François Couperin: L’Espagnole, from Les Nations, Sonades et suites de simphonies en trio- Hesperion XX – Jordi Savall – Claude Wassmer – Stephen Preston – Ton Koopman – Ku Ebbinge -Michel Henry – Hopkinson Smith – Chiara Banchini -Monica Huggett


From LES NATIONS, Sonades et suites de simphonies en trio (Paris, Boyvin, 1726)

Second Ordre L’Espagnole [La visionnaire], by François Couperin, also known as LE GRAND.

I. Sonada [Gravement, Tres lentement, Vivement, Affectueusement, Legerement, Gayement, Air rendre, Vivement] – 0:11
II. Allemande
III. Courante
IV. Seconde Courante
V. Sarabande
VI. Gigue louree
VII. Gavotte
VIII. Rondeau
IX. Bouree
X. Double de la Bouree precedente
XI. Passacaille: Noblement, et marque, vivement

Performed by Hesperion XX.
Claude Wassmer (bassoon, Prudent, c.1760)
Stephen Preston (baroque flute, R. Tutz, after Rottenberg, mid XVIIIc.)
Ton Koopman (harpsichord, after F. Blanchet)
Ku Ebbinge, Michel Henry (oboe I/II, O. Cottet, after Ch. Schleger, XVIII c.)
Hopkinson Smith (theorbo, J. v. de Deest)
Jordi Savall (bass viol, B. Norman, London, 1697)
Chiara Banchini (violin I, L’école Maggini, Tesaro, XVIII c.)
Monica Huggett (violin II, R. Ross, after N. Amati)

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Picture: Portrait of Ferdinand of Bourbon (detail; 1731), by Jean Ranc (1674-1735).

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