Couperin, Les Barricades Mistérieuses (1717) – Harpsichord

"The harpsichord is perfect as to it compass, and brilliant in itself, but as it is impossible to swell out or diminish the volume of its sound, I shall always feel grateful to any who, by the exercise of infinite art supported by fine taste, contrive to render this instrument capable of expression."

– François Couperin, Preface to Pièces de Clavecin , Book 1 (1713)

Three days ago I posted a piece by Couperin played on the guitar and here's the original version for harpsichord. The piece is almost 300 years old and still sounds fresh.

Katherine Shao, harpsichord (animated graphical score by Music Animation Machine)