal the harpsichord’s two keyboards, and there are hand-crossings in Scarlatti I think that must be much the same. Still I find the idea very dubious. Something we hope you’ll especially enjoy: Robert Casadesus also did a little Rameau in Robert Casadesus: Set up a giveaway.

I recommand this because if we thought Horowite dig out Scarlatti’s value ttic piano, Tharaud also did it for Couperin, even it’s originally played by harpsichord. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. We used to make the various harpsichord volumes of this Le Pupitre series available. A wholly successful recital, yielding over an hour of pure enchantment. Because they are short and playful, the pieces chosen by Tharaud are evocative of Scarlatti I find, but they are often much more descriptive and evocative.


The experience should enable us to be wary of whatever we read on the page…. In baroque period keyborad music, Couperin’s music was not respectable comparied with Bach, and Scarlatti. For many modern musicians, we can safely return to the French, and use the Heugel Le Pupitre series, the four Couperin volumes edited in the early s by Kenneth Gilbert.

Tic Toc Choc “Please retry”. His reasoning was logical: Hearing Couperin on the piano is an exhilarating revelation. Informative liner notes, fine cover art and inside photos close ups of Tharaud’s hands in strange positions, likening them to some modern chof.

Couperin often found that it did not, and became irritated by poor performances of his music. Harpsichords Australia Home Page.

Tic toc; an indeclinable and artificial term, which expresses a beating, a reiterated movement, a pulse that beats, a horse that walks, the pendulum of a clock, a hammer that knocks. This scan was made from the facsimile edition published by Anne Fuzeau Productionsand as it is ric direct tix rendition, it obviously reproduces the elegant engraving of the original edition which was supervized by Couperin himself.

Others, such as Les Moissonneurs The Reapers hark back to his rustic origins. I think maybe his music was often played by unpopular earily instrument, the harpsichord comapried with pianoso Couperin had been ignored in a few days.