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Composer: Pierné, Gabriel (1863-1937)

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Year of birth1863
Year of death1937
NationalityFrance
PeriodRomantic
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BilbaoPierné, Rachmaninov, Dukas

Pierné, Rachmaninov, Dukas
Pierné, Rachmaninov, Dukas
Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa; Erik Nielsen; Levon Avagyan

OranjewoudSalon de Debussy

Salon de Debussy
Debussy, Janáček, Rivier, Fauré, Pierné, Ravel
Ebonit Saxophone Quartet, saxophone ensemble

SaintesDuruflé, Daniel-Lesur, Dutilleux, Poulenc, Pierné

Duruflé, Daniel-Lesur, Dutilleux, Poulenc, Pierné
Morgan Jourdain; Maîtrise de Radio France
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Dances with birdsong from the BBC Philharmonic

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet © Paul Mitchell
Prom 29 had a distinctly French flavour, with themes of dance and birdsong running through the programme in a glittering performance of music by Mozart, Ravel, Messiaen and Stravinsky.
****1
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Thought-provoking, violent and percussive

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet © Benjamin Ealovega
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet gave his thought-provoking, violent and percussive take on Bartók, Ravel and Beethoven - intelligent and uncompromising performance at its best. 
****1
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Thrilling French fare from the LPO

Juanjo Mena © Columbia Artists Management Inc
The LPO give thrilling performances of colourful French classics, with the mood slightly dampened by an absurd performance of Poulenc's Concerto for Two Pianos.
***11
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Cello fireworks from Edgar Moreau in Gstaad

Edgar Moreau  ©  Miguel Bueno
One always comes to a young musicians' concert with a slight hope that this will be that special day when you hear a performer who you are absolutely sure will be a star of the future. That hope only comes to fruition on a small number of occasions: this concert was one of them. I'm willing to take bets that nineteen year old Parisian cellist Edgar Moreau is going to have a glittering career.
****1
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L'ONCT en voyage avec Juanjo Mena

Juanjo Mena © BBC Philharmonic / Sussie Ahlburg
Présenté comme un programme France/Russie, l’affiche déborde largement de ce seul cadre par les évocations exotiques de Gabriel Pierné et de Claude Debussy, accolées au Concerto pour violon no. 2 de Dimitri Chostakovitch.
***11
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