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POULENC, F.: Ballet Suites for Piano - Les animaux modèles / Les Biches / Aubade (Armengaud)

    
      

 

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POULENC, F.: Ballet Suites for Piano - Les animaux modèles / Les Biches / Aubade (Armengaud)

This programme brings together première recordings of Francis Poulenc’s own piano versions of his ‘ballet of atmosphere’ Les Biches and ‘choreographic concerto’ Aubade, as well as the first digital recording of the suite from Les Animaux modèles, inspired by the fables of La Fontaine and compiled by Grant Johannesen with the composer’s agreement. ‘Piano scores’ are an essential part of rehearsing and choreographing any ballet, but the piano was also indispensable to Poulenc’s compositional process. He owed his love of classical dance to years of working closely with Dyaghilev, and his music brims with subtlety, humour, genuine emotion, piquant harmonies and rhythmic lightness.


Poulenc, Francis
Johannesen, Grant, arranger(s)

  Les animaux modeles, FP 111 (arr. G. Johannesen for piano)
1.   Play with flash player I. Le petit jour: Tres calme - 00:03:50
2.   Play with flash player II. L'ours et les deux compagnons: Tres anime - 00:01:25
3.   Play with flash player III. La cigale et la fourmi: Tres allant - 00:03:21
4.   Play with flash player IV. Le lion amoureux: Passionement anime 00:04:09
5.   Play with flash player V. L'homme entre deux ages et ses deux maitresses: Prestissimo 00:02:20
6.   Play with flash player VI. La mort et le boucheron: Tres lent 00:06:20
7.   Play with flash player VII. Les deux coqs: Tres modéré - 00:05:41
8.   Play with flash player VIII. Le repas de midi 00:02:59

Poulenc, Francis

  Les Biches, FP 36 (version for piano)
9.   Play with flash player I. Ouverture 00:03:58
10.   Play with flash player II. Rondeau 00:03:38
11.   Play with flash player III. Adagietto 00:03:58
12.   Play with flash player IV. Rag - Mazurka 00:06:37
13.   Play with flash player V. Andantino 00:03:31
14.   Play with flash player VI. Final 00:03:51
  Aubade, FP 51 (version for piano)
15.   Play with flash player I. Toccata 00:03:08
16.   Play with flash player II. Recitatif: Les compagnes de Diane (Le Petit Jour) 00:01:52
17.   Play with flash player III. Diane et ses compagnes: Rondeau 00:03:21
18.   Play with flash player IV. Toilette de Diane (L'aurore): Presto 00:01:40
19.   Play with flash player V. Recitatif: Introduction a la variation de Diane 00:02:14
20.   Play with flash player VI. Variation de Diane: Andante 00:03:16
21.   Play with flash player VII. Desespoir de Diane (Diane jette l'arc): Allegro feroce 00:00:53
22.   Play with flash player VIII. Conclusion: Adieux et depart de Diane 00:05:02

Total Playing Time: 01:17:04






Composer(s):
Poulenc, Francis

Arranger(s):
Johannesen, Grant

Artist(s):
Armengaud, Jean-Pierre

Label: Naxos

Genre: Instrumental

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.573170

Barcode: 747313317073

Release Date: 09/2014

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