Although François Couperin (harpsichord) and Antoine Forqueray (Viola da Gamba) often played together in Versailles, they were very different musical personalities. Couperin was regarded as the ideal type of French music with its affective aesthetics. Forqueray on the other hand used the robust, highly virtuoso style of Italy. Together with Pieter-Jan Belder and Sofia Diniz, Rainer Zipperling presents the works of the antipodes, which show their contrasting musical characters.
La Chemise Blanc – Works by Couperin & Forqueray:
Premiere Suite, in e minor;
Deuxieme Suite, in A major;
La Superbe ou la Forqueray;
Forqueray, Antoine: Quatrieme Suite, in g minor;1