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Dieupart - Six Suites de Clavecin

French composer and harpsichordist Charles Dieupart spent much of his life in London, founding the opera season at the Queen’s Theatre in the Haymarket that was designed to rival that of Drury Lane. It was in London that he became especially famous for his performances of music by Corelli and was also held in high regard as a harpsichord teacher. However, Dieupart’s most enduring legacy is his Six Suittes de clavessin, published in Amsterdam by Estienne Roger and dedicated to his former pupil the Countess of Sandwich, Elizabeth Wilmot. 

These suites were so renowned in Europe that they were heavily drawn on by J.S. Bach, influencing his English Suites and establishing a link between French 7thcentury harpsichord music and the early German 18th-century keyboard style. In general, the works follow the standard order of a Baroque suite: only one, Suite No.2, replaces a Menuet with a Passepied, an unusual practice for the time. Although clearly French in character, the pieces also reveal Italian and even German influences.

 CD 1
 Charles Dieupart: Suite No. 6 in F Minor:
1 - Ouverture
2 - Allemande
3 - Courante
4 - Sarabande
5 - Gavotte
6 - Menuet
7 – Gigue

 Charles Dieupart: Suite No. 5 in F Major: 
8 - Ouverture
9 - Allemande
10 - Courante
11 - Sarabande
12 - Gavotte
13 - Menuet en rondeau
14 – Gigue 

Charles Dieupart: Suite No. 3 in B Minor: 
15 - Ouverture
16 - Allemande
17 - Courante
18 - Sarabande
19 - Gavotte
20 - Menuet
21 - Gigue


CD 2
Charles Dieupart: Suite No. 2 in D Major: 
1 - Ouverture
2 - Allemande
3 - Courante
4 - Sarabande
5 - Gavotte
6 - Passepied
7 - Gigue

Charles Dieupart: Suite No. 4 in E Minor: 
8 - Ouverture
9 - Allemande
10 - Courante
11 - Sarabande
12 - Gavotte
13 - Menuet
14 - Gigue

Charles Dieupart: Suite No. 1 in A Major: 
15 - Ouverture
16 - Allemande
17 - Courante
18 - Sarabande
19 - Gavotte
20 - Menuet
21 - Gigue
 
Credits
Harpsichord – Fernando Miguel Jalôto

 Recorded by, Mastered by – Rainer Arndt

Recorded at – Église Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, Basse-Bodeux
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