Poulenc: Works For Solo Piano / Eric Parkin

Release Date: 10/22/2002
Label: Chandos
Catalog Number: CHAN 10014(3)
Composer: Francis Poulenc
Performer: Eric Parkin
Number of Discs: 3

Physical Format:

CD
In Stock
$29.99
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 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)
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
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