Tune of the Day: Le Coucou
Louis-Claude Daquin was a French composer of the Baroque era. He was a virtuoso organist and harpsichordist; his great expertise at the organ, in particular, drew large crowds to hear him. He was known for his “unfaltering precision and evenness” at both the harpsichord and organ.
Daquin's most famous piece is arguably this lively “Le coucou” (“The Cuckoo”) in E minor, which was published in the first book of his 1735 harpsichord suite Pièces de Clavecin.
Thanks to Max for suggesting this piece!