COUPERIN, François, 1668-1733

Apothéose de Corelli / Apothéose de Lully

[Trio sonatas, 2 vln, bc]

Couperin. Apothéose de Corelli & de Lully

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La Musique Française Classique de 1650 à 1800, 35. Courlay, 1989. 24 x 33 cm, x, 45 pp. Line-cut of the Paris, 1725 edition. François Couperin’s great “summing up” of the French and Italian styles (and philosophical argument that raged on the musical scene during the 17th c.) These wonderful pieces, programmatic in nature and given picturesque titles, pay tribute to the music of Corelli and Lully and offer a masterful attempt to achieve a true reunion of their styles, said as much in the final movement of the Lully Apotheosis : “achieve a new perfection in music”. Introduction in Fr-Eng-Ger by Jean Saint-Arroman. Wrappers. $31

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