Poulenc Piano

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.
Lucille Chung & Alessio Bax - Poulenc: Works for Piano Solo and Duo (2016) [TR24][OF]

Lucille Chung & Alessio Bax - Poulenc: Works for Piano Solo and Duo
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 62:01 min | 1.00 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Signum Classics | Tracks: 25 | Rls.date: 2016

Poulenc was a skilled pianist, cultivating a style of playing characterised by colorfulness and clarity, possessing an ear for melody that distinguished him as France s finest song composer since Fauré. Canadian pianist Lucille Chung acclaimed for her 'stylish and refined performances' by Gramophone magazine, 'combining vigor and suppleness with natural eloquence and elegance' appears as a soloist on this new recording, performing Poulenc s Improvisations and Novelettes before being joined by her duo partner (and husband) Alessio Bax for L embarquement pour Cythère, the Sonata for Four Hands and Concerto for Two Pianos.
Patrick Gallois, Lydia Wong - French Flute Music: Poulenc, Messiaen, Dutilleux, Jolivet, Boulez, Sancan (2005)

French Flute Music: Poulenc, Messiaen, Dutilleux, Jolivet, Boulez, Sancan (2005)
Patrick Gallois, flute; Lydia Wong, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 224 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.557328 | Time: 00:59:33

Since the end of the seventeenth century French composers have shown a particular skill and deftness of touch in writing for the flute. The instrument owes much of its prominence in French music of the twentieth century to the use made of it in orchestral colouring by composers such as Debussy and Ravel, as well as to a group of highly gifted players associated in one way or another with the Paris Conservatoire. They include the soloist on this recording, Patrick Gallois, a pupil of Jean-Pierre Rampal. This collection of works composed during the last sixty years ranges from Poulenc’s Sonata, marked by rhythmic vitality and a delicate vein of sentimentality, Messiaen’s Le merle noir, inspired by bird song, to Boulez’s Sonatine, which the composer himself has characterised as ‘organised delirium’.
Morton Feldman - Schleiermacher - The Late Piano Works Vol. 1 (2008, MDG "Scene" # 613 1521-2) [RE-UP]

Morton Feldman - Steffen Schleiermacher - The Late Piano Works Vol. 1
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 166 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Scene" # 613 1521-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2008
Genre: Classical | Style: Contemporary, Avant-Garde

…It's intriguing to imagine how a very slow performance would come off, but Schleiermacher's is a fully persuasive version of a piece that could have a number of very different but valid interpretations. MGD's natural, unprocessed sound is, as is typical for the label, immaculate and vivid.
Ensemble Blumina - Previn / Francaix / Poulenc: Trios (2013) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip}

Ensemble Blumina - Previn / Francaix / Poulenc: Trios for oboe, bassoon and piano
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 177 MB | Full Artwork: 108 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Scene" # 903 1827-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2013
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century, Contemporary

"The first thing to say about this splendid new CD from MDG is that the sound quality is quite simply stunning. My usual prerequisite for any recording is to feel that I am in the same room as the performers. This present disc makes me think I am sitting amongst the trio. Every detail, every nuance, of these three intricate works is crystal clear. That is before I consider the stunning playing by the Ensemble Blumina. (…) This is a recording to treasure." ~musicweb-international
Ensemble Blumina - Previn / Francaix / Poulenc: Trios (2013) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Ensemble Blumina - Previn / Francaix / Poulenc: Trios for oboe, bassoon and piano
SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 2,69 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 808 MB | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: MDG "Scene" # 903 1827-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2013 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century, Contemporary

"The first thing to say about this splendid new CD from MDG is that the sound quality is quite simply stunning. My usual prerequisite for any recording is to feel that I am in the same room as the performers. This present disc makes me think I am sitting amongst the trio. Every detail, every nuance, of these three intricate works is crystal clear. That is before I consider the stunning playing by the Ensemble Blumina. (…) This is a recording to treasure." ~musicweb-international

Francis Poulenc, Articles and Interviews: Notes from the Heart  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by nebulae at July 22, 2015
Francis Poulenc, Articles and Interviews: Notes from the Heart

Nicolas Southon, Roger Nichols, "Francis Poulenc, Articles and Interviews: Notes from the Heart"
English | ISBN: 1409466221 | 2013 | 313 pages | PDF | 4 MB

French Piano Music: The Ultimate Collection Parts I, II by CD Sheet Music (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by thingska at Feb. 10, 2015
French Piano Music: The Ultimate Collection Parts I, II by CD Sheet Music (Repost)

French Piano Music: The Ultimate Collection Parts I, II by CD Sheet Music
French | Jun 1, 2006 | ISBN 1423428048, 1423428056 | 3500 pages | RAR/PDF | 367,2 MB
Anne Gastinel, Claire Desert - French Music For Cello And Piano (2011)

Anne Gastinel, Claire Desert - French Music For Cello And Piano (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 226 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naive | Catalog Number: 5259

This is the 15th recording on Naïve by one of the label’s best selling artists, the renowned French cellist Anne Gastinel. On this new CD she is accompanied by her regular piano musical partner Claire Désert in three essential works of the French chamber repertoire, César Franck’s much loved Sonata in A major in the popular transcription for cello and piano, and Sonatas by Debussy and Poulenc.
Piano Duo Genova & Dimitrov - Bartók & Babin: Piano Concertos (2017)

Piano Duo Genova & Dimitrov - Bartók & Babin: Piano Concertos
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 52:20 min | 229 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2017

Concertos for two pianos and orchestra by Felix Mendelssohn and Max Bruch belong to the standard German romantic repertoire for piano duos. Genova & Dimitrov have recorded them as well as the concertos of Francis Poulenc, Darius Milhaud, and Robert Casadesus. If until these composers the piano above all functioned to develop complex melodic and harmonic relations, then the Hungarian composer, pianist, folk music researcher, editor, and teacher Béla Bartók moved the piano or pianos closer to the percussion family.