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Beyond the River God

Assi Karttunen

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L'art de toucher le clavecin  
1
Prelude No. 5 in A Major
François Couperin; Assi Karttunen
2:43
Beyond the River God  
2
Rondeau I
Graham Lynch; Assi Karttunen
3:51
3
Couplet I
Graham Lynch; Assi Karttunen
4:23
4
Rondeau II
Graham Lynch; Assi Karttunen
3:02
5
Couplet II
Graham Lynch; Assi Karttunen
4:00
6
Rondeau III
Graham Lynch; Assi Karttunen
3:36
Premier livre de pièces de clavecin, 2nd Ordre in D Major  
7
Les idées heureuses
François Couperin; Assi Karttunen
5:31
8
Admiring Yoro Waterfall
Graham Lynch; Assi Karttunen
5:15
Quatrième livre de pièces de clavecin, 23rd Ordre in F Major  
9
Les gondoles de Délos
François Couperin; Assi Karttunen
8:05
Petenera  
10
No. 1. Bell
Graham Lynch; Assi Karttunen
2:34
11
No. 2. The Six Strings
Graham Lynch; Assi Karttunen
1:54
12
No. 3. Dance
Graham Lynch; Assi Karttunen
2:32
13
No. 4. De Profundis
Graham Lynch; Assi Karttunen
3:39
14
Ay!
Graham Lynch; Assi Karttunen
3:42
Pieces de pièces de clavecin, 27th Ordre in B Minor  
15
L'exquise
François Couperin; Assi Karttunen
4:17
16
Les pavots
François Couperin; Assi Karttunen
7:31
Present-Past-Future-Present  
17
Present
Graham Lynch; Assi Karttunen
4:21
18
Past
Graham Lynch; Assi Karttunen
3:04
19
Future
Graham Lynch; Assi Karttunen
2:44
Sound Sketches  
20
No. 1. Secret Prelude
Graham Lynch; Assi Karttunen
1:36
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    78:20
This album from virtuoso Finnish harpsichordist Assi Karttunen is a showcase for her amazingly expressive talent at the keyboard as she interprets a selection of works by the greatest harpsichord composer of all, François Couperin. Also on the programme are world premiere recordings by contemporary British composer Graham Lynch, a very worthy successor to Couperin with music that is expressive, descriptive, deep and exceptionally rich.
88.2 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Divine Art Studio Masters

The recording of this album took place in the Östersundom Church, Helsinki from 2nd June to 4th June, 2014 Recording engineer: Mikko Murtoniemi; Artistic Director: Tuuli Linderberg
Assi Karttunen plays a German-style two-manual harpsichord by Henk van Schevikhoven (1997)
Booklet and packaging design: Stephen Sutton, Divine Art
Cover image: ‘Le Nil’ statue by Lorenzo Ottone (1692) in the Jardin des Tuileries, Paris; Photo: by Assi Karttunen
Photos of Graham Lynch (back cover, page 13) by Angela Fumagalli
Photo of Assi Karttunen by Heikki Tuuli
Music copyrights:
all Graham Lynch works – copyright control; all François Couperin works – public domain

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