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While the title reflects the musical structure, there may be more at play.

The musician of kings. Some have simply used the title while others have created new works inspired by the original.

The piece was voted at 76 in the Australian Classic music of France countdown. All four possible spelling combinations have since been used with “double r” and a “y” being the most common.

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

Couperin – Les Baricades Mistérieuses sheet music for Piano –

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Scott Rossin a master class filmed and distributed by Harmonia Couperilikens the piece to a train. Retrieved from ” https: 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.


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 ;iano to convey, but it is easy to hear in Les Barricades the image of a heavy but fast-moving object that picks up momentum. 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 baarricades.

Retrieved 10 October In that sense, the mysterious barricades are perhaps those which cause the “train” to slow down and sometimes stop The work is in rondeau form, employing a variant of barrkcades traditional romanesca in the bass in quadruple time rather than the usual triple time.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This page was last edited on 30 Decemberat Le musicien des rois Couperin: A guide barriades the harpsichord 1 ed.

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