Definition of Couperin

1. Noun. French composer of music for organ and a member of a family of distinguished organists (1668-1733).

Exact synonyms: Francois Couperin
Generic synonyms: Composer, Organist

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Literary usage of Couperin

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1. The Appreciation of Music by Thomas Whitney Surette, Daniel Gregory Mason (1907)
"During the century that elapsed between couperin and Mozart the piano was so perfected as to displace the harpsichord. The invention of the damper pedal ..."

2. A History of the Pianoforte and Pianoforte Players by Oskar Bie, Ernest Edward Kellett, Edward Woodall Naylor (1899)
"Perhaps couperin was the first who had an absolutely good ear for the clavier. In comparison with him his elder and younger contemporaries must give place. ..."

3. Celebrated Pianists of the Past and Present: A Collection of One Hundred and by A. Ehrlich, Arthur Livingston Manchester (1894)
"His father was Charles couperin, organist at the church of St. Gervais, but he died in 1669, whereupon his friend and successor ..."

4. A Biographical Dictionary of Musicians by Theodore Baker (1905)
"couperin, a family of French musicians, renowned for two centuries. ... couperin, Fran├žois (surnamed le Grand, on account of his superiority in ..."

5. Familiar Talks on the History of Music by Arnold Johann Gantvoort (1913)
"Among the French writers who then excelled in this form, and transferred it to the organ and other keyboard instruments, must be named couperin, ..."

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