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A Realization and Application of Appropriate French Baroque Ornamentation for The First Four Preludes of “L'Art de Toucher le Clavecin” by Francois Couperin
Date of Award
Master of Music (MM)
Dr. Morley Grosmann
Dr. Albert Christopher Munn
Dr. Vivian Munn
In his work, L’Art de Toucher le Clavecin (1716-1717), Francois Couperin (1668-1733) details specific instructions for the correct playing of his ornamentation. In addition to the text, Couperin composes a series of didactic preludes in ascending order of difficulty to illustrate his ornamentation in the context of his work. I will focus on the proper interpretation of Couperin’s ornamentation and include a realization of four Couperin preludes. They contain the majority of issues presented by his ornamentation. I shall seek to properly realize Couperin’s ornamentation and use of unequal rhythms using the first four preludes of L’Art de Toucher le Clavecin.
University of Texas-Pan American
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