Couperin's Concert Pieces for Cello and String Quartet accompaniment is an exciting addition to the string repertoire for its slightly unusual instrumentation.
François Couperin (1668-1733) is often nicknamed 'Couperin the Great' to distinguish him from other members of the musical family. Concert Piecesis made up of five movements; 1) Prelude, 2) Sicilienne, 3) The Trumpet, 4) The Complaint, and 5) Devil's Air. Couperin's moods are expressed through choices of keys, adventurous harmonies and discords. With a significant amount of variation and inspiration, Concert Pieces is essential to the repertoire of aspiring, advanced String Quartets and solo cellists.