Poulenc, Francis

November 25, 2014, 7:00 pm

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A master of wit and elegance, equal parts boulevardier and enfant terrible, Francis Poulenc’s melodic gifts and prolific output made him one of the 20th century’s most enduring composers.

Playlist

Episode 1

Poulenc: Flute Sonata, FP 164 (excerpt)
Wolfgang Schulz, fl.; James Levine, p.
DG 427639
:48

Poulenc: Rapsodie Nègre
1. Prélude
2. Ronde
3. Honoloulou
4. Pastorale
5. Final
Anne Sofie Von Otter, ms.; Bengt Forsberg, p.
DG 447752
10:23

Poulenc: Le bestiaire
Le dromadaire
La chèvre du Thibet
Le dauphin
Gilles Cachemaille, bs. bar.; Pascal Rogé, p.
Decca 436991
2:34

Poulenc: Sonata For Clarinet & Bassoon
Richard Hosford, cl.; Ursula Leveaux, bsn.
Hyp 67255/6
7:23

Poulenc: Les Biches Suite
1. Rondeau
2. Adagietto
3. Rag-Mazurka
4. Andantino
5. Finale: Presto
Orchestre National De France/Charles Dutoit;
Pascal Rogé, p.
Lon 452937
19:54

Poulenc: 3 Mouvements Perpétuels
Francis Poulenc, p.
EMI 55036
4:34

Poulenc (arr. Heifetz): Mouvements perpetuels (excerpt)
Jascha Heifetz, v.; Brooks Smith, p.
RCA 61776
1:01

Episode 2

Poulenc: Trio For Piano, Oboe & Bassoon
1. Lent, Presto
Nash Ensemble
Hyperion 67255
00:58, 1:40

Poulenc: Aubade, FP 51
Toccata
Les Compagnes De Diane
Diane Et Compagnes
Entrée De Diane
Sortie De Diane
Toilette De Diane
Introduction À La Variation De Diane;
Variation De Diane
Désespoir De Diane
Adieux Et Départ De Diane
Orchestre National De France/Charles Dutoit;
Pascal Rogé, p.
London 452937
20:22

Poulenc: Concert Champetre, II. Sicilienne
London Symphony Orchestra/Andre Previn; Simon Preston, hps.
EMI 69752
5:49

Poulenc: Concerto In D Minor For Two Pianos, FP 61
1. Allegro Ma Non Troppo
2. Larghetto
3. Finale: Allegro Molto
Boston Symphony Orchestra/Seiji Ozawa; Katia & Marielle
Labèque, pianos
Phil 426284
20:10

Episode 3

Poulenc: Sextet For Piano & Winds, FP 100
Allegro Vivace
Divertissement
Finale
Ensemble Wien-Berlin; James Levine, p.
DG 427639
:42, 18:06

Poulenc: Le travail du peintre
Georges Braque
Marc Chagall
Jacques Villon
Pierre Bernac, bar.; Francis Poulenc, p.
Adès 202942
4:44

Poulenc: Concerto in G min for Organ, Strings and Timpani
Andante, Allegro Giocoso
Andante moderato
Tempo Allegro, molto agitato
Tres calme, lent
Tempo de l’Allegro initial
Tempo introduction, Largo
LSO/Andre Previn; Simon Preston, org.
EMI 69752
23:52

Poulenc: La Baigneuse De Trouville, FP 23
Orchestre National De France/Charles Dutoit
Lon 452937
1:45

Episode 4

Poulenc: Trio For Piano, Oboe & Bassoon (excerpt)
Nash Ensemble
Hyperion 67255
00:27

Poulenc: L’Embarquement Pour Cythère, FP 150
Katia & Marielle Labèque, pianos
Phil 426 284
2:03

Francis Poulenc: Sonata For Piano & Cello
II. Cavatine
Joel Krosnick, vc.; Gilbert Kalish, p.
Arabesque 6682
7:01

Poulenc: Stabat Mater, FP 148
Stabat Mater dolorosa
Cujus animam gementem
O quam tristis
Quae moerebat
Quis est homo
Vidit suu
Eja Mater
Fac ut ardeat
Sancta Mater
Fac ut portem
Inflammatus et accensus
Quando corpus
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra & BBC Chorus/Yan Pascal
Tortelier; Janice Watson, s.
Chandos 9341
32:28

Poulenc: Babar The Elephant (excerpt)
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra/JoAnn Falletta; Meryl
Streep, narr.
Koch 7368
9:09

Episode 5

Poulenc: Dialogue Des Carmélites, Act III finale
Paris National Opera Orchestra & Chorus/Pierre Dervaux;
Liliane Berton, s.; Denise Duval, s.
EMI 62768
9:40

Poulenc: Flute Sonata, FP 164
Allegretto Malincolico
Cantilena: Assez Lent
Presto Giocoso
Wolfgang Schulz, fl.; James Levine, p.
DG 427639
12:16

Poulenc: Gloria
Gloria In Excelsis Deo
Laudamus Te
Domine Deus, Rex Caelestis
Domine Fili Unigenite
Agnus Dei
Qui Sedes Ad Dexteram Patris
Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus/Bernard Haitink;
Jessica Rivera, s.
CSO Resound 901906
23:43