Poulenc: The Complete Songs Vol.5

£12.00

Composing over 150 works for piano and voice over a period of 44 years, the songs of Francis Poulenc remain consistently popular to concert audiences the world over. Varying in their individual style and character in a way that defies generalization, Poulenc set music to a wide range of different French poetry – both ancient and modern, and from the serious to the surreal. The final disc in Signum’s series of The Complete Songs of Francis Poulenc features a cast of the finest singers of our generation, accompanied by Malcolm Martineau as well as additional instrumental soloists for Poulenc’s larger-ensemble settings of his songs.

Featured works in this final volume include Rapsodie Negre, Le Bestiaire, Quatre poe?mes de Max Jacob, Vocalise, Quatre poemes d’Apollinaire, Banalite?s and Le Bal Masque?.

SKU: SIGCD333

What people are saying

" Thomas Allen, Thomas Oliemans, Joshua Ellicott, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Ann Murray and Sarah Fox are all secure and idiomatic Poulenc connoisseurs." The Observer, June 2015

"The instrumental ensembles, thoroughly in tune with Poulenc’s personality, add piquancy to a delightful disc." Gramophone, August 2015

" 4* – Thomas Allen’s delivery of [La bestiare] is suave and secure. In both cycles, Julian Bliss’s clarinet playing stands out for silkiness of tone…Catherine Wyn-Rogers finds a steely sensuality in Poulenc’s sexiest song ‘Hotel’…The playing is strong, especially from Martineau and the Badke Quartet." BBC Music Magazine, October 2015

Release date:9th Jun 2015
Order code:SIGCD333
Barcode: 635212033326

  1. Rapsodie Negre: I. Prelude – Francis Poulenc – 2.22
  2. Rapsodie Negre: II. Rondo – Francis Poulenc – 1.33
  3. Rapsodie Negre: III. Honoloulou – Francis Poulenc – 2.25
  4. Rapsodie Negre: IV. Pastorale – Francis Poulenc – 2.21
  5. Rapsodie Negre: V. Finale – Francis Poulenc – 3.26
  6. Le Bestiaire: I. Le dromadaire – Francis Poulenc – 1.10
  7. Le Bestiaire: II. Le ch?vre du Thibet – Francis Poulenc – 0.37
  8. Le Bestiaire: III. La sauterelle – Francis Poulenc – 0.24
  9. Le Bestiaire: IV. Le dauphin – Francis Poulenc – 0.30
  10. Le Bestiaire: V. L’?crevisse – Francis Poulenc – 0.53
  11. Le Bestiaire: VI. La carpe – Francis Poulenc – 1.09
  12. Quatre po?mes de Max Jacob: I. Est-il un coin plus solitaire – Francis Poulenc – 2.29
  13. Quatre po?mes de Max Jacob: II. C’est pour aller au bal – Francis Poulenc – 1.09
  14. Quatre po?mes de Max Jacob: III. Po?te et t?nor – Francis Poulenc – 2.16
  15. Quatre po?mes de Max Jacob: IV. Dans le buisson de mimosa – Francis Poulenc – 1.00
  16. Vocalise – Francis Poulenc – 5.09
  17. Quatre po?mes d’Apollinaire: I. L’Anguille – Francis Poulenc – 1.10
  18. Quatre po?mes d’Apollinaire: II. Carte-postale – Francis Poulenc – 1.27
  19. Quatre pom?s d’Apollinaire: III. Avant le cin?ma – Francis Poulenc – 0.52
  20. Quatre po?mes d’Apollinaire: IV. 1904 – Francis Poulenc – 1.15
  21. Banalit?s: I. Chanson d’Orkenise – Francis Poulenc – 1.33
  22. Banalit?s: II. H?tel – Francis Poulenc – 1.49
  23. Banalit?s: III. Fagnes de Wallonie – Francis Poulenc – 1.31
  24. Banalit?s: IV. Voyage ? Paris – Francis Poulenc – 1.00
  25. Banalit?s: V. Sanglots – Francis Poulenc – 4.27
  26. Le Bal Masqu?: I. Pr?ambule et Air de bravoure – Francis Poulenc – 4.04
  27. Le Bal Masqu?: II. Interm?de – Francis Poulenc – 2.50
  28. Le Bal Masqu?: III. Malvina – Francis Poulenc – 2.06
  29. Le Bal Masqu?: IV. Bagatelle – Francis Poulenc – 2.15
  30. Le Bal Masqu?: V. La dame aveugle – Francis Poulenc – 2.05
  31. Le Bal Masqu?: VI. Finale – Francis Poulenc – 4.08

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