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Gounod: Petite Symphony; Poulenc, Ibert / Athena Ensemble


Release Date: 10/28/1992 
Label:  Chandos Collect Catalog #: 6543   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Charles GounodFrancis PoulencJacques Ibert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Athena Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 47 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The polished and affectionate playing of the Athena Ensemble in Ibert’s Three Pieces breves is admirable on Chandos CHAN 6543 c/w Gounod Petit symphonie and Poulenc Sextet.

-- Michael Cookson, MusicWeb International
The polished and affectionate playing of the Athena Ensemble in Ibert’s Three Pieces breves is admirable on Chandos CHAN 6543 c/w Gounod Petit symphonie and Poulenc Sextet.

-- Michael Cookson, MusicWeb International
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Works on This Recording

1. Petite Symphonie for 9 Winds in B flat major by Charles Gounod
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Athena Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; France 
2. Sextet for Piano, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Horn by Francis Poulenc
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Athena Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1939; France 
3. Pièces brèves (3) for Wind Quintet by Jacques Ibert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Athena Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; France 

Sound Samples

Petite Symphonie: I. Adagio et allegretto
Petite Symphonie: II. Andante cantabile
Petite Symphonie: III. Scherzo
Petite Symphonie: IV. Finale
Sextet, FP 100: I. Allegro vivace: Tres vite et emporte
Sextet, FP 100: II. Divertissement: Andantino
Sextet, FP 100: III. Finale: Prestissimo
3 Pieces breves: I. Allegro
3 Pieces breves: II. Andante
3 Pieces breves: III. Assai lent - Allegro scherzando

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