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Poulenc: Chamber Music / Levine, Ensemble Wien-Berlin


Release Date: 10/20/1989 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 427639   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Francis Poulenc
Performer:  James LevineHansJörg SchellenbergerMilan TurkovicKarl Leister,   ... 
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Wien-Berlin
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The piquant charms of Poulenc shine through with James Levine at the piano accompanying the varied winds of the esteemed Ensemble Wien-Berlin for a scintillating hour-plus of lovely chamber music beautifully played.

[Karl Leister's] Poulenc Sonata with pianist James Levine is intimate and expressive. He also plays in a wonderful reading of Poulenc's Sextet in that recording, Levine and Ensemble Wien-Berlin.

-- Alexander J. Morin, Classical Music: The Essential Listening Companion
The piquant charms of Poulenc shine through with James Levine at the piano accompanying the varied winds of the esteemed Ensemble Wien-Berlin for a scintillating hour-plus of lovely chamber music beautifully played.

[Karl Leister's] Poulenc Sonata with pianist James Levine is intimate and expressive. He also plays in a wonderful reading of Poulenc's Sextet in that recording, Levine and Ensemble Wien-Berlin.

-- Alexander J. Morin, Classical Music: The Essential Listening Companion Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  James Levine (Piano), HansJörg Schellenberger (Oboe), Milan Turkovic (Bassoon)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Wien-Berlin
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; France 
Date of Recording: 04/1989 
Venue:  Aula der Universität, Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 13 Minutes 13 Secs. 
2.
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  James Levine (Piano), Karl Leister (Clarinet)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Wien-Berlin
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; France 
Date of Recording: 04/1989 
Venue:  Aula der Universität, Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 14 Minutes 28 Secs. 
3.
Elégie for Horn and Piano by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Günter Högner (French Horn), James Levine (Piano)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Wien-Berlin
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; France 
Date of Recording: 04/1989 
Venue:  Aula der Universität, Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 11 Minutes 8 Secs. 
4.
Sextet for Piano, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Horn by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Wolfgang Schulz (Flute), HansJörg Schellenberger (Oboe), Karl Leister (Clarinet),
Günter Högner (French Horn), James Levine (Piano), Milan Turkovic (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Wien-Berlin
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1939; France 
Date of Recording: 04/1989 
Venue:  Aula der Universität, Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 18 Minutes 3 Secs. 
5.
Sonata for Flute and Piano by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  James Levine (Piano), Wolfgang Schulz (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956-1957; France 

Sound Samples

Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano: 1. Presto
Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano: 2. Andante
Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano: 3. Rondo
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano: 1. Allegro tristement
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano: 2. Romanza
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano: 3. Allegro con fuoco
Elegy for Horn and Piano: Très calme
Sonata for Flute and Piano: 1. Allegro malincolico
Sonata for Flute and Piano: 2. Cantilena
Sonata for Flute and Piano: 3. Presto giocoso
Sextuor for piano, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon & horn: 1. Allegro vivace
Sextuor for piano, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon & horn: 2. Divertissement
Sextuor for piano, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon & horn: 3. Finale

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