François Couperin
L'Art de toucher le Clavecin

About François Couperin's L'Art de toucher le Clavecin

Couperin published a theoretical treatise on harpsichord playing, L’Art de toucher le clavecin, in two editions in 1716 and 1717. In the treatise, he also included some instructional pieces: one allemande and a series of eight preludes. The quasi-improvisatory pieces are intended as preparatory tools or warm-up exercises for Couperin’s other music, but are also musical gems in their own right, of a quality quite comparable with the preludes of Bach.

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Preview TitleKey Year Level
Allemande   in D Minor by Couperin piano sheet music AAB Allemande 8 D Minor - 5
Prelude 1   in C Major by Couperin piano sheet music AAC Prelude 1 1 C Major - 5
Prelude 2   in D Minor by Couperin piano sheet music AAD Prelude 2 8 D Minor - 6
Prelude 3   in G Minor by Couperin piano sheet music AAE Prelude 3 24 G Minor - 5
Prelude 4   in F Major by Couperin piano sheet music AAF Prelude 4 17 F Major - 6
Prelude 5   in A Major by Couperin piano sheet music AAG Prelude 5 29 A Major - 6
Prelude 6   in B Minor by Couperin piano sheet music AAH Prelude 6 36 B Minor - 5
Prelude 7   in B-flat Major by Couperin piano sheet music AAI Prelude 7 33 B-flat Major - 6
Prelude 8   in E Minor by Couperin piano sheet music AAJ Prelude 8 14 E Minor - 6