Les barricades mysterieuses By Francois Couperin (). Arranged by Jurg Kindle. For guitar solo. 3. 8 pages. Published by Les Productions d’OZ. “Les Barricades Mystérieuses” is, in fact, a kaleidescopic musical trompe l’oeil masterpiece created by Couperin as part of his Sixiéme Ordre of. “Les Barricades Mistérieuses,” the harpsichord gem by French Baroque composer François Couperin, has been a long-running source of exploration for Fluxus.

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Editor Pierre Gouin – Contact. A guide to the harpsichord 1 ed. The xouperin of kings. Creative Commons Attribution 4. Views Read Edit View history. 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.

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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François Couperin – Les barricades mystérieuses

Some have simply used the title while others have created new works inspired by the original. This section needs expansion. Editor Johannes Brahms Friedrich Chrysander By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4. Retrieved 10 October Le musicien des rois Couperin: Pieces ; For harpsichord ; Scores featuring the harpsichord ; For 1 player ; For marimba arr ; Scores featuring the marimba ; For guitar arr couperim Scores featuring the guitar ; For piano arr ; Scores featuring the piano ; For 4 recorders arr ; Scores featuring the recorder ; For 4 players ; For viol, continuo arr ; Scores featuring the viol ; Scores with basso continuo ; For 1 player with continuo ; For harp arr ; Scores featuring the harp.

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-NonCommercial 4. Contents 1 Performances 1.

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

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The work is in rondeau form, employing a variant of the coupern romanesca in the bass in quadruple time rather than the usual triple time. Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial 3. All four possible spelling combinations have since been used with “double r” and a “y” being the most common.


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. Scott Rossin a master class filmed and distributed by Harmonia Mundilikens the piece to a train.

Creative Commons Attribution 3. 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. The piece was voted at 76 in the Australian Barricafes music of France countdown.

Solving François Couperin’s Les Barricades Mystérieuses

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In that sense, the mysterious barricades are perhaps those which cause the “train” to slow down and sometimes stop Naxos Javascript not enabled. BC,Library of Congress r Permalink http: Retrieved from ” http:

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