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Poulenc: Complete Songs Vol 3 / Milne, Anderson, Murray, Fox, Oliemans, Lemalu, Martineau

Poulenc / Milne / Anderson / Murray / Lemalu
Release Date: 11/22/2011 
Label:  Signum U.k.   Catalog #: 272  
Composer:  Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Sarah FoxMalcolm MartineauThomas OliemansLorna Anderson,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Composing over 150 works for piano and voice over a period of 44 years, the songs of Francis Poulenc remain consistently popular to concert audiences the world over. Varying in their individual style and character in a way that defies generalization, Poulenc set music to a wide range of different French poetry – both ancient and modern, and from the serious to the surreal. This is the third release in our series that will build to encompass the complete songs of Francis Poulenc – performed by some of the greatest singers of the day and accompanied by the exceptional Malcolm Martineau.

Praise for the first disc includes:
"Lisa Milne performs wonderfully throughout this Poulenc disc. She really sings the French as
Read more to the Manoir born … A nicely balanced and arranged recital for all of these voices, so a promising start to this new Poulenc series." Hilary Finch and Andrew McGregor, cD Review, BBc Radio 3
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Works on This Recording

1. Airs (4) chantés by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Sarah Fox (Soprano), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927-1928; France 
2. Colloque by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Thomas Oliemans (Baritone), Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Lorna Anderson (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; France 
3. Mazurka by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Thomas Oliemans (Baritone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; France 
4. La grenouillère by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Ann Murray (Mezzo Soprano), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; France 
5. Montparnasse by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Thomas Oliemans (Baritone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941-1945; France 
6. Hyde Park by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Thomas Oliemans (Baritone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; France 
7. Mélodies (2) de Apollinaire: no 1, Le pont by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Robert Murray (Tenor), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; France 
8. Mélodies (2) de Apollinaire: no 2, Un poème by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Thomas Oliemans (Baritone)
9. Le portrait by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  John Mark Ainsley (Tenor), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; France 
10. Miroirs brûlants by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Sarah Fox (Soprano), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938-1939; France 
11. ...Mais mourir by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  John Mark Ainsley (Tenor), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; France 
12. Main dominée par le coeur by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Thomas Oliemans (Baritone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; France 
13. La fraîcheur et le feu by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  John Mark Ainsley (Tenor), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; France 
14. Calligrammes by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Malcolm Martineau (Piano), Thomas Oliemans (Baritone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; France 
15. Mélodies 1956 (2): no 1, La souris by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Lisa Milne (Soprano), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; France 
16. Chansons pour enfants (4): no 4, Monsieur Sans Souci by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Jonathan Lemalu (Bass Baritone), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; France 
17. Chansons pour enfants (4): no 1, Nous voulons une petite... by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Lorna Anderson (Soprano), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; France 

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