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Composer: Poulenc, Francis (1899-1963)

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BremenAnima Eterna Brugge

Poulenc, Saint-Saëns
Anima Eterna Brugge; Jos van Immerseel; Lisa Shklyaver

PhiladelphiaNe Quittez Pas (A Reimagined La voix humaine)New production

Ne Quittez Pas (A Reimagined La voix humaine)
Poulenc: La Voix humaine
Christopher Allen; James Darrah; Opera Philadelphia; Patricia Racette; Edward Nelson

LondonTwo-Piano Marathon

Two-Piano Marathon
Schumann, Bax, Poulenc, Stravinsky, Debussy, Adès, Rachmaninov
Stephen Kovacevich; Margaret Fingerhut; Katya Apekisheva; Charles Owen

BarcelonaSimon Keenlyside & Malcolm Martineau

Schubert, Wolf, Poulenc, Fauré, Vaughan Williams, Grainger
Simon Keenlyside; Malcolm Martineau

CórdobaGrandes obras, grandes maestros

Grandes obras, grandes maestros
Poulenc, Bartók, Mozart
Orquesta de Córdoba; Carlos Domínguez-Nieto
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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Two different variations of the female conditions: one of 1909 and now utterly out-of-date, the second of 1959 much more ut-to-date.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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A fear of fear: Poulenc's Carmélites in Aachen

Faustine De Monès (Sœur Constance) and Suzanne Jérosme (Blanche) © Ludwig Koerfer
The forces of Theater Aachen impress in a suitably harrowing and searing production of Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmèlites.
****1
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Witty Poulenc and gigantic Rachmaninov from The Cleveland Orchestra

Stephane Deneve © Uwe Ditz
Jory Vinikour was the soloist for Poulenc’s rarely heard Concert champêtre. A performance of Rachmaninov's Symphony no. 2, in which thrilling excess ruled, completed the program.
***11
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Disappointing Dialogues des Carmélites

Chloe Latchmore (Mère Marie), Bertie Watson, Georgia Mae Bishop (Madame de Croissy) © Clive Barda
The most moving scene in 20th-century opera went for nothing
**111
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Bright and witty Poulenc contrasts with menacing Prokofiev in Dublin

Duncan Ward © Alan Kerr
A shimmering account of Debussy's Jeux was followed by a delectable reading of Poulenc's Concerto for two pianos. Conductor Ward delivered a convincing performance of Prokofiev's Fifth Symphony.
***11
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