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Couperin – Les Baricades Mistérieuses sheet music for Piano –

Retrieved from ” https: Some have simply used the title while others have created new works inspired by the original. The musician of kings.

While the title reflects the musical structure, there may be more at play. This section needs expansion.

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Les Barricades Mystérieuses – Wikipedia

The piece was voted at 76 in the Australian Classic music of France countdown. Le musicien des rois Couperin: All four possible spelling combinations have since been used with “double r” and a “y” being the most common. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This clearly cannot have been the precise image Couperin was trying to convey, but it is easy to hear in Les Barricades the image of a heavy but fast-moving object that picks up momentum.

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This page was last edited on 30 Decemberat BC,Library of Congress r Permalink http: In that sense, the mysterious barricades are perhaps those which cause the “train” to slow down and sometimes stop The effect is shimmering, kaleidoscopic and seductive, a sonic trompe l’oeil that seem to have presaged mysterieuss of fractal mathematics, centuries before they existed. Views Read Edit View history.

A guide to the harpsichord 1 ed. The piece has been barricxdes as a source of inspiration by many others across different artistic fields including music, visual arts and literature.

This latter piece, though more melodic than Les Barricadesset in a higher register and more bucolic in feeling, is also an exercise in using a repetitive motif in this case a left hand ostinato evocative of the musette to build sound without seeming mechanical or repetitive.

Retrieved 10 October Scott Rossin a master class filmed and distributed barricases Harmonia Mundilikens the piece to a train. The work is in rondeau form, employing a variant of the traditional romanesca in the bass in quadruple time rather than the usual triple time.


There bardicades been much speculation on the meaning of the phrase “mysterious barricades” with no direct evidence available to back up any theory.

Moreover, it seems to form a set with the following piece, Les Bergeries.