Couperin: Concerts Royaux
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Couperin: Concerts royaux: Premier Concert (12:35)
Clavecin en Concert / Luc Beauséjour, harpsichord
Published in 1722 as a supplement to his third book of harpsichord pieces, Couperin’s Concerts royaux (Royal Concerts) were written for a mixed ensemble of strings and woodwinds, playing together or in alternation. Like other French composers of the time, Couperin left the instrumentation to the musicians’ discretion.