45 pieces, so elegantly adapted
to modern piano by Mr. McIntyre,
are now available in print as a two volume edition based on Mr.
McIntyre's decade of research while teaching at the Vienna Conservatory.
Both volumes are spiral bound and fit conveniently on the piano's
music desk. Volume 1 contains the music, while Volume 2 stands ready
to guide the performer in notation and performance practice.
2 shows how to play the pieces based on a decade of new research
in the Austrian National Library while McIntyre was a professor
at the Vienna Conservatory. Results, clearing up several false concepts
and mistranslations of Couperin's old French, were read in a paper
McIntyre gave at the international musicology convention in Toronto
in the year 2000.
The 45 pieces are URTEXT. Selected according to level of technical
difficulty for teachers and students from intermediate to advanced
levels, they are appropriate for use in California's Certificate
of Merit program.
This 2-volume book is enchanced by McIntyre's 2-CD recording of
all 45 pieces showing how to transfer the clarity of harpsichord
technique to the piano. As other teachers have observed, Couperin
makes a great alternative to Bach for those searching for expressive
program music from the Baroque Era.
Currently, these volumes are only available directly from Palatine