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The piece was voted at 76 in the Australian Classic music of France countdown. The piece has been used as a source of inspiration by many others across different artistic fields including music, visual arts and literature.
Retrieved 10 October BC,Library of Congress r Permalink http: The effect is shimmering, kaleidoscopic and seductive, a sonic trompe l’oeil that seem to have presaged images of fractal mathematics, centuries before they existed.
There has been much speculation on the meaning of the phrase “mysterious barricades” with no direct evidence available to back up any theory. The musician of kings. 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.
Les Barricades Mystérieuses – Wikipedia
Le musicien des rois Couperin: This clearly cannot have been the precise image Couperin was trying to convey, but it is easy to hear in Les Barricades the image of a heavy but fast-moving object that picks up momentum. A guide to the barricadea 1 ed. This page was last edited on 30 Decemberat In that sense, the mysterious barricades are perhaps those which cause the “train” to slow down and sometimes stop Retrieved from ” https: You can help by adding to it.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Views Read Edit View history. Moreover, it seems to form a set with the following piece, Les Bergeries.
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This section needs expansion. Scott Rossin a master class filmed and distributed mystreieuses Harmonia Mundilikens the piece to a train.
While the title reflects the musical structure, there may be more at play. Some have simply used the title barridades others have created new works inspired by the original.
This latter piece, though more melodic than 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.