Couperin: Préludes non mesurés

SKU: EB8705

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  • Editor: Glen Wilson
  • Instrumentation: Harpsichord
  • ISMN: 9790004181430
  • Size: 9.1 x 12.0 inches
  • Pages: 48

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The Préludes non mesurés formerly attributed to Louis Couperin, and now attributed by the present editor in large part to his brother Charles, the father of François "le Grand", are some of the finest keyboard works of the 17th century. Thin in E Major problem confronting an editor here is the fact that the autographs have been lost. Copyists of the Couperins' day and the editors who based themselves on their copies were unable to reproduce these pieces in a musically consistent and satisfying way. The metrically free, non mesur é notation and the imprecise length of the held notes (" tenues ") present problems that are difficult to solve.

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