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Poulenc: Aubade, Les Biches, Etc / Dutoit, Rogé, Et Al


Release Date: 02/09/1999 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 452937   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Pascal Rogé
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In full neoclassic mode as in the opening bars of 'Les Biches,' Francis Poulenc sounds quite a bit like Igor Stravinsky. (It's the predominance of wind instruments and the careful attention to instrumental voicing.) He shifts modes easily, and the shadow of Stravinsky disappears as smoothly as it came. Poulenc has often been taken to be a composer of trifles, of light music. His elegance and wit came at a time when music had to be profound and atonal to be taken seriously. Yet in Paris between the wars, Poulenc's music fared well. Each of his works is an evocative, tuneful jewel, unabashedly tonal yet filled with inventive chromatic turns.
Most of the music presented here is dance music in one way or another: 'Les Biches,' and 'Les
Read more Animaux modèles' are ballet suites, and most of the short pieces are from collaborative ballet scores. 'Aubade' is a "choreographic concerto" for piano and eighteen instruments. Conductor Charles Dutoit, pianist Pascal Rogé, and the Orchestre National de France are experienced Poulenc interpreters who have recorded most of his music, and Poulenc's tuneful ballets could hardly ask for more devoted exponents. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Aubade for Piano and 18 instruments by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Pascal Rogé (Piano)
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; France 
Date of Recording: 01/10/1996 
Venue:  Salle Wagram, Paris, France 
Length: 20 Minutes 11 Secs. 
2.
Les biches: Suite by Francis Poulenc
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939-1940; France 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Salle Wagram, Paris, France 
Length: 19 Minutes 54 Secs. 
3.
Les animaux modèles: Suite by Francis Poulenc
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; France 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Salle Wagram, Paris, France 
Length: 20 Minutes 36 Secs. 
4.
L'éventail de Jeanne: Pastourelle by Francis Poulenc
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; France 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Salle Wagram, Paris, France 
Length: 1 Minutes 53 Secs. 
5.
La guirlande de Campra: Matelote provençale by Francis Poulenc
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; France 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Salle Wagram, Paris, France 
Length: 1 Minutes 23 Secs. 
6.
Valse for Piano by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Pascal Rogé (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; France 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Salle Wagram, Paris, France 
Length: 1 Minutes 48 Secs. 
7.
Les mariés de la tour Eiffel: Discours du général by Francis Poulenc
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Salle Wagram, Paris, France 
Length: 0 Minutes 56 Secs. 
8.
Les mariés de la tour Eiffel: La baigneuse de Trouville by Francis Poulenc
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Salle Wagram, Paris, France 
Length: 1 Minutes 50 Secs. 
9.
Preludes posthumes (2) et une gnossienne by Francis Poulenc
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 12/1995 
Venue:  Salle Wagram, Paris, France 
Length: 9 Minutes 18 Secs. 

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