Louis Couperin

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... read moreLouis Couperin (ca. 1626-1661) was the eldest and first of the Couperin family of musicians and composers that held the post of organist at St. Gervais in Paris from 1653 until 1826. None of Couperin's music was published during his lifetime, but in the latter part of the twentieth century his organ...

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Suite In D Minor: V. Canaries
Louis Couperin
1:07
Suite In D Minor: Iii. Courante
Louis Couperin
1:04
Suite In D Minor: Ii. Allemande
Louis Couperin
2:57
Suite In D Minor: I. Prelude (Bauyn Manuscript)
Louis Couperin
5:04
Suite In D Minor: Vii. Chaconne, "La Complaignante"
Louis Couperin
2:58

Biography

Country Of origin: France

A French organist and composer of organ fugues, harpsichord, and plainchant music. Louis Couperin established the model of the French keyboard suite and wrote a famous treatise, "L'art de toucher le clavecin" ("The Art of Playing the Harpsichord"), which was studied by the young J. S. Bach. ~ Blue Gene Tyranny~ Rovi