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The piece has been used as a source of inspiration by many others across different artistic fields including music, visual arts and barricaees. Some have simply used the title while others have created new works inspired by the original.

Moreover, it seems to form a set with the following piece, Les Bergeries. BC,Library of Congress r Permalink http: You can help by adding to it.

Les Barricades Mystérieuses – Wikipedia

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While the title reflects the musical structure, there may be more at play. The piece was voted at 76 in the Australian Classic music of France countdown. 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.


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Scott Rossin a master class filmed and distributed by Harmonia Mundilikens the piece to a train. This page was last edited on 30 Decemberat Retrieved from ” https: In that sense, barricaades 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 images of fractal mathematics, centuries before they existed. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Couperin – Les Baricades Mistérieuses sheet music for Piano

All four possible spelling combinations have since been used with “double r” and a “y” being the most common.

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

This clearly cannot have been the precise image Couperin was trying to cuperin, but it is easy to hear in Les Barricades the image of a heavy but fast-moving object that picks up momentum. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Le musicien des rois Couperin: 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.


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