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Beautiful Music NOW - Les Baricades Mïstérieuses

lutenist Thomas Dunford and harpsichordist Jean Rondeau
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lutenist Thomas Dunford and harpsichordist Jean Rondeau

Today's Beautiful Music is a favorite performance of a favorite composition -- it's something I return to over and over for its extraordinary loveliness. It's Francois Couperin's captivating Les Baricades Mïstérieuses performed by lutenist Thomas Dunford and harpsichordist Jean Rondeau. I especially love the restrained, yearning quality they impart to this mysteriously beautiful piece.

Suzanne Bona is the host and executive producer of Sunday Baroque, a nationally syndicated weekly radio show of Baroque and early music which she originated on WSHU in 1987.