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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This scan was made from the facsimile edition published by Anne Fuzeau Productionsand as it is a direct photographic rendition, it obviously reproduces the elegant engraving of the original edition which was supervized by Tif himself.

Superb piano performance of these beautiful gems by Couperin. Set up a giveaway. Not that I reject the harpsichord, and I even genuinely enjoy Scarlatti’s dazzling virtuosity on the instrument, but I hear so much more in the piano! 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.

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The popular Musette de Taverni gains from overdubbing, and the addition of the tambour to Bruit de Guerre is a delightful touch. Edited by Brahms and Chrysander, this scan was made from the Augener edition, first published aboutand frequently reprinted. And if I thought the music sounded better in a transcription for kazoo ensemble, I’d be all for it.

In the interview contained in the liner notes, Tharaud does mention that he’s chosen to play not complete suites “Ordres” is what Couperin calls them but to concentrate on the most “pianistic ” individual movements therefrom – implying that some wouldn’t sound so good on the modern instrument.


Playing his music means immersing oneself in a large cast chco characters and trying to find the secret to each one.

A succession of Couperins held the post of organist at the church of Saint-Gervais in Paris for years It is 33 from The portrait gallery series. Alexandre Tharaud plays Rameau.

One person found this helpful. Buy the selected items fouperin This item: I do not buy that at all. We invite you to learn more about Fulfillment by Amazon. All of the Couperin pieces are lovely and some are also, like Duphly’s enchanting and very pleasurable listening. After all, people play Handel and Scarlatti on the piano, but rarely Couperin and Rameau.

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.

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A wholly successful recital, yielding over an hour of pure enchantment. Complete your purchase to save the MP3 version to your music library.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. So maybe it is only a question of pump priming. Very entertaining and rich selection of warm baroque pieces, highly recommended. So what score can you reliably play from?

Le Dodo ou L’Amour au berceau 15e ordre. The only “wish for more” one could have would be a second Couperin disc. Les Rozeaux 13e ordre by Alexandre Tharaud. While Bach and Scarlatti have always been accepted territory for pianists, I wonder why this hasn’t been the case with Haendel, Rameau and Couperin.

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Les Tours de passe-passe 22e ordre. Tic Toc Choc “Please retry”. MP3 Music Verified Purchase. I now perform it often, and plan to record three discs, including eight complete Ordres. L’Atalante 12e ordre by Alexandre Tharaud. The experience should enable us to be wary of whatever we read on the page….


Whatever the reasons, Tharaud demonstrates with a vengeance, five years after his superb Rameau recording Alexandre Tharaud plays Rameauthat the generations of pianists who have passed on Couperin are fools, and have deprived themselves and the music lovers of hours of unalloyed pleasure. In Bruit de Guerre Noises of War, track 14 he goes so far as to add a side drum to emulate, the dynamic range of the piano helping, the typical orchestral war music of those days.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Les Calotines 19e ordre by Alexandre Tharaud.

There is an acknowledgement on the back cover page of the liner notes in which Tharaud thanks “all my friends harpsichordists for our valuable exchanges”. Is it then that the specific way these composers have written for the harpsichord doesn’t lend itself as well as Bach or Scarlatti to the single manual piano?

Instead, we must cross the Channel. I find it fascinating how this music obviously influenced Bach, who admired Couperin enough to copy one of his pieces Les Bergeries into a notebook for his wife, Anna Magdalena. It is also full of wit, charm and humour, and these very French characteristics make it immediately appealing.