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Some have simply used the title while others have created new works inspired by the original. The piece was voted at 76 in the Australian Classic music of France countdown.

Couperin – Les Baricades Mistérieuses sheet music for Piano –

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Le musicien des rois Couperin: This section needs expansion.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. All four possible spelling combinations have since been used with “double r” and a “y” being the most common. Retrieved 10 October 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.


Couperin – Les Baricades Mistérieuses sheet music for Piano

BC,Library of Congress r Permalink http: Scott Rossin a master class filmed and barricades by Harmonia Mundilikens the piece to a train. 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.

A guide to the harpsichord 1 ed. 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.

pino In that sense, the mysterious barricades are perhaps those which cause the “train” to slow down and sometimes stop The musician of kings. 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. While the title reflects the musical structure, there may be more at play.


Views Read Edit View history. This page was last edited on 30 Decemberat Retrieved from ” https: Moreover, it seems to form a set with the following piece, Les Bergeries. There has been much speculation on the meaning of the phrase “mysterious barricades” with no direct evidence available to back up any theory.

You can help by adding to it. The piece has been used as a source of inspiration by many others across different artistic fields including music, visual arts and literature.