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Fri 29 Jun, 2018:
Poulenc: Les Biches – Suite; Les Animaux modèles – Suite; Sinfonietta

The Irish know how to party, as the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra demonstrate in this trio of ebullient, animated pieces by Francis Poulenc, the...

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Wed 21 Jun, 2017:
MacMillan: Stabat Mater

James MacMillan’s association with The Sixteen dates back to 2001 when the ensemble commissioned its first new liturgical work from him. This...

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Wed 14 Sep, 2016:
Roussel: Bacchus et Ariane, Op 43 (Suites Nos 1 & 2); Poulenc: Les Biches (Suite); Debussy: Six épigraphes antiques (orch Ansermet)

Here's the fourth instalment in this highly desirable series from Pentatone featuring the Suisse Romande Orchestra in dance repertoire under its...

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Wed 17 Aug, 2016:
Poulenc: Works for piano solo and piano duo

Poulenc’s talents as pianist and composer combined to create an oeuvre of distinction, within which discrete miniatures feature prominently. Many...

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Mon 11 Apr, 2016:
Janáček: Mládi; Martinů: Sextet for piano and wind instruments; Veress: Sonatina for oboe, clarinet and bassoon; Poulenc: Sextet

The word “Woodwinds” shines silvery from the cover, a cue to this disc’s contents from members of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra....

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Tue 29 Dec, 2015:
Larsson: Symphony No 2, Op 17; Variations for Orchestra, Op 50; Barococo: Suite for Orchestra, Op 64

Swedish composer Lars-Erik Larsson (1908-86) wrote his Symphony No 2 in 1937. The twin peaks of Scandinavian music – Nielsen and (especially)...

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Wed 28 Oct, 2015:
Poulenc: Piano Concerto; Concerto in D minor for two pianos and orchestra; Aubade; Sonata for piano four hands; Élégie for two pianos; L'Embarquement pour Cythère

Louis Lortie proves a magnificently stylish and idiomatic champion of the deeply loveable Piano Concerto that Poulenc wrote in 1949 for an American...

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Mon 27 Jul, 2015:
Atterberg: Symphonies – No 1 in B minor, Op 3; No 5 in D minor, Op 42 (Sinfonia funebre)

How listeners respond to this disc will be determined partly by their knowledge or ignorance of musical history, and by their attitude to musical...

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Mon 29 Jun, 2015:
Winds & Piano – Music by Poulenc, Farrenc, Roussel, Caplet, Mozart, Beethoven, Thuille & Rimsky-Korsakov

No one who invested in this starry ensemble's previous release on Warner Classics (reviewed by yours truly on 23 May 2014) should lose time in...

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Mon 21 Jul, 2014:
Poulenc: 'Les anges musiciens' – Mélodies

As a composer and performer, Poulenc was meticulous in the crafting and execution of his mélodies, and his expectation was that others would bring a...

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Wed 05 Mar, 2014:
Bartók: Piano Concerto No 2; Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No 3 in C major, Op 26

Enthusiasts of the slowly-declining Romantic style in the early twentieth century should find much to love in the best-known of Prokofiev's five piano...

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Tue 28 Jan, 2014:
Poulenc: Gloria; Litanies à la Vierge noire; Stabat Mater

Turn to track 7 for something utterly beautiful and mystic, the Litanies of the Black Madonna, set for female voices and orchestra. This radiant and...

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