Couperin, François

Period: Baroque

Born: Saturday, November 10, 1668 in Paris, France

Died: Friday, September 11, 1733 in Paris, France

Nation of Origin: France

Major Works:

Treatise on harpsichord performance, L'art de toucher la clavecin

Other Information:

François Couperin is often referred to as ”le grand” or Couperin le Grand ("Couperin the Great") to avoid confusion with other famous musicians in his family.

General Bibliography:

Bukofzer, Manfred F., Music in the Baroque Era, from Monteverdi to Bach, W.W. Norton & Company, November 1947, ISBN: 0393097455

Palisca, Claude V. Baroque Music, Prentice Hall, December 1990, ISBN: 0130584967

Slonimsky, Nicolas and Kuhn, Laura; Editors, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Gale Group, December 2000, ISBN: 0028655257

Sadie, Stanley and Tyrrell, John; Editors, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Groves Dictionaries, Inc., January 2004, ISBN: 0195170679

Rutherford-Johnson, Tim, Kennedy, Michael, and Kennedy, Joyce The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Oxford University Press, 6th Edition, 2012, ISBN: 0199578109

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