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Poulenc: Complete Songs Vol 4 / Murray, Ainsley, Molendowska, Martineau

Poulenc / Ainsley / Dazeley / Fox
Release Date: 10/29/2013 
Label:  Signum U.k.   Catalog #: 323   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Thomas OliemansMalcolm MartineauWilliam DazeleySarah [Soprano Vocal] Fox,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Composing over 150 works for piano and voice over a period of 44 years, the songs of Francis Poulenc remain consistently popular to concert audiences the world over. Varying in their individual style and character in a way that defies generalization, Poulenc set music to a wide range of different French poetry – both ancient and modern, and from the serious to the surreal. This is the fourth release in our series that will build to encompass the complete songs of Francis Poulenc – performed by some of the greatest singers of the day and accompanied by the exceptional Malcolm Martineau. Composing over 150 works for piano and voice over a period of 44 years, the songs of Francis Poulenc remain consistently popular to concert audiences the world over. Varying in their individual style and character in a way that defies generalization, Poulenc set music to a wide range of different French poetry – both ancient and modern, and from the serious to the surreal. This is the fourth release in our series that will build to encompass the complete songs of Francis Poulenc – performed by some of the greatest singers of the day and accompanied by the exceptional Malcolm Martineau. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Le bestiaire by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Thomas Oliemans (), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Venue:  All Saints Church, East Finchley, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 21 Secs. 
2. La Puce by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Thomas Oliemans (), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; France 
Venue:  All Saints Church, East Finchley, London 
Length: 0 Minutes 55 Secs. 
3. Poèmes (5) de Ronsard by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), William Dazeley ()
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924-1925; France 
Venue:  All Saints Church, East Finchley, London 
Length: 10 Minutes 40 Secs. 
4. Poems (5) of Max Jacob, FP 59 by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Sarah [Soprano Vocal] Fox ()
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; France 
Venue:  Church of St Michael and All Angels, Sum 
Length: 7 Minutes 50 Secs. 
5. Chansons polonaises (8) by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Magdalena [Soprano (Vocal)] Molendowska (), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; France 
Venue:  All Saints Church, East Finchley, London 
Length: 11 Minutes 1 Secs. 
6. Poèmes (5) d'Eluard by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), John Mark Ainsley ()
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; France 
Venue:  Church of St Michael and All Angels, Sum 
Length: 6 Minutes 7 Secs. 
7. Chansons villageoises (6) by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Thomas Oliemans (), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; France 
Venue:  All Saints Church, East Finchley, London 
Length: 10 Minutes 10 Secs. 
8. Une chanson de porcelaine by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  William Dazeley (), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; France 
Venue:  All Saints Church, East Finchley, London 
Length: 1 Minutes 31 Secs. 
9. Fancy by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Ann Murray (Voice), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; France 
Venue:  Church of St Michael and All Angels, Sum 
Length: 1 Minutes 55 Secs. 
10. La dame de Monte Carlo by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Sarah [Soprano Vocal] Fox ()
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1961; France 
Venue:  Church of St Michael and All Angels, Sum 
Length: 7 Minutes 22 Secs. 

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