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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 literature.

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

Couperin – Les Baricades Mistérieuses sheet music for Piano –

Le musicien des rois Couperin: While the title reflects the musical structure, there may be more at play. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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BC,Library of Congress r Permalink http: Moreover, it seems to form a set lds the following piece, Les Bergeries. This page was last edited on 30 Decemberat Scott Rossin myserieuses master class filmed and distributed by Harmonia Mundilikens the piece to a train. 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.

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Les Barricades Mystérieuses – Wikipedia

The piece was voted at 76 in the Australian Classic music of France countdown. This section needs expansion. In that sense, the mysterious barricades are perhaps those which cause the “train” to slow down and sometimes stop This latter piece, though more melodic than Mysterieyses 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 barricadws repetitive.


Some have simply used the title while others have created new 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.

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Retrieved 10 October Retrieved from ” https: 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. The musician of kings.

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