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The piece has been used as a source of inspiration by many others across different artistic fields including music, visual arts and literature. Retrieved from ” https: While the title reflects the musical structure, there may be more at play.

Les Barricades Mystérieuses – Wikipedia

Le musicien des rois Couperin: In that sense, the mysterious barricades are perhaps those which cause the “train” to slow down and sometimes stop There has been much speculation on the meaning of the phrase “mysterious barricades” with no direct evidence available to back up any liano.

Scott Rossin a master class filmed and distributed by Harmonia Mundilikens the piece to a train.

A guide to the harpsichord 1 ed. Some have simply used the title while others have created new works inspired by the original. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Views Read Edit View history. All four possible spelling combinations have since been used with “double r” and a “y” being the most common. This section needs expansion.

The work is in rondeau form, employing a variant of the traditional romanesca in the bass in quadruple time rather than the usual triple time.

This page was last edited on 30 Decemberat By using this site, you agree to mysterieuess Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. You can help by adding to it. Retrieved 10 October Moreover, it seems to form a set with the following piece, Les Bergeries.

Couperin – Les Baricades Mistérieuses sheet music for Piano –

BC,Library of Congress r Permalink http: This clearly cannot have been the precise image Couperin was trying to convey, but it is easy to hear mystrrieuses Les Barricades the image of a heavy but fast-moving object that picks up momentum. The musician of kings.

The effect is shimmering, kaleidoscopic and seductive, a sonic trompe l’oeil that seem to have presaged images of fractal mathematics, centuries lles they existed. This latter piece, though more melodic couperib Les Barricadesset in a higher register and more bucolic in feeling, is also an exercise in using a repetitive motif in this case a left hand ostinato evocative of the musette to build sound without seeming mechanical or repetitive.


The piece was voted at 76 in the Australian Classic music of France countdown.