Poulenc: Complete Songs for Voice & Piano / Beaudin, Fuchs, Guilmette, Boulianne, Boucher, Le Roux, Godin

Release Date: 10/15/2013
Catalog Number: ACD2 2688
Composer: Francis Poulenc
Number of Discs: 5

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$29.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
ATMA Classique proudly announces a landmark recording of Francis Poulenc’s complete works for voice and piano, featuring pianist Olivier Godin and singers Pascale Beaudin, Julie Fuchs, Hélène Guilmette, Julie Boulianne, Marc Boucher, and François Le Roux. This milestone album is a joint production between ATMA, CLEF (Centre lyrique d’expression française) and the Festival Classica, and features the first-ever recording of three unpublished songs by Poulenc.

This recording consists of works that were recorded by Johanne Goyette during the 2012-2013 season in the Salle Françoys-Bernier at the Domaine Forget in the Charlevoix region of Québec, and boasts an exceptional acoustic uniformity for a project of this scope.

Monsieur Benoît Seringe, secretary-general of the Amis de Francis Poulenc, considers ATMA’s initiative – the first complete recording of these works by Francophone singers – to be “an event of prime importance in this year’s commemorations of the 50th anniversary of the death of Francis Poulenc.”

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REVIEW:

François Le Roux has been one of the foremost in revealing the delights and diversity of Poulenc’s songs during recent decades. His participation in this five-disc set, both as baritone and as author of a perceptive introductory essay, is of particular value.

Canadian baritone Marc Boucher is a good foil to Le Roux throughout the set, exercising a smooth lyrical talent and expressive pungency. Alongside Le Roux and Boucher there are three sopranos and a mezzo, all nicely contrasted in timbre and temperament, and Olivier Godin is the remarkably versatile, stylishly observant pianist.

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Works on This Recording
1. Poèmes (3) de Louise de Vilmorin by Francis Poulenc
Performer: Olivier Godin (Piano), Julie Fuchs
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1937 ; France
2. Le bestiaire by Francis Poulenc
Period: 20th Century
3. La Puce by Francis Poulenc
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1960 ; France
4. Mélodies 1956 (2) by Francis Poulenc
Performer: Olivier Godin (Piano), Pascale Beaudin
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1956 ; France
5. Banalités by Francis Poulenc
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1940 ; France
6. Poèmes (3) de Louise Lalanne by Francis Poulenc
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1931 ; France
7. Cocardes by Francis Poulenc
Performer: Olivier Godin (Piano), Pascale Beaudin
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1919 ; France
8. Toréador by Francis Poulenc
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1918/1932 ; France
9. Poèmes (4) d'Apollinaire by Francis Poulenc
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1931 ; France
10. Montparnasse by Francis Poulenc
Performer: Olivier Godin (Piano), Julie Boulianne
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1941-1945 ; France
11. Hyde Park by Francis Poulenc
Performer: Olivier Godin (Piano), Julie Boulianne
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1945 ; France
12. Poems (4) of Max Jacob by Francis Poulenc
Performer: Olivier Godin (Piano), Pascale Beaudin
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1922 ; USA
13. Chansons pour enfants (4) by Francis Poulenc
Performer: Olivier Godin (Piano), Pascale Beaudin
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1934 ; France
14. La courte paille by Francis Poulenc
Performer: Olivier Godin (Piano), Pascale Beaudin
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1960 ; France
15. Fancy by Francis Poulenc
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1959 ; France
16. Viens! - Une Flûte Invisible, song for voice & piano (unpublished) by Francis Poulenc
Period: Modern
Written: 1913 ;
17. Airs (4) chantés by Francis Poulenc
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1927-1928 ; France
18. Tel jour, telle nuit by Francis Poulenc
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1936-1937 ; France
19. Poems (5) of Max Jacob, FP 59 by Francis Poulenc
Performer: Olivier Godin (Piano), Julie Fuchs
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1931 ; France
20. ...Mais mourir by Francis Poulenc
Performer: Julie Boulianne, Olivier Godin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1947 ; France
21. Paul et Virginie by Francis Poulenc
Performer: Julie Boulianne, Olivier Godin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1946 ; France
22. Pierrot by Francis Poulenc
Period: 20th Century
23. Rosemonde by Francis Poulenc
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1954 ; France
24. Miroirs brûlants by Francis Poulenc
Performer: Pascale Beaudin, Olivier Godin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1938-1939 ; France
25. Fiançailles pour rire by Francis Poulenc
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1939 ; France
26. Calligrammes by Francis Poulenc
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1948 ; France
27. Chansons (3) de Lorca by Francis Poulenc
Performer: Pascale Beaudin, Olivier Godin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1947 ; France
28. Mouvements du coeur: Les bijoux aux poitrines, FP 145 by Francis Poulenc
Period: Modern
Written: 1949 ;
29. Dernier poème by Francis Poulenc
Performer: Pascale Beaudin, Olivier Godin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1956 ; France
30. Priez pour paix by Francis Poulenc
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1938 ; France
31. Le disparu by Francis Poulenc
Performer: Julie Fuchs, Olivier Godin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1947 ; France
32. Vocalise, for voice & piano, FP 44 by Francis Poulenc
Period: Modern
Written: 1927 ;
33. Poèmes (5) d'Eluard by Francis Poulenc
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1935 ; France
34. Poèmes (2) d'Aragon by Francis Poulenc
Performer: Olivier Godin (Piano), Pascale Beaudin
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1943 ; France
35. Le travail du peintre by Francis Poulenc
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1956 ; France
36. Métamorphoses (3) by Francis Poulenc
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1943 ; France
37. Chansons gaillardes (8) by Francis Poulenc
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1925-1926 ; France
38. Poèmes (2) d'Apollinaire by Francis Poulenc
Performer: Julie Boulianne, Olivier Godin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1938 ; France
39. Ce doux petit visage by Francis Poulenc
Performer: Julie Fuchs, Olivier Godin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1939 ; France
40. Main dominée par le coeur by Francis Poulenc
Performer: Julie Boulianne, Olivier Godin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1947 ; France
41. Léocadia: Les chemins de l'amour by Francis Poulenc
Performer: Olivier Godin (Piano), Pascale Beaudin
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1940 ; France
42. Colloque by Francis Poulenc
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1940 ; France
43. La fraîcheur et le feu by Francis Poulenc
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1950 ; France
44. La grenouillère by Francis Poulenc
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1938 ; France
45. Le portrait by Francis Poulenc
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1938 ; France
46. Bleuet by Francis Poulenc
Performer: Olivier Godin (Piano), Pascale Beaudin
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1939 ; France
47. Poèmes (5) de Ronsard by Francis Poulenc
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1924-1925 ; France
48. A sa guitare by Francis Poulenc
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1935 ; France
49. Hymne by Francis Poulenc
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1949 ; France
50. Épitaphe by Francis Poulenc
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1930 ; France
51. Une chanson de porcelaine by Francis Poulenc
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1958 ; France
52. Le voyage en Amérique, film score: Chanson de Marin (Inédit) by Francis Poulenc
Performer: Olivier Godin (Piano), Julie Fuchs
Period: Modern
Written: 1951 ;
53. Chansons polonaises (8) by Francis Poulenc
Performer: Julie Boulianne, Olivier Godin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1934 ; France
54. Chansons villageoises (6) by Francis Poulenc
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1942 ; France
55. Parisiana by Francis Poulenc
Performer: Pascale Beaudin, Olivier Godin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1954 ; France
56. La dame de Monte Carlo by Francis Poulenc
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1961 ; France
57. Nos souvenirs qui chantent, song for voice & piano, FP 182 by Francis Poulenc
Period: Modern
58. Petite complainte, for 2 voices & piano (unpublished) by Francis Poulenc
Period: Modern
59. Vive Nadia by Francis Poulenc
Period: 20th Century
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