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Composer: Poulenc, Francis (1899-1963)

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LondonHodie!

© Wikimedia Commons. Duccio di Buoninsegna (1255-1319), Nativity
Bach, Sweelinck, Mendelssohn, Frances-Hoad, Haydn M, Poulenc, McDowall, Bruckner, Rutter, Holst, Praetorius, Parry
Richard Bannan; Petros Singers; Luke Bond

AmsterdamChoir of St John's College, Cambridge: Christmas Concert

© Nick Rutter
Chilcott, Mathias, Tavener, Vaughan Williams, Swayne, Traditional, Bach, Poulenc, Gruber, Willcocks
Andrew Nethsingha; Cambridge Choir of St John's College; Glen Dempsey; Laura van der Heijden

LondonA4 Brass Quartet: a celebration of Christmas

© Benjamin Ealovega
Smetana, Darke, Cahn, Bartók, Poulenc, Kirkpatrick
A4 Brass Quartet

BambergOrgelkonzert mit Cameron Carpenter

Strauss R., Rachmaninov, Poulenc, Schumann
Bamberg Symphony; Christoph Eschenbach; Cameron Carpenter

LondonJanina Fialkowska

© Julien Faugere
Chopin, Ravel, Fauré, Tailleferre, Poulenc, Debussy
Janina Fialkowska, Piano
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A magician at Lincoln Center: Martin Fröst

Martin Fröst and Henrik Måwe © Kevin Yataruba, courtesy of Lincoln Center
The Swedish clarinetist's recital in Alice Tully Hall, part of the Great Performers at Lincoln Center series, was as thrilling and rewarding as any before. 
*****
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Remembrance of lost youth in Perth

Thomas Søndergård © Martin Bubandt
RSNO’s sparkling Prokofiev, heroic Tchaikovsky and lush Poulenc which celebrated 175 years of the RSNO Chorus was eclipsed by 80 Glasgow schoolboys who sang their hearts out with three songs from All Those Men Who Marched Away.
****1
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A French touch: Falletta, Lefèvre and VSO present Gallic creations.

JoAnn Falletta © Fred Stucker
A rare concerto and a familiar choral work anchor a Virginia Symphony concert that celebrates the French musical spirit.
*****
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Ne quittez pas: A reimagined La Voix humaine in Philadelphia

Patricia Racette (Elle) © Dominic M Mercier
Chaotic staging detracts from imaginative pairing of Poulenc's songs with his one-act, one-performer opera. 
***11
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On the female condition: two 20th-century operas in Turin

Anna Caterina Antonacci (Susanna) and Bruno Danjoux (Servant) © Rammella & Giannese/Piva | Teatro Regio Torino
Two different variations of the female conditions: one of 1909 and now utterly out-of-date, the second of 1959 much more ut-to-date.
****1
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