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Le Sage, Braley: Poulenc – Concertos for Piano, Aubade (FLAC)

Le Sage, Braley: Poulenc - Concertos for Piano, Aubade (FLAC)
Le Sage, Braley: Poulenc – Concertos for Piano, Aubade (FLAC)

Composer: Francis Poulenc
Performer: Frank Braley, Eric Le Sage, Juliette Hurel
Orchestra: Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège
Conductor: Stéphane Denève
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Sony
Catalogue: G010003431231X
Release: 2004
Size: 247 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: cover

Concerto pour deux pianos et orchestre en ré mineur, FP 61
01. I. Allegro ma non troppo
02. II. Larghetto
03. III. Allegro molto

Concerto pour piano et orchestre, FP 146
04. I. Allegretto
05. II. Andante con moto – Commencer très lentement
06. III. Rondeau à la française – Presto giocoso

Aubade, concerto chorégraphique pour piano et dix-huit instruments, FP. 051a
07. Toccata – Lento e pesante
08. Les compagnes de Diane – Larghetto
09. Diane et ses compagne – Allegro
10. Entrée de Diane
11. Sortie de Diane
12. La toilette de Diane – Presto
13. Introduction à la variation de Diane – Larghetto
14. Variation de Diane – Andante con moto
15. Désespoir de Diane – Allegro féroce
16. Adieux et départ de Diane – Adagio

You can hear right away why Francis Poulenc was Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy’s favorite living composer. The elegantly light touch, the delicately ironic affection, the subtly affecting coolness: Poulenc was what she would have been had she been a melody and not the wife of an unfaithful husband who was also the President of the United States. In this brightly sparkling disc by pianists Frank Braley and Eric le Sage, with conductor Stéphane Denève directing the Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège of the Concerto pour deux pianos et orchestre, the Concerto pour piano et orchestra, and the Aubade pour piano et orchestra, one hears the sophisticated charm, the insouciant wit, the unexpected intimacy, and the ineffable warmth of Poulenc’s music at its most dryly moving. The sound RCA and at least five corporate partners have wrapped the performances in is clear, soft, and round. A strangely touching tribute to a marvelous composer.

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