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Poulenc: Songs, Vol. 2 - Paul Eluard / Falk, Zuppato

Poulenc / Falk / Zuppato
Release Date: 04/09/2013 
Label:  Md&g (Dabringhaus & Grimm)   Catalog #: 6031776   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Holger FalkAlessandro Zuppardo
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The friendship between the poet Paul Éluard and the composer Francis Poulenc was more than just an artistic relationship. Éluard wrote to Poulenc, "It was first through your music that I really understood my poems"; and it was first through Éluard that Poulenc learned to express the deepest secrets of his personality. On this splendid new release in their Poulenc series, Holger Falk and Alessandro Zuppardo enable us to experience for ourselves the happy symbiosis formed by these two creative artists.

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The less you listen to certain repertoire, the taller classic performances stand. With me that’s true for French art songs generally and Poulenc’s especially, where the
Read more indomitable Gérard Souzay reigns in my ears. But here comes a German baritone whom I hadn’t even heard of, and sings an hour’s worth of a Poulenc recital so well, I fall a bit more in love every time I hear it. Dramatic and nuanced, impeccably articulated, honey-toned, sweeping and musically partnered by Alessandro Zuppardo and his 1901 Steinway, Holger Falk achieves something quite special that impresses and touches me. Highlight among highlights might be the mini-cycle Le travail du peintre.

– Jens F. Laurson, Listen Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Une chanson de porcelaine by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Holger Falk (Baritone), Alessandro Zuppardo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; France 
2.
Tel jour, telle nuit by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Holger Falk (Baritone), Alessandro Zuppardo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936-1937; France 
3.
Poèmes (5) d'Eluard by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Holger Falk (Baritone), Alessandro Zuppardo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; France 
4.
Miroirs brûlants by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Holger Falk (Baritone), Alessandro Zuppardo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938-1939; France 
5.
Métamorphoses (3) by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Holger Falk (Baritone), Alessandro Zuppardo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; France 
6.
Mazurka by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Holger Falk (Baritone), Alessandro Zuppardo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; France 
7.
Main dominée par le coeur by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Holger Falk (Baritone), Alessandro Zuppardo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; France 
8.
Le travail du peintre by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Holger Falk (Baritone), Alessandro Zuppardo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; France 
9.
La fraîcheur et le feu by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Holger Falk (Baritone), Alessandro Zuppardo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; France 
10.
Ce doux petit visage by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Holger Falk (Baritone), Alessandro Zuppardo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; France 
11.
...Mais mourir by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Holger Falk (Baritone), Alessandro Zuppardo (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; France 

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