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Poulenc: Works For Solo Piano / Eric Parkin


Release Date: 10/22/2002 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 10014   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eric Parkin
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 3 Hours 20 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Eric Parkin's three CDs of Poulenc's piano music have been attractively repackaged and are available for the price of two, making them excellent value for money. Eric Parkin's interpretations of these works have been highly commended: his tasteful and sensitive performances bring out all the nuances of Poulenc's music. 'Parkin manages to charm through his ability to make the music sound effortless.' BBC Music Magazine 'Eric Parkin is an artist of instinctive taste and a refined musical intelligence who is completely inside this idiom: he has plenty of spirit and abundant sensitivity.' The Penguin Complete Guide 'Eric Parkin plays... with clarity, expressiveness, great sensitivity and complete fidelity to all tonal and rhythmic nuances in Read more the text...' Gramophone Recorded in: All Saints' Church, Tooting, London 2 & 3 October 1986 (disc 1) Recorded in: St Jude on the Hill, Hampstead, London 24 & 25 November 1990 (disc 2) Recorded in: West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge 19-21 August 1996 (disc 3) Producer(s) Tim Handley (disc 1) Tim Oldham (disc 2) Mike George (disc 3) Sound Engineer(s) Ralph Couzens (disc 1) Trygg Tryggvason (disc 2) Ben Connellan (disc 3) Andrew Halifax (Assistant: disc 2) Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Suite for Piano in C major by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eric Parkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920/1926; France 
2. Les biches: Adagietto by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eric Parkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; France 
3. Mouvements perpétuels (3) by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eric Parkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; France 
4. Les soirées de Nazelles by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eric Parkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930-1936; France 
5. Valse-improvisation on the name of Bach for Piano by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eric Parkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; France 
6. Badinage by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eric Parkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; France 
7. Napoli by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eric Parkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; France 
8. Humoresque for Piano by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eric Parkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; France 
9. Novelettes (2) for Piano by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eric Parkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927-1928; France 
10. Novelette sur un thème de Manuel de Falla for Piano in E minor by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eric Parkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; France 
11. Villageoises by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eric Parkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; France 
12. Improvisations (10) for Piano, FP 63 by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eric Parkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1934; France 
13. Suite française after Claude Gervaise for Piano by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eric Parkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; France 
14. Presto for Piano in B flat major by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eric Parkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; France 
15. Pieces (3) for Piano by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eric Parkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928/1953; France 
16. L'éventail de Jeanne: Pastourelle by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eric Parkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; France 
17. Feuillets d'album (3) by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eric Parkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; France 
18. Pièce brève sur le nom d'Albert Roussel for Piano by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eric Parkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; France 
19. Française by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eric Parkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; France 
20. Nocturnes (8) for Piano by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eric Parkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929-1938; France 
21. Valse for Piano by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eric Parkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; France 
22. Impromptus (5) for Piano by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eric Parkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920/1939; France 
23. Bourrée au pavillon d'Auvergne for Piano by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eric Parkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; France 
24. Promenades (10) by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eric Parkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; France 
25. Intermezzi (3) for Piano by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eric Parkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934-1943; France 
26. Improvisations (2) for Piano, FP 113: no 1 in G minor [no 11] by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eric Parkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; France 
27. Improvisations (2) for Piano, FP 113: no 2 in E flat major "Hommage à Schubert" [no 12] by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eric Parkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; France 
28. Improvisations (2) for Piano, FP 170: no 1 in A minor [no 13] by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eric Parkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; France 
29. Improvisations (2) for Piano, FP 170: no 2 in D flat major [no 14] by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eric Parkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; France 
30. Improvisation for Piano no 15 in C minor, FP 176 "Hommage à Edith Piaf" by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eric Parkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; France 
31. Mélancolie by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eric Parkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; France 
32. Thème varié for Piano by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eric Parkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; France 
33. Les biches: Rondeau by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eric Parkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; France 
34. Les biches: Andantino by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eric Parkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; France 
35. Le bal masqué: Intermède by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eric Parkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; France 
36. Le bal masqué: Caprice for Piano by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Eric Parkin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; France 

Sound Samples

Suite in C major: I. Presto
Suite in C major: II. Andante
Suite in C major: III. Vif
Les biches (arr. for piano): Les biches: Adagietto (arr. for piano)
3 Mouvements perpetuels: No. 1. Assez modere
3 Mouvements perpetuels: No. 2. Andante
3 Mouvements perpetuels: No. 3. Alerte
Les soirees de Nazelles: Preambule
Les soirees de Nazelles: Cadence
Les soirees de Nazelles: Variation 1: Le Comble de la distinction
Les soirees de Nazelles: Variation 2: Le Coeur sur la main
Les soirees de Nazelles: Variation 3: La Desinvolture et la Discretion
Les soirees de Nazelles: Variation 4: Le Gout du malheur
Les soirees de Nazelles: Variation 5: L'Alerte Vieillesse
Les soirees de Nazelles: Cadence
Les soirees de Nazelles: Final
Intermezzo in A flat major
Valse-improvisation sur le nom de Bach
3 Pieces: No. 1. Pastorale
3 Pieces: No. 2. Hymne
3 Pieces: No. 3. Toccata
Badinage
Napoli: I. Barcarolle
Napoli: II. Nocturne
Napoli: III. Caprice italien
Humoresque
2 Novelettes: No. 1. Novelette in C major
2 Novelettes: No. 2. Novelette in B flat minor
Novelette sur un theme de Manuel de Falla
Villageoises: I. Valse tyrolienne
Villageoises: II. Staccato
Villageoises: III. Rustique
Villageoises: IV. Polka
Villageoises: V. Petite ronde
Villageoises: VI. Coda
Improvisations: Improvisation No. 1 in B minor
Improvisations: Improvisation No. 2 in A flat major
Improvisations: Improvisation No. 3 in B minor
Improvisations: Improvisation No. 4 in A flat major
Improvisations: Improvisation No. 5 in A minor
Improvisations: Improvisation No. 6 in B flat major
Improvisations: Improvisation No. 7 in C major
Improvisations: Improvisation No. 8 in A minor
Improvisations: Improvisation No. 9 in D major
Improvisations: Improvisation No. 10 in F major, "Eloge des gammes"
Improvisations: Improvisation No. 11 in G minor
Improvisations: Improvisation No. 12 in E flat major, "Hommage a Schubert"
Improvisations: Improvisation No. 13 in A minor
Improvisations: Improvisation No. 14 in D flat major
Improvisations: Improvisation No. 15 in C minor, "Hommage a Edith Piaf"
2 Intermezzi: Intermezzo No. 2 in D flat major
2 Intermezzi: Intermezzo No. 1 in C major
Suite francaise: I. Bransle de Bourgogne
Suite francaise: II. Pavane
Suite francaise: III. Petite marche militaire
Suite francaise: IV. Complainte
Suite francaise: V. Bransle de Champagne
Suite francaise: VI. Sicilienne
Suite francaise: VII. Carillon
Presto in B flat major
Melancolie
Theme variee: Theme: Tres calme et sans hate
Theme variee: Variation 2: Noble
Theme variee: Variation 3: Pastorale
Theme variee: Variation 5: Melancolique
Theme variee: Variation 6: Ironique
Theme variee: Variation 7: Elegiaque
Theme variee: Variation 8: Volubile
Theme variee: Variation 10: Sybilline
Theme variee: Variation 11: Finale

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