Couperin: L'Art de toucher le Clavecin

Couperin: L'Art de toucher le Clavecin

By François Couperin / ed. Margery Halford Piano Book Level: Intermediate / Early Advanced Item: 00-580
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An important 18th-century instruction book, Couperin's The Art of Playing the Harpsichord contains valuable information on technique, fingering, phrasing, ornamentation and keyboard performance style. Halford's scholarly introduction includes a biographical sketch of the composer, a thorough discussion of French Baroque ornamentation and a useful summary of Couperin's style. The eight preludes used by Couperin to illustrate his approach are musical gems rarely found in other collections.

Sample Pages


Title Composer
Allemande François Couperin (composer)
Eighth Prelude François Couperin (composer)
Fifth Prelude François Couperin (composer)
First Prelude François Couperin (composer)
Fourth Prelude François Couperin (composer)
Second Prelude François Couperin (composer)
Seventh Prelude François Couperin (composer)
Sixth Prelude François Couperin (composer)
Third Prelude François Couperin (composer)

Additional Information

Series: Alfred Masterwork Edition
Composed by: François Couperin
Instrument: Piano
Format: Book
Page Count: 84
Item Number: 00-580
ISBN 10: 0-7390-0760-2
ISBN 13: 978-0-7390-0760-0
UPC: 038081001906

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