François Couperin: La Paix du Parnasse

Though much of Couperin’s harpsichord music was written for a solo instrument, he composed a small number of pieces for two harpsichords, somewhat in the manner of a trio sonata.

Lucy Carolan and John Kitchen pair their considerable talents on two of the world’s most exquisite original French instruments, the 1769 Pascal Taskin and the 1764/83 Goermans/Taskin double-manual instruments in the Russell Collection of Early Keyboards. This unique and unforgettable recital is a must-have for enthusiasts and serious Baroque connoisseurs alike.

"The lively mind evidenced in Lucy Carolan’s excellent booklet note is mirrored in these performances, which abound in vigour"

"A fabulous collection, a riot of colour and texture"

"Carolan’s booklet notes, informal yet informative, bring delight and add to the attractions of a winning release"

"Recorded in the marvellous acoustic of St Cecilia’s Hall in Edinburgh, this recital by two of Scotland’s leading harpsichords has me reaching for the superlatives...I would strongly advise anyone with an interest in French harpsichord music to invest in this terrific disc – you couldn’t hope for better performances."


Release Date: 1 November 2003
Catalogue No: DCD34012
Total playing time: 1:04:20

Recorded on 2-4 September 2002 at St Cecilia’s Hall, Edinburgh
Producer & Engineer: Paul Baxter
24-bit digital editing: Paul Baxter
24-bit digital mastering: Paul Baxter

Design & cover image: John Christ
Booklet editor: Kevin Findlan
Session photography: Paul Baxter

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