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François Couperin: Complete Sonatas ()

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François Couperin: Complete Sonatas - Les Dominos; Florence Malgoire (conductor)
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  1. La Sultane, for 2 violins & continuo
  2. La Françoise (La pucelle), for 2 violins & continuo (Les Nations)
  3. La Steinquerque, trio sonata for 2 violins & continuo
  4. La Convalescente, trio sonata for 2 violins & continuo
  5. L'Astrée, trio sonata for treble 2 instruments & continuo
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  1. La Sultane, for 2 violins & continuo
  2. La Françoise (La pucelle), for 2 violins & continuo (Les Nations)
  3. La Steinquerque, trio sonata for 2 violins & continuo
  4. La Convalescente, trio sonata for 2 violins & continuo
  5. L'Astrée, trio sonata for treble 2 instruments & continuo
  6. La superbe, for 2 violins & continuo
  7. La Visionnaire, trio sonata for 2 violins & continuo in C minor
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The sonata is one of the most common of all musical genres, but in France toward the end of the 17th century, with Italian styles still in official disfavor, it was barely even possible to write one. Composers were fascinated, however, by the new breezes blowing from Italy, and François Couperin began to write "sonades" even though he never published them. He later claimed to have written the first French sonatas. The seven works here are odd fusions of French and Italian styles, and they are beautifully animated by the ...

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