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Composer: Poulenc, Francis (1899-1963)

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Year of birth1899
Year of death1963
NationalityFrance
Period20th century
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AmsterdamAnna Prohaska and Eric Schneider: Behind the Lines

© Monika Rittershaus
Beethoven, Eisler, Wolf, Rachmaninov, Traill, Ives, Quilter, Cavendish, Schubert, Liszt, Schumann, Poulenc, Mahler, Weill
Anna Prohaska; Eric Schneider

Bad PyrmontGastkonzert

Poulenc, Brahms, Beethoven
North West German Philharmonic; Martin Panteleev; Cedric Trappmann; Eldbjørg Hemsing; Benedict Kloeckner; Anna Fedorova

MadridCiclo Satélites: Redemptio

Ciclo Satélites: Redemptio
Victoria, Mouton, Palestrina, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Donostia, Poulenc, Whitacre, Tormis, Penderecki
Marco Antonio García de Paz; Analema Ensemble

BudapestReitze Smits and the Budapest Saxophone Quartet

© Annelies van der Vegt
Handel, Bach, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninov, Poulenc, Milhaud
Reitze Smits; Budapest Saxophone Quartet

NottinghamThe Hallé with Jonathon Heyward and Jonathan Scott

The Hallé with Jonathon Heyward and Jonathan Scott
Rossini, Poulenc, Puccini, Saint-Saëns
The Hallé; Jonathon Heyward; Elin Manahan Thomas; Jonathan Scott; Nottingham Harmonic Choir
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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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Moreau and Kadouch play Rita Strohl in Gstaad

Edgar Moreau © Miguel Bueno
Edgar Moreau and David Kadouch make the case for ressurecting the work of Rita Strohl, thrilling in transformation of Racine's Bérénice into Cello Sonata form.
****1
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