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In that sense, the mysterious barricades are perhaps those which cause the “train” to slow down and sometimes stop All four possible spelling combinations have since been used with “double r” and a “y” being the most common.

Retrieved from ” https: 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 couperln a heavy but fast-moving object that picks up momentum.

You can help by adding to it. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Some have simply used the title while others have created couperiin works inspired by the original.


There has been much speculation on the meaning of the phrase “mysterious barricades” with no direct evidence available to back up any theory. Scott Rossin a master class filmed and barrlcades by Harmonia Mundilikens the piece to a train. The piece was voted at 76 in the Australian Classic music of France countdown. Views Read Edit View history.

Couperin – Les Baricades Mistérieuses sheet music for Piano –

Retrieved 10 October The musician of kings. The effect is shimmering, kaleidoscopic and seductive, a sonic trompe l’oeil that seem to have presaged images of fractal mathematics, centuries before they existed.

While the title reflects the musical structure, there may be more at mysterieusws. This page was last edited on 30 Decemberat 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.

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


Les Barricades Mystérieuses – Wikipedia

The piece has been used as a source of inspiration by many others across different artistic fields including music, visual arts and literature. BC,Library of Congress r Permalink http: This section needs expansion.

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