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Les Talens Lyriques & Christophe Rousset – Couperin: Les Nations (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Les Talens Lyriques & Christophe Rousset – Couperin: Les Nations (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 01:48:39 minutes | 1,98 GB | Genre: Classical
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The four Nations by François Couperin (also known as “Couperin the Great”) consist of France, Spain, the Empire and Piedmont (Italy, therefore), though it would be rather futile to look for any truly national characteristics in each of the movements of these four suites. And all the more so due to the fact that many of the pieces had already been composed well before the collection’s publication in 1726, and they were simply renamed… Yes, throughout the thirty-six movements of the work we do hear the French style on the one hand and the more Italianising style on the other, but the many interpolations make it, in fact, a kind of mixed European collection. At most, Spain is entitled to a few rare and truly Iberian turns of phrase, even though they are only visible under a microscope. Christophe Rousset and his musical ensemble Les Talens Lyriques approach these “trios” with joy and respect, knowing that the term “trio” does not necessarily imply three musicians; in fact, the melodic parts are entrusted to two oboes, two flutes and two violins, both together and alternately, while the continuo is played by the bassoon, harpsichord, gamba and theorbo, again either together or in various combinations depending on the musical texture. In this way, the thirty-six movements demonstrate the immense musical richness of these various nations, with all the diversity and contrasts that Couperin has assigned to them.

Tracklist:
1. Les Nations, Premier Ordre, La Française: I. Sonade 06:31
2. Les Nations, Premier Ordre, La Française: II. Allemande 04:07
3. Les Nations, Premier Ordre, La Française: III. Première Courante 01:34
4. Les Nations, Premier Ordre, La Française: IV. Seconde Courante 01:26
5. Les Nations, Premier Ordre, La Française: V. Sarabande 02:48
6. Les Nations, Premier Ordre, La Française: VI. Gigue 01:17
7. Les Nations, Premier Ordre, La Française: VII. Chaconne ou passacaille 02:54
8. Les Nations: Premier Ordre, La Française: VIII. Gavotte 00:53
9. Les Nations, Premier Ordre, La Française: IX. Menuet 01:09
10. Les Nations, Second Ordre, L’Espagnole: I. Sonade 08:23
11. Les Nations, Second Ordre, L’Espagnole: II. Allemande 03:05
12. Les Nations, Second Ordre, L’Espagnole: III. Première Courante 01:52
13. Les Nations, Second Ordre, L’Espagnole: IV. Seconde Courante 01:49
14. Les Nations, Second Ordre, L’Espagnole: V. Sarabande 03:22
15. Les Nations, Second Ordre, L’Espagnole: VI. Gigue lourée 02:28
16. Les Nations, Second Ordre, L’Espagnole: VII. Gavotte 00:59
17. Les Nations, VIII. Rondeau 03:08
18. Les Nations, Second Ordre, L’Espagnole: IX. Bourrée, Double 01:29
19. Les Nations, Second Ordre, L’Espagnole: X. Passacaille 04:25
20. Les Nations, Troisième Ordre, L’Impériale: I. Sonade 10:21
21. Les Nations, Troisième Ordre, L’Impériale: II. Allemande 02:53
22. Les Nations, III. Première Courante 01:53
23. Les Nations, Troisième Ordre, L’Impériale: IV. Seconde Courante 01:41
24. Les Nations, Troisième Ordre, L’Impériale: V. Sarabande 03:16
25. Les Nations, Troisième Ordre, L’Impériale: VI. Bourrée 00:38
26. Les Nations, Troisième Ordre, L’Impériale: VII. Gigue 01:13
27. Les Nations, Troisième Ordre, L’Impériale: VIII. Rondeau 02:27
28. Les Nations, IX. Chaconne 05:30
29. Les Nations, Troisième Ordre, L’Impériale: X. Menuet 00:56
30. Les Nations, Quatrième Ordre, La Piémontaise: I. Sonade 08:54
31. Les Nations, Quatrième Ordre, La Piémontaise: II. Allemande 02:53
32. Les Nations, Quatrième Ordre, La Piémontaise: III. Première Courante 01:46
33. Les Nations, Quatrième Ordre, La Piémontaise: IV. Seconde Courante 02:03
34. Les Nations, Quatrième Ordre, La Piémontaise: V. Sarabande 03:54
35. Les Nations, Quatrième Ordre, La Piémontaise: VI. Rondeau 02:37
36. Les Nations, Quatrième Ordre, La Piémontaise: VII. Gigue 02:05

Personnel:
Les Talens Lyriques
Christophe Rousset, harpsichord, direction

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