Couperin - Apothéoses


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Couperin - Apothéoses



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1st Oct 2003




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Couperin - Apothéoses

Couperin, F:

Apothéoses: Le Parnasse ou L'apothéose de Corelli, Grande Sonade, en Trio

L'Apothéose de Lulli

Sonate en Quatuor 'La Sultane'

La Steinkerque (Sonade en trio)



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Francois Couperin: Le Parnasse ou L'Apotheose de Corelli

I. Corelli at the foot of Mount Parnassus asks the Muses to welcome him amongst them.

II. Corelli, enchanted by his favourable reception at Mount Parnassus, expresses his joy. He proceeds with his followers.

III. Corelli drinks at the well of Hypocrene. His followers proceed.

IV. Corelli's exaltation at drinking at the waters of Hypocrene.

V. After his exaltation, Corelli now falls asleep; his followers attend with some very quiet music.

VI. The Muses wake Corelli and place him next to Apollo.

VII. Corelli gives thanks.

Francois Couperin: L'Apotheose de Lulli

I. Lully in the Elysian Fields making music with the spirits of the underworld.

II. Air for the same.

III. Mercury flies to the Elysian Fields to warn of Apollo's impending arrival there.

IV. Descent of Apollo, who comes to offer his violin to Lully and a place on Parnassus.

V. Subterranean rumblings caused by Lully's contemporaries.

VI. Lamentations of the same for flutes or very muted violins.

VII. Lully is elevated to Parnassus.

VIII. The welcome (both kind and guarded) given to Lully by Corelli and the Italian Muses.

IX. Lully's thanks to Apollo.

X. Apollo persuades Lully and Corelli that ... French and Italian styles would make perfection in Music: Essay in the form of an overture.

XI. Lully plays the subject and Corelli accompanies it (First Air); Corelli plays the subject ...and Lully accompanies it (Second Air)

XII: The Peace of Parnasus (Trio Sonata): I. Gravement

XIII. The Peace of Parnasus (Trio Sonata): II. Saillie (Vivement)

XIV. The Peace of Parnasus (Trio Sonata): III. Rondement

XV. The Peace of Parnasus (Trio Sonata): IV. Vivement

Francois Couperin: La Sultane

— - — - Air tendrement - — - Legerement - Vivement

Francois Couperin: La Steinquerque

Gayement (Bruit de Guerre) - Lentement - Gravement - Legerement - Mouvement de Fanfares - Lentement - Gravement - Gayement

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