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Poulenc: Piano Melodies / Tacchino


Release Date: 11/17/2017 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 564145  
Composer:  Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Gabriel Tacchino
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

French pianist Gabriel Tacchino, pupil of Jacques Février and Francis Poulenc – was, in fact, Poulenc’s only pupil. He has concertized and held master classes all over the world – especially in China, Japan, France, and Switzerland. He became a specialist of Poulenc’s piano music – among other repertoires – and recorded a landmark complete piano works by Poulenc for EMI between 1966 and 1985. This compilation gathers recording extracts from this edition plus two newly recorded pieces: Les Chemins de l’amour and Rustique from Sonata for four hands. French pianist Gabriel Tacchino, pupil of Jacques Février and Francis Poulenc – was, in fact, Poulenc’s only pupil. He has concertized and held master classes all over the world – especially in China, Japan, France, and Switzerland. He became a specialist of Poulenc’s piano music – among other repertoires – and recorded a landmark complete piano works by Poulenc for EMI between 1966 and 1985. This compilation gathers recording extracts from this edition plus two newly recorded pieces: Les Chemins de l’amour and Rustique from Sonata for four hands. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Improvisation for Piano no 15 in C minor, FP 176 "Hommage à Edith Piaf" by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Gabriel Tacchino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; France 
2.
Mélancolie by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Gabriel Tacchino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; France 
3.
Mouvements perpétuels (3) by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Gabriel Tacchino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; France 
4.
Novelette sur un thème de Manuel de Falla for Piano in E minor by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Gabriel Tacchino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; France 
5.
Improvisations (2) for Piano, FP 113: no 2 in E flat major "Hommage à Schubert" [no 12] by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Gabriel Tacchino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; France 
6.
Française by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Gabriel Tacchino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; France 
7.
L'éventail de Jeanne: Pastourelle by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Gabriel Tacchino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; France 
8.
Presto for Piano in B flat major by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Gabriel Tacchino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; France 
9.
Nocturnes (8) for Piano: no 1 in C major by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Gabriel Tacchino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; France 
10.
Nocturnes (8) for Piano: no 7 in E-Flat Major "Assez allant" by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Gabriel Tacchino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
11.
Improvisations (2) for Piano, FP 170: no 1 in A minor [no 13] by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Gabriel Tacchino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; France 
12.
Suite française after Claude Gervaise for Piano: no 5, Bransle de Champagne by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Gabriel Tacchino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; France 
13.
Suite française after Claude Gervaise for Piano: no 6, Sicilienne by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Gabriel Tacchino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; France 
14.
Valse for Piano by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Gabriel Tacchino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; France 
15.
Novelettes (2) for Piano: no 1 in C major by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Gabriel Tacchino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927-1928; France 
16.
Suite française after Claude Gervaise for Piano: no 1, Bransle de Bourgogne by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Gabriel Tacchino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; France 
17.
Villageoises by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Gabriel Tacchino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; France 
18.
Nocturnes (8) for Piano: no 4 in C minor "Bal fantôme" by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Gabriel Tacchino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; France 
19.
Improvisations (10) for Piano, FP 63: no 7 in C major by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Gabriel Tacchino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; France 
20.
Improvisations (10) for Piano, FP 63: no 2 in A flat major by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Gabriel Tacchino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; France 
21.
Bourrée au pavillon d'Auvergne for Piano by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Gabriel Tacchino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; France 
22.
Suite for Piano in C major: I. Presto by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Gabriel Tacchino (Piano)
23.
Impromptus (5) for Piano: no 3 by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Gabriel Tacchino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
24.
Novelettes (2) for Piano: no 2 "Très rapide et rythmé" by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Gabriel Tacchino (Piano)
25.
Pieces (3) for Piano: no 2, Toccata by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Gabriel Tacchino (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928/1953; France 

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