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François Couperin (Composer)

Born: 10th November 1668, Paris

Died: 11th September 1733, Paris

Nationality: French

François Couperin was a French Baroque composer, organist and harpsichordist. He was known as Couperin le Grand ("Couperin the Great") to distinguish him from other members of the musically talented Couperin family.

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Interview, Carole Cerasi on Couperin

The renowned harpsichordist and French Baroque specialist Carole Cerasi talks to David about her new complete recording of the harpsichord works of François Couperin.

Recording of the Week, Harpsichord or Piano?

In the wake of French pianist Alexandre Tharaud’s superb recent album of Couperin, Tic Toc Choc, Chris considers the implications of performing baroque keyboard music on a modern piano.

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