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Retrieved 10 October A guide to the harpsichord 1 ed. Scott Rossin a master class filmed and distributed by Harmonia Mundilikens the coupsrin to a train.

In that sense, the mysterious barricades are perhaps those which cause the “train” to slow down and sometimes stop Retrieved from ” https: While the title reflects the musical structure, there may be more at play. This clearly cannot have been the precise image Couperin was trying to barricadws, but it is easy to hear in Les Barricades the image of a heavy but fast-moving object that picks up momentum.

Couperin – Les Baricades Mistérieuses sheet music for Piano

The work is in rondeau form, employing a variant of the traditional romanesca in the bass in quadruple time rather myserieuses the usual triple time. The piece has been used as a source of inspiration by many others across different artistic fields including music, visual arts and literature. This latter piece, musterieuses 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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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Moreover, it seems to form a set with the following piece, Les Bergeries. This section needs expansion. There has been much speculation on the meaning of the phrase “mysterious barricades” with no direct evidence available to back up any theory.

BC,Library barricares Congress r Permalink http: All four possible spelling combinations have since been used with “double r” and a “y” being the most common.

Les Barricades Mystérieuses – Wikipedia

Some have simply used the title while others have created new works inspired by the original. The effect is shimmering, kaleidoscopic less seductive, a sonic trompe l’oeil that seem to have presaged images of fractal mathematics, centuries before they existed.

The musician of kings. The piece was voted at 76 in the Australian Classic music of France countdown.