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Poulenc: Complete Chamber Music Vol 3


Release Date: 07/18/2000 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8553613   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Francis Poulenc
Performer:  François ChaplinAlexandre TharaudLaurent LefèvreRonald van Spaendonck,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Naxos' triumphant march through Poulenc's complete chamber music continues with this latest release containing, among a host of smaller items, a smashing performance of the magnificent Sonata for Two Pianos, one of the composer's greatest large works in any medium. Alexandre Tharaud and Francis Chaplin play beautifully; their performance is a touch less expansive than Fèvier/Tacchino on EMI, but still hypnotically seductive in the slow introduction and third movement, while the faster music has the right rhythmic skittishness and crisp articulation. The other outstanding performance here is the Sonata for horn, trumpet, and trombone. This awkward but charming piece has seldom sounded better balanced and more natural (not to mention in Read more tune), and it's very well recorded in a warm acoustic. The other pieces are trifles, but no less enjoyable for that. Another winner.

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Le bal masqué: Capriccio for 2 Pianos by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  François Chaplin (Piano), Alexandre Tharaud (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; France 
Venue:  Temple du Bon Secours, Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Notes: Temple du Bon Secours, Paris, France (1995 - 1997) 
2. Sonata for 2 Pianos by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Alexandre Tharaud (Piano), François Chaplin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; France 
Venue:  Temple du Bon Secours, Paris, France 
Length: 20 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Notes: Temple du Bon Secours, Paris, France (1995 - 1997) 
3. L'embarquement pour Cythère for 2 Pianos by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Alexandre Tharaud (Piano), François Chaplin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; France 
Venue:  Temple du Bon Secours, Paris, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Notes: Temple du Bon Secours, Paris, France (1995 - 1997) 
4. Sonata for Piano 4 hands by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  François Chaplin (Piano), Alexandre Tharaud (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; France 
Venue:  Temple du Bon Secours, Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Notes: Temple du Bon Secours, Paris, France (1995 - 1997) 
5. Sonata for Clarinet and Bassoon by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Laurent Lefèvre (Bassoon), Ronald van Spaendonck (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922/1945; France 
Venue:  Temple du Bon Secours, Paris, France 
Length: 7 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Notes: Temple du Bon Secours, Paris, France (1995 - 1997) 
6. Sonata for Horn, Trumpet and Trombone by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Jacques Mauger (Trombone), Guy Touvron (Trumpet), Hervé Joulain (French Horn)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922/1945; France 
Venue:  Temple du Bon Secours, Paris, France 
Length: 9 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Notes: Temple du Bon Secours, Paris, France (1995 - 1997) 
7. Élégie for Piano, FP 175 by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Alexandre Tharaud (Piano), François Chaplin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; France 
Venue:  Temple du Bon Secours, Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Notes: Temple du Bon Secours, Paris, France (1995 - 1997) 
8. Sonata for 2 Clarinets, FP 7 by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Ronald van Spaendonck (Clarinet), André Moisan (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918/1945; France 
Venue:  Temple du Bon Secours, Paris, France 
Length: 19 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: Temple du Bon Secours, Paris, France (1995 - 1997) 

Sound Samples

Capriccio: d'apres Le bal masque for Two Pianos
Sonata for 2 Pianos: Prologue: Extremement lent et calme
Sonata for 2 Pianos: Allegro molto: Tres rythme
Sonata for 2 Pianos: Andante lyrico: Lentement
Sonata for 2 Pianos: Epilogue: Allegro giocosco
Elegie for 2 Pianos: Elegie for Two Pianos
L'embarquement pour Cythere
Sonata for Piano 4 hands: Prelude: Modere
Sonata for Piano 4 hands: Rustique: Naif et lent
Sonata for Piano 4 hands: Final: Tres vite
Sonata for 2 Clarinets: Presto
Sonata for 2 Clarinets: Andant: Tres lent
Sonata for 2 Clarinets: Vif: Vite, avec joie
Sonata for Clarinet and Bassoon: Allegro: Tres rythme
Sonata for Clarinet and Bassoon: Romance: Andante tres doux
Sonata for Clarinet and Bassoon: Final: Tres Anime
Sonata for Horn, Trumpet and Trombone: Allegro moderato: Grazioso
Sonata for Horn, Trumpet and Trombone: Andante: Tres lent
Sonata for Horn, Trumpet and Trombone: Rondeau: Anime

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