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Poulenc: Les Biches, Les Animaux modeles Suite & Sinfonietta / Tingaud, RTE National Symphony


Release Date: 05/11/2018 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573739  
Composer:  Francis Poulenc
Conductor:  Jean-Luc Tingaud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RTE National Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Poulenc wrote two ballets, the suites from which feature on this recording. Fusing together musical styles from various periods and genres enabled him to construct the largely plot-free narrative of ‘Les Biches,’ a sequence of captivating dances that explore many themes which were considered taboo at the time. In ‘Les Animaux modeles,’ Poulenc transforms the animals of La Fontain’s fables into human characters in a patchwork score brimming with color, wit, and self-borrowings. The ‘Sinfonietta’ is playful and light-hearted. From its foundation in 1948 as the Radio Eireann Symphony Orchestra, the RTE National Symphony Orchestra has been at the forefront of symphonic music in Ireland. Today, the RTE National Symphony Orchestra plays a central Read more role in classical music in Ireland through year-long programmes of live performances, schools and educational projects, broadcasts, recordings and new commissions. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Les biches by Francis Poulenc
Conductor:  Jean-Luc Tingaud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RTE National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; France 
2.
Les animaux modčles: Suite by Francis Poulenc
Conductor:  Jean-Luc Tingaud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RTE National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; France 
3.
Sinfonietta by Francis Poulenc
Conductor:  Jean-Luc Tingaud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RTE National Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947-1948; France 

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 Superb programming March 14, 2019 By L. Ackerman (Washington, DC) See All My Reviews "Bringing these pieces together in one CD was great. But I found the performances a bit tame especially in comparison to the classic Pretre (EMI)." Report Abuse
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