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Couperin - L'art De Toucher Le ClavecinItem #: AL.00-580
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Composed by Francois Couperin.
Piano Collection. Level: Intermediate/Early Advanced (Grade Levels 4/5/6/6+). 9x12 inches. Published by Alfred Publishing. (AL.00-580)
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Found in: Classical Piano Lessons
An important 18th-century instruction book, Couperin's The Art of Playing the Harpsichord contains valuable information on technique, fingering, phrasing, ornamentation and keyboard performance style. Halford's scholarly introduction includes a biographical sketch of the composer, a thorough discussion of French Baroque ornamentation and a useful summary of Couperin's style. The eight preludes used by Couperin to illustrate his approach are musical gems rarely found in other collections.