Louis Couperin's music unites two almost contradictory characteristics - grandeur (try track 1) and surprise (try track 2 = one my favourite pieces of French clavecin, tout court, meandering, wistful, reserved flourishes complete with implacable seriousness). The first quality is self-evident in say Lully and the second in Froberger - but BOTH is hard to pull off (Chammbonnieres his contemporary is similar). Wilson too manages to combine these guiding features in this spendidly recorded disk (the best Naxos harpischord CD by miles). Of course you ight want Verlet's complete works - but the instrument here is better - as good as Moroney late lamented Complete on harmonia mundi who has deleted for some mad reason. Worth every penny (sic).