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Couperin – Les Baricades Mistérieuses sheet music for Piano –

This clearly cannot have been the precise image Couperin was trying to convey, but it is easy to hear in Les Barricades the image of a heavy but fast-moving object that picks up momentum. This page was last edited cpuperin 30 Decemberat While the title reflects the musical structure, there may be more at play. Moreover, it seems to form a set with the following piece, Les Bergeries.

Some have simply used the title while others have created new works inspired by the original. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. BC,Library of Congress r Permalink http: This latter piece, though more melodic than Les Barricadesset in a higher register and more bucolic in feeling, is also an exercise in using a repetitive motif in this case a left hand ostinato evocative of the musette to build sound without seeming mechanical or repetitive.


A guide to the harpsichord 1 ed. The work is in rondeau form, employing a variant of the traditional romanesca in the bass in quadruple time rather than the usual triple time. You can help by adding to it. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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All four possible spelling combinations have since been used with “double r” and a “y” being the most common. In that sense, the mysterious barricades are perhaps those which cause the “train” to slow down and sometimes stop Scott Rossin a master class filmed and distributed by Harmonia Mundilikens the piece to a train.

Couperin – Les Baricades Mistérieuses sheet music for Piano

The piece has been used as a source of inspiration by many others across different artistic fields including music, visual arts and literature. There has been much speculation on the meaning of the phrase “mysterious barricades” with no direct evidence available to back up any jysterieuses. Retrieved from ” https: The piece was voted at 76 in the Australian Classic music of France countdown.

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The musician of kings. Retrieved 10 October The effect is shimmering, kaleidoscopic and seductive, a sonic trompe l’oeil that seem to have presaged images of fractal mathematics, centuries before they existed.