Performance Today

with host Fred Child

Nice work if you can get it

Whenever King Louis XIV traveled, his entire court traveled with him including musicians. Composer Francois Couperin earned a decent living, got to stay at Versailles and every Sunday, at the king's request, he performed the same four orchestral suites he had written because they were the king's favorite. We'll listen to those tunes which made life very comfortable for Couperin and his king.