72. Old French fancies reimagined – Adès: Three Studies from Couperin

Delicate, sparkling and perhaps surprisingly touching, here are three short diversions from the various trials of modern life – written 300 years ago by Couperin and brilliantly rewritten in 2006 by Thomas Adès who takes obvious delight in the sound of music.

Listening time 20′ [podcast intro 7′, music 13′]

Francois Couperin liked nice titles – we’re listening to The amusementsSleight of hand and The soul in torment from his Pieces for Harpsichord.

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