CD: François Couperin: The Complete Pièces de Clavecin, Vol. 1, Performed by Mark Kroll
CD: François Couperin: The Complete Pièces de Clavecin, Vol. 1, Performed by Mark Kroll on the 1785 Jacques Germain haprsichord.
Recorded March 28-29, 2015 at the National Music Museum, Vermillion, South Dakota. Grateful acknowledgement is given to John Koster, Professor emeritus at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, who restored the 1785 Jacques Germain harpsichord so beautifully, and maintained and cared for it through out the recording sessions; Dr. Cleveland Johnson, Director of the National Music Museum, and his staff for their help with all the details that made this recording possible; Peter Nothnagle, for his superb skills as a recording engineer and producer; and violinist Carol Lieberman, who listened many times to the session tapes and was essential in choosing the versions that appear on this album. Cover painting: Jean-Antoine Watteau: Les Bergers. Standard late-18th-century French disposition: two manuals with compass FF to f3; lower manual with quilled 8', a peau de buffle 8' (plucking the same set of strings as the quilled 8'), and 4'; upper manual with 8'; buff to the upper 8'; and shove coupler. Rawlins fund, 1983. NMM 3327.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Centaur Records, Inc. 2016 Duration 61:32
Track List (Click link below to hear MP3 excerpts)
1. Quatriême Ordre (19:21)
2. Sixiême Ordre (21:59)
3. Dixhuitiême Ordre (19:56)