December 14, 2012
Couperin, Les Barricades MysterieusesThere is nothing one can say about the horror of the shootings in Connecticut. Here, instead, is one of the most beautiful pieces of music I know, Les Barricades Mysterieuses, by the seventeenth century master Francois Couperin (le Grand), patriarch of seven brilliant Couperins who successively filled the organmaster position at the church of Saint-Gervais in Paris, to express something noble and good about the human spirit.
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