Arnaud de Pasquale Harpsichord Francois Couperin La Forqueray - Les Petits Moulins a Vent Jean-Philippe Rameau La Villageoise - Musette en rondeau - Le Rappel des Oiseaux Antoine Forqueray La Couperin - La Portugaise - La Bellmont Jean-Philippe Rameau La Joyeuse - La Boiteuse - Le Lardon - L'Entretien des Muses - Les Cyclopes Antoine Forqueray La Rameau - La Guignon Francois Couperin Courante - Les Regrets Antoine Forqueray La Boisson - La Montigny Francois Couperin La Favorite Un hommage a Chambonnieres At the time when the great French harpsichord school was born in the 17th century, we find among the many dance movements within these collections, pieces written in tribute to the great lost composers, 'les tombeaus'. This practice continues in the 18th century but in a lighter vein. In the same way that dance forms can take on the characteristics of pieces of an object, a place, a landscape or a character, these new homages do not wait for death any more. Rameau, Couperin or Forqueray, while still alive, celebrate each other musically, as much with a friendly tenderness as sincere admiration.
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