The Francois Couperin ‘Les Baricades Misterieuses’ is an enigmatic piece composed in 1717. It was originally meant to be played on the harpsichord but it is not uncommon for pianists to play this piece. Like all other baroque music, there are no straightforward chord changes; instead, the harmonies are a result of a series of suspensions and dissonances. Francois Couperin was a master of counterpoint, yet he composed ‘Les Baricades Misterieuses’ as a piece that focuses more on the flow of the melody.
Simon & Garfunkel is an American folk rock duo formed by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. Simon & Garfunkel rose to fame in the 1960s, entertaining audiences with their distinctive vocal harmonies and folk music. Many of Simon & Garfunkel’s songs are about love or life lessons, including “The Sound of Silence”, “The Boxer”,