François Couperin, L'Ensemble Alarius De Bruxelles ‎– Les Nations. Vol. II: L'Imperiale - La Piémontoise

Pirouette ‎– JAS 19026
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo


Troisième Ordre: L'Imperiale
A1 L'Imperiale
A2 Allemande
A3 Première Courante / Deuxième Courante
A4 Sarabande
A5 Bourrée
A6 Gigue
A7 Rondeau
A8 Chaconne
A9 Menuet
Quatrième Ordre: La Piémontoise
B1 La Piémontoise
B2 Allemande
B3 Première Courante / Deuxième Courante
B4 Sarabande
B5 Rondeau
B6 Gigue



Side One: "Recorded in England"
Side Two: "Recorded in Brussels", "New Formation: 2 Violins, Viola Da Gamla & Harpsichord"

"These recordings [...] were issued as a memorial tribute to Charles Mc Guire. [...] He founded L'Ensemble Alarius De Bruxelles in 1958 [...] He died in 1964 [...] With Sigiswald Kuijken (violin and viola da gamba). The Alarius Ensemble now has a slightly different repertoire [...] The first three orders of 'Les Nations' were recorded by the BBC in London three years earlier. 'La Piémontoise', the fourth order, is a new recording made in Brussels in 1965, featuring the new composition of The Alariums Ensemble: two violins, viola da gamba (or one violin with two gambas) and harpsichord." (back cover). Apart from those named in the quotation above, musicians are not named.

"Distributed by Ambassador Record Corp., 145 Komorn St., Newark 5, N.J."