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François Couperin: Les Baricades Mistérieuses, Hanneke van Proosdij, harpsichord
Seeded by voicesofmusic on 2 Jul 2015
Author: Voices of Music
François Couperin's rondeau in Style Brisé for Harpsichord, performed by Hanneke van Proosdij. Double manual French harpsichord by Johannes Klinkhamer, after the Ruckers-Goujon in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Pitch: A=392 Hz. Lid painting by Millicent Tomkins ? Buy the Album on Amazon or iTunes! The term baricades (or barricades), comes from the word barriques and also barricado. The barriques were casks, such as were used for wine and beer, and these were the standard way to block a road, mysteriously in the night, as part of a popular revolt in Paris. The custom began in 1588 (la journée des barricades) and continued well past the French Revolution. In 1670, and Englishman remarked, "All the world has heard of the Barricades of Paris." Anyone mentioning this term in France in the renaissance or baroque would immediately evoke this image; it was part of daily life. However,
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