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Composer of theWeek: Louis and FrancoisCouperin


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With Paul Guinery.
3: A Union of Styles. Italian music had a powerful influence on the works of Frangois Couperin , from his earliest trio sonatas published under an Italian pseudonym to his mature collection Les Gouts Reunis. Paul
Guinery introduces music exploiting this union of French and Italian styles, including the famous
Apotheosis of Corelli played by Christophe Rousset and William Christie (harpsichords), the sonata and suite La Francoise played by Musica Antiqua Koln , and a concert for two viols from Les Gouts Reunis with Wieland Kuijken and Kaori Uemura. Alongside them is Louis Couperin 's celebrated harpsichord Prelude imitating the style of Froberger, played by Davitt Moroney. Repeated from last Wednesday


Unknown: Paul Guinery.
Unknown: Frangois Couperin
Played By: Christophe Rousset
Played By: William Christie
Unknown: La Francoise
Played By: Musica Antiqua Koln
Unknown: Wieland Kuijken
Unknown: Kaori Uemura.
Unknown: Louis Couperin
Played By: Davitt Moroney.

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Composer of theWeek: Louis and FrancoisCouperin

BBC Radio 3, 1 April 1998 23.30

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