Poulenc Piano

Gabriel Tacchino - Poulenc: Piano Melodies (2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Dec. 6, 2017
Gabriel Tacchino - Poulenc: Piano Melodies (2017)

Gabriel Tacchino - Poulenc: Piano Melodies (2017)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 01:06:45 | 167 MB
Label: Warner Classics

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. Gabriel Tacchino is a French pianist, pupil of Jacques Février and Francis Poulenc – in fact he was Poulenc’s only pupil. He has concerts and 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. Gabriel Tacchino is releasing this compilation “to popularise these magnificent works, while still doing justice to the mixture of frivolity and seriousness”
Louis Lortie, Helene Mercier, BBC Philharmonic, Edward Gardner - Francis Poulenc: Piano Concertos; Aubade (2015)

Francis Poulenc - Piano Concertos; Aubade (2015)
Louis Lortie, piano; Hélène Mercier, piano; BBC Philharmonic, conducted by Edward Gardner

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 278 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 183 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN10875 | Time: 01:12:43

After a successful cycle of Chopin works for solo piano, exclusive Chandos artist Louis Lortie plays here works by Poulenc with his duet partner Hélène Mercier. In Aubade and the two concertos they are joined by Edward Gardner and the BBC Philharmonic.
Emmanuel Chabrier - España, Pièces pour Piano, La Sulamite (Indispensable de Diapason) (2017)

Emmanuel Chabrier - España, Pièces pour Piano, La Sulamite (Indispensable de Diapason) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers | 313 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 182 mb
Classical, Piano | Label: Les indispensables de Diapason / DIAP093

Quelle mouche teutonne a donc piqué Emmanuel Chabrier ? En novembre 1880, à son retour d’un Tristan et Isolde à Munich, cet enragé du wagnérisme (comme ses amis Vincent d’Indy, Charles Lamoureux, Stéphane Mallarmé, etc.) démissionne de son emploi au Ministère de l’Intérieur et ne veut plus être que compositeur.
Elora Festival Singers, Noel Edison - Francis Poulenc: Mass in G major; Sept Chansons; Motets (2015)

Elora Festival Singers, Noel Edison - Poulenc: Mass in G major; Sept Chansons; Motets (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 197 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Naxos | # 8.572978 | Time: 00:54:11

Brought up in the Roman Catholic faith, which he abandoned in 1917 following the death of his father, Poulenc returned to the Church in 1936 after the death of his close friend and fellow composer Pierre-Octave Ferroud. Together these events caused a spiritual crisis in Poulenc’s life which led to a series of important compositions for chorus. The powerful Mass in G major, dedicated to the memory of his father, is notable for its daring use of tonality, though the playfulness of Poulenc’s ‘Les Six’ period is not absent. In the Sept Chansons, set to surrealist texts, and in the two sets of Motets - both very personal and penitential - Poulenc generates a huge range of emotion.
Lin Cho-Liang, Paul Grossley - Poulenc, Ravel, Debussy: Works for Violin & Piano (1996)

Lin Cho-Liang, Paul Grossley - Poulenc, Ravel, Debussy: Works for Violin & Piano (1996)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 77:04 | 332 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: 66839

The Poulenc Violin Sonata is still a relative rarity on record. I'm baffled by this, as it is one of Poulenc's most unique and musically rewarding works. This performance by Lin and Crossley is excellent; indeed they nearly match the superlative recording made by Kolja Blacher and Eric Le Sage for RCA. The brighter, more lively RCA recording adds a little extra sparkle and energy to the latter. However, in both instances, each violinist has the benefit of being joined by pianists who have made a specialty of Poulenc.

Matteo Fossi - Poulenc: Complete Chamber Music (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 3, 2017
Matteo Fossi - Poulenc: Complete Chamber Music (2017)

Matteo Fossi - Poulenc: Complete Chamber Music
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 208:15 min | 702 MB
Label: Brilliant Classics | Tracks: 54 | Rls.date: 2017

Francis Poulenc is one of the most remarkable French composers of the20th century. Inspired by many (Debussy, Satie, his fellow composers of the “Groupe des Six”) he found his essential own voice, an unique blend of French gaiety and a deep, serious and sometimes melancholic feeling.
Francis Poulenc, The Nash Ensemble, Michael Harris - Poulenc: The Complete Chamber Music (1999)

Francis Poulenc, The Nash Ensemble, Michael Harris - Poulenc: The Complete Chamber Music (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | Digital booklet | 02:26:14 | 426 Mb
Contemporary Classical | Label: Hyperion Records

This collection of the complete chamber music of Poulenc shows the varying styles that he employed. From the jazzy, bitonal passages of the Sonata for Clarinet and Bassoon and the Sonata for Horn, Trumpet and Trombone which has been described as 'Pergolesi with his wig awry' (Roger Nichols, Grove) to the profound beauty of his last three sonatas for wind. All are extremely accessible. The Nash Ensemble gave a series of concerts of Poulenc's music at the Wigmore Hall earlier this year to great critical acclaim and Hyperion are delighted to be able to present this wonderful collection on this, Poulenc's centenary year.
Carolyn Sampson, Cappella Amsterdam & Daniel Reuss - Poulenc: Stabat Mater (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Carolyn Sampson, Cappella Amsterdam & Daniel Reuss - Poulenc: Stabat Mater (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 62:03 minutes | 1.08 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Poulenc’s „Stabat Mater“, which he described as a „requiem without despair“, was written in 1950 following the death of Christian Bérard who designed the sets for Cocteau’s films and plays and was a leading figure of 1940s Paris. This masterly work, dedicated to the Virgin of Rocamadour, gives pride of place to the chorus and clearly shows its line of descent from the French grands motets. On completing it, Poulenc wrote to Pierre Bernac: 'It’s good, because it’s completely authentic'.
Sophie Karthauser - Francis Poulenc: Melodies - Les Anges Musiciens (2014)  [Official Digital Download]

Sophie Karthauser - Francis Poulenc: Melodies - Les Anges Musiciens (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Artwork: d.booklet, front cover | RAR | 1.06 Gb
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi - 902179

Francis Poulenc's songs are among the most beautiful and accomplished in the entire French repertoire. A friend of poets like Apollinaire, Eluard, Aragon and Louise de Vilmorin, he was constantly alert to their imaginative worlds and their mystery. The voluptuous or nostalgic nonchalance, the gentle melancholy or the impertinent flippancy of these works never appear to take themselves seriously, and invariably represent the highest art. On this recording, the renowned Belgian soprano Sophie Karthauser returns to harmonia mundi for her first recital program, performing a generous selection of Poulenc's Melodies.
Gloria Cheng-Cochran - Piano Music of John Adams and Terry Riley (1998) [Re-Up]

Gloria Cheng-Cochran - Piano Music of John Adams and Terry Riley (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 215 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contenporary, Minimalism | Label: Telarc | # CD-80513 | Time: 01:08:09

This unique recording couples the music of two major 20th-century composers, and includes the world premiere on disc of Riley's "The Heaven Ladder, Book 7," commissioned by Cheng-Cochran and written in 1994. California-based pianist Gloria Cheng has become a favoured collaborator with some of the most demanding of today's composer/conductors, including Pierre Boulez, Essa-Pekka Salonen and Oliver Knussen, for her renditions of thorny 20th century scores. "The multifarious pulsings of Adams's Phrygian Gates (all 26 minutes of it) are more palatable here than on some rival versions, and the relatively brief China Gates (just five minutes) are well worth visiting. Terry Riley's pieces are more varied in colour and rhythm, less obviously 'minimalist', than you might have expected, with the worlds of jazz remaining well within earshot. Gloria Cheng-Cochran seems fully absorbed in the tasks to hand, and the sound is superb." (Gramophone Magazine).