Francois Couperin popped into my mind the other day. I thought:
‘Wasn’t he an important Baroque composer?… Then how come I only have one piece by him in my library?”
So I went surfing in my paid download sites. I found that Bach loved his 4 volumes of harpsichord music – Richard Strauss and Ravel admired his music and Brahms piano music was inspired by him.
Since I don’t like the harpsichord or vocal (and that’s mostly what he composed) – I was looking for other stuff. I found these pieces adapted for the piano (originally for harpsichord) AND some killer cello!
The piano artist on these pieces, Alexandre Tharaud, says about the first piece below: ” I have a particularly soft spot for Duphly’s La Pothoïn, which for me is one of the loveliest pieces ever composed for keyboard.”
More ‘piano adapted’ pieces from the Tic Toc Choc series. I like these two from the series: La Visionnaire and Les Jumeles
And then some ‘killer cello’ I love this first one
Pieces en concert / Prelude
more lovely cello Pieces en concert / Plainte
pieces en concert plainte