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Debut French Piano Duets / Fromentin, Plancade


Release Date: 09/10/2002 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 72526   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Georges BizetClaude DebussyGabriel FauréFrancis Poulenc,   ... 
Performer:  Dominique PlancadeLaurence Fromentin
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Fromentin and Plancade maintain a civilised dialogue that is capable, when necessary, of the expressive diversity of a symphony orchestra.

...A duo with brighter prospects consists of French pianists Laurence Fromentin and Dominique Plancade. Their recital of some of the best-known French piano four-hands repertoire is a feast of refinement and delicacy. Technically assured, precise and patient, Fromentin and Plancade maintain a civilised dialogue that is capable, when necessary, of the expressive diversity of a symphony orchestra. Their Ma mere I'oye is wistful and nostalgic, Faure's Dolly Suite fluid and exuberant, and in Bizet's Jeux d'enfants they take one through all the moods of childhood from dreaminess to
Read more hysteria. Performance: 5 (out of 5), Sound: 5 (out of 5)

-- BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1.
Jeux d'enfants, Op. 22 by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Dominique Plancade (Piano), Laurence Fromentin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; France 
2.
Petite suite for Piano 4 hands by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Dominique Plancade (Piano), Laurence Fromentin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1886-1889; France 
3.
Dolly, Op. 56 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Laurence Fromentin (Piano), Dominique Plancade (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1897; France 
4.
Sonata for Piano 4 hands by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Laurence Fromentin (Piano), Dominique Plancade (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; France 
5.
Ma mère l'oye by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Laurence Fromentin (Piano), Dominique Plancade (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
Notes: Composition written: France (1908 - 1910). 

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