André Isoir performs F Couperin’s complete organ works

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COMPOSERS: François Couperin
LABELS: La Dolce Vita
ALBUM TITLE: F Couperin
WORKS: Complete organ works: Messe à l’usages des Couvents; Messe à l’usages des Paroisses
PERFORMER: André Isoir (organ)
CATALOGUE NO: LDV 147.8 (1972-73)

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Couperin’s seminal two organ masses come vividly to life in Isoir’s colourful playing, which evokes a sense of17th-century religious ritual. There’s room, too, for some of Couperin’s predecessors.

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John Allison