Composer Francis Poulenc
Composer Francis Poulenc

‘Saint’ Francis from France #2039

...some profound and entertaining compositions by the ‘bad boy’ of the 20th century French music scene, Francis Poulenc.

Hour One

POULENCConcerto for 2 Pianos (1932)Yaara Tal & Andreas Groethuysen, pianos; Babette Haag, percussion & timpani; Hansjörg Albrecht (1999 Kuhn/Hochschule für Musik, Munich, Germany) Oehms 637 

POULENCLitanies a la Vierge Noire (1936)La Maitrise de Toulouse/Mark Opstad; William Whitehead (2004 Daldaso/Temple du Salin, Toulouse) Regent 420

POULENCConcerto in g for Organ, Strings and Timpani (1934-38)Boston Symphony Orchestra/Charles Munch; Berj Zamkochian (1949 Aeolian-Skinner/Symphony Hall, Boston, MA) RCA 5750

Filler – POULENC: Concerto for 2 Pianos (see above)

Hour Two

POULENCSonata for Clarinet (trans. Wiersinga) –Yfnyke Hoogeveen, clarinet; Erwin Wiersinga (1998 Kuhn/St. John’s Church, Altona, Germany) Boeijenga 001

POULENCElegie for Horn (1957) –Peter Damm, horn; Hansjürgen Scholze (1755 Silbermann/Hofkirche, Dresden, Germany) Berlin Classics 14062

POULENCConcert champetre for Harpsichord (1928) –Peter Kofler, harpsichord; Babette Haag, percussion & timpani; Hansjörg Albrecht (1999 Kuhn/Hochschule für Musik, Munich, Germany) Oehms 637 

Filler – POULENC: Concert champetre (see above)

Not coincidentally, October 4 is the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.

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