Louis Couperin wrote far less than his celebrated nephew, but his small output is of great quality. Glen Wilson’s notes speak of Couperin achieving in a few bars ‘a synthesis between boldness and balance, between grace and grandeur, emotional depth and economy of means’. And indeed there is a greater eloquence and more feeling in many of these miniatures than in much of the comparable output of François. These are intimate and often inward-looking pieces, and Glen Wilson, who has recently published a reconstruction of Couperin’s lost Préludes non mesurés, brings us totally inside their world. He plays a copy of a 1628 instrument by Rückers the Younger and is expertly recorded. This fine disc leaves one wondering whether it is not Louis who deserves to be called ‘le-grand’.