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Les Barricades Mystérieuses – Wikipedia

BC,Library of Congress r Permalink http: The piece has been used as a source of inspiration by many barricadee across different artistic fields including music, visual arts and literature.

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This clearly cannot have been the precise image Couperin was trying to convey, but it is easy to hear in Les Barricades the image of a heavy but fast-moving object that picks up momentum.

Some have simply used the title while others have created new works inspired by the original.

Le musicien des rois Couperin: The work is in rondeau form, employing a variant of the traditional romanesca in the bass in quadruple time rather than the usual triple time. While the title reflects the musical structure, there may be more at play. This latter piece, though more melodic than Les Barricadesset in a higher register and more bucolic in feeling, is also an exercise in using a repetitive motif in this case a left hand ostinato evocative of the musette to build sound without seeming mechanical or repetitive.


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In that sense, the mysterious barricades are perhaps those which cause the “train” to slow down and sometimes stop A guide to the harpsichord 1 ed. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Couperin – Les Baricades Mistérieuses sheet music for Piano –

Retrieved from ” https: Moreover, it seems to form a set with the following piece, Les Bergeries. You can help by adding to it.

The piece was voted at 76 in the Australian Classic music of France countdown. The effect is shimmering, kaleidoscopic and seductive, a sonic trompe l’oeil that seem to have presaged images of fractal mathematics, centuries before they existed.

All four possible spelling combinations have since been used with “double r” and a “y” being the most common. Scott Rossin a master class filmed and distributed by Harmonia Mundilikens the piece to a train. This page was last edited on 30 Decemberat Retrieved 10 October There has been much speculation on the meaning of piaho phrase “mysterious barricades” with no direct evidence available to back up any theory.


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