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While the title reflects the musical structure, there may be more at play. Moreover, it seems to form a set with the following piece, Les Bergeries.

Solving François Couperin’s Les Barricades Mystérieuses

Creative Commons Attribution 3. Editor Pierre Gouin – Contact. A guide to the harpsichord 1 ed. Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial 3. This page was last edited on 30 December couperun, at 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.


Pieces ; For harpsichord ; Scores featuring the harpsichord ; For 1 player ; For marimba arr ; Scores featuring the marimba ; For guitar arr ; Scores featuring the guitar ; For piano arr ; Scores featuring the piano ; For 4 recorders arr ; Scores featuring the recorder ; For bxrricades players ; For viol, continuo arr ; Scores featuring the viol ; Scores with basso continuo ; For 1 player with continuo ; For harp mystrrieuses ; Scores featuring the harp.

Les Fastes de la Grande Mxnxstrxndxsx: Views Read Edit View history. Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4. Editor Maurice Cauchie This section needs expansion. Retrieved from ” https: Creative Commons Attribution 4. Arranger Le Sieur de Limouillet. The work is in rondeau form, barrivades a variant of the traditional romanesca in the bass in quadruple time rather than the usual triple time.

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Javascript mystrieusse required for this feature. Contents 1 Performances 1. In that sense, the mysterious barricades are perhaps those which cause the “train” to slow down and sometimes stop This latter piece, though more melodic than Les Barricadesset in a higher register and more bucolic in feeling, is also an mtstrieuses in using a repetitive motif in this case a left hand ostinato evocative of the musette to build sound without seeming mechanical or repetitive.

The piece has been used as a source of inspiration by many others across different artistic fields including music, visual arts and literature.


Scott Rossin a master class filmed and distributed by Harmonia Mundilikens the piece to a train. Arranger Teo Vincent IV. Retrieved 10 October The piece jystrieuses voted at 76 in the Australian Classic music of France countdown.

There has been much speculation on the meaning of the phrase “mysterious barricades” with no direct evidence available to back up any theory. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4. mysstrieuses

Bargicades file s are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection. The musician of kings. Naxos Javascript not enabled. Retrieved from ” http: Some have simply used the title while others have created new works inspired by the original. Arranger Arnold den Teuling. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

All four possible spelling combinations have since been used with “double r” and a “y” being the most common. 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. Le myatrieuses des rois Couperin: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.