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The Concerts Royaux (Royal Concerts) are four suites composed by François Couperin for the French court of Louis XIV between 1714 and 1715 – hence the qualifier "royal". Composed while chamber music concerts were in vogue, they are intended for listening more than dancing. They were published in 1722 without indication of instrumentation; therefore, the same piece can be played by solo harpsichord or by an ensemble with a bass instrument, a violin, a viol, and an oboe or a flute

Composed for the Sunday concerts of the aging Louis XIV, François Couperin's Concerts Royaux are as good as it gets for French Baroque chamber music. The lightness, the tenderness, the elegance, the etherealness, and, above all, the endearing poetry and enduring musicality of Couperin's works are as ingratiating today as they were 300 years ago.

Album · 2005 · 25 Songs. Premier Concert: Gavotte - Notes Égales Et Coulées (Couperin). Le Concert des Nations & Jordi Savall. 5. Premier Concert: Gigue - Légèrement (Couperin).

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François Couperin composed his orchestral suite entitled "Concerts Royaux" for the French court of Louis XIV. Listening to this fine performance, it becomes clear that it is above all a piece of high quality baroque entertainment. Christoph Rousset and his historically informed ensemble Les Talens Lyrique are joined by a handful of additional specialists. Together, they deliver a sonically versatile interpretation of these four works. François Couperin composed his orchestral suite entitled "Concerts Royaux" for the French court of Louis XIV.

By François Couperin, Claudio Rufa. 1. Concerts royaux: Concerto No. 3 in A Major: I. Prelude - Paolo Pandolfo, Rinaldo Alessandrini. 2. 3 in A Major: II.

Get the Tempo of the tracks from Concerts Royaux & Les Goûts-Réunis De François Couperin (2005) by François Couperin. This album has an average beat per minute of BPM (slowest/fastest tempos:, BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Concerts Royaux & Les Goûts-Réunis de François Couperin. 7ème prélude pour l'Art de toucher le clavecin. 7ème les Goûts-Réunis - prélude.

François Couperin (French: ; 10 November 1668 – 11 September 1733) was a French Baroque composer, organist and harpsichordist. He was known as Couperin le Grand ("Couperin the Great") to distinguish him from other members of the musically talented Couperin family. Couperin was born into one of the best known musical families of Europe.


Concerts Royaux
Premier Concert
1 l. Prélude (Gravement)
2 II. Allemande (Légèrement)
3 III. Sarabande (Mesuré)
4 IV. Gavotte (Notes Egales Et Coulées)
5 V. Gigue (Légèrement)
6 VI. Menuet En Trio
Second Concert
7 l. Prélude (Gracieusement)
8 II. Allemande Fuguée (Gayement)
9 III. Air Tendre
10 IV. Air Contre-Fugué (Vivement)
11 V. Echos (Tendrement)
Troisième Concert
12 l. Prélude (Lentement)
13 II. Allemande (Légèrement)
14 III. Courante
15 IV. Sarabande (Grave)
16 V. Gavotte
17 VI. Musette
18 VII. Chaconne (Légère)
Quatrième Concert
19 l. Prélude (Gravement)
20 II. Allemande (Légèrement)
21 III. Courante Française (Galamment)
22 IV. Courante à L’Italienne (Pointé-Coulé, Gayement)
23 V. Sarabande (Très Tendrement)
24 VI. Rigaudon (Légèrement Et Marqué)
25 VII. Forlane Rondeau (Gayement)

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  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sony Classical
  • Copyright (c) – Sony BMG Music Entertainment


  • Bassoon – Milan Turkovic (tracks: 1 to 6, 12 to 25)
  • Composed By – François Couperin
  • Flute [Transverse] – Barthold Kuijken, Frans Brüggen (tracks: 19 to 25)
  • Harpsichord – Robert Kohnen
  • Oboe – Jürg Schaeftlein
  • Viol – Wieland Kuijken
  • Viol, Violin – Sigiswald Kuijken
  • Violin – Janine Rubinlicht (tracks: 7 to 25)


No further information about the recording on release.

℗ 1973 Sony Classical, a division of Sony Entertainment Holdings GmbH
© 2008 Sony BMG Music Entertainment

Total time 68:05

This CD is CD 26 of the box set Baroque Masterpieces and not an individual release.