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Les Anges Musiciens - Poulenc Melodies / Sophie Karthauser

Poulenc / Karthauser / Asti
Release Date: 04/08/2014 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 902179   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Sophie KarthäuserEugene Asti
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Francis Poulenc's songs are among the most beautiful and accomplished in the entire French repertoire. A friend of poets like Apollinaire, Éluard, Aragon and Louise de Vilmorin, he was constantly alert to their imaginative worlds and their mystery. The voluptuous or nostalgic nonchalance, the gentle melancholy or the impertinent flippancy of these works never appear to take themselves seriously, and invariably represent the highest art. On this recording, the renowned Belgian soprano Sophie Karthäuser returns to harmonia mundi for her first recital program, performing a generous selection of Poulenc's Mélodies. Francis Poulenc's songs are among the most beautiful and accomplished in the entire French repertoire. A friend of poets like Apollinaire, Éluard, Aragon and Louise de Vilmorin, he was constantly alert to their imaginative worlds and their mystery. The voluptuous or nostalgic nonchalance, the gentle melancholy or the impertinent flippancy of these works never appear to take themselves seriously, and invariably represent the highest art. On this recording, the renowned Belgian soprano Sophie Karthäuser returns to harmonia mundi for her first recital program, performing a generous selection of Poulenc's Mélodies. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Poèmes (2) d'Aragon by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Sophie Karthäuser (), Eugene Asti (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; France 
Date of Recording: 06/2013 
Venue:  Siemens-Villa (Herrenhaus Correns). Berl 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
2. Bleuet by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eugene Asti (Piano), Sophie Karthäuser ()
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; France 
Date of Recording: 06/2013 
Venue:  Siemens-Villa (Herrenhaus Correns). Berl 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
3. Banalités: no 4, Voyage à Paris by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eugene Asti (Piano), Sophie Karthäuser ()
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; France 
Date of Recording: 06/2013 
Venue:  Siemens-Villa (Herrenhaus Correns). Berl 
Length: 0 Minutes 55 Secs. 
4. Montparnasse by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Sophie Karthäuser (), Eugene Asti (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941-1945; France 
Date of Recording: 06/2013 
Venue:  Siemens-Villa (Herrenhaus Correns). Berl 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
5. Banalités: no 2, Hôtel by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eugene Asti (Piano), Sophie Karthäuser ()
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; France 
Date of Recording: 06/2013 
Venue:  Siemens-Villa (Herrenhaus Correns). Berl 
Length: 1 Minutes 58 Secs. 
6. Poèmes (3) de Louise Lalanne by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eugene Asti (Piano), Sophie Karthäuser ()
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; France 
Date of Recording: 06/2013 
Venue:  Siemens-Villa (Herrenhaus Correns). Berl 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
7. Ce doux petit visage by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Sophie Karthäuser (), Eugene Asti (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; France 
Date of Recording: 06/2013 
Venue:  Siemens-Villa (Herrenhaus Correns). Berl 
Length: 1 Minutes 41 Secs. 
8. Main dominée par le coeur by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eugene Asti (Piano), Sophie Karthäuser ()
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; France 
Date of Recording: 06/2013 
Venue:  Siemens-Villa (Herrenhaus Correns). Berl 
Length: 1 Minutes 19 Secs. 
9. Tel jour, telle nuit by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eugene Asti (Piano), Sophie Karthäuser ()
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936-1937; France 
Date of Recording: 06/2013 
Venue:  Siemens-Villa (Herrenhaus Correns). Berl 
Length: 11 Minutes 22 Secs. 
10. Vocalise, for voice & piano, FP 44 by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eugene Asti (Piano), Sophie Karthäuser ()
Period: Modern 
Written: 1927 
Date of Recording: 06/2013 
Venue:  Siemens-Villa (Herrenhaus Correns). Berl 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
11. Fiançailles pour rire by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eugene Asti (Piano), Sophie Karthäuser ()
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; France 
Date of Recording: 06/2013 
Venue:  Siemens-Villa (Herrenhaus Correns). Berl 
Length: 11 Minutes 57 Secs. 
12. Fancy by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Sophie Karthäuser (), Eugene Asti (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; France 
Date of Recording: 06/2013 
Venue:  Siemens-Villa (Herrenhaus Correns). Berl 
Length: 1 Minutes 36 Secs. 
13. La courte paille by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eugene Asti (Piano), Sophie Karthäuser ()
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; France 
Date of Recording: 06/2013 
Venue:  Siemens-Villa (Herrenhaus Correns). Berl 
Length: 9 Minutes 23 Secs. 
14. A sa guitare by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Sophie Karthäuser (), Eugene Asti (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; France 
Date of Recording: 06/2013 
Venue:  Siemens-Villa (Herrenhaus Correns). Berl 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
15. Léocadia: Les chemins de l'amour by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Sophie Karthäuser (), Eugene Asti (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; France 
Date of Recording: 06/2013 
Venue:  Siemens-Villa (Herrenhaus Correns). Berl 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 

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