Poulenc: Concertos; Orchestral & Choral Works (2007)
Alessandro Carbonare (clarinet), Andre Gantiez (horn), André Goudenhooft (trombone), B. Balet (percussion), Claude Fustin (bassoon), Dominique Visse (counter tenor), Florence Binder (violin), François LeRoux (baritone), Francoise Pollet (soprano)
composed by Francis Poulenc
It may not contain everything written by French modernist composer Francis Poulenc -- the solo works, the chamber works, the stage works, and the ... Show synopsis It may not contain everything written by French modernist composer Francis Poulenc -- the solo works, the chamber works, the stage works, and the songs with piano accompaniment are naturally not included -- but Charles Dutoit's five-disc set of the orchestral works, the concerted works, the sacred choral works, and the vocal works with orchestral accompaniment by Poulenc has everything else that matters and lots, lots more. It has the charming Piano Concerto and the delightful Two Piano Concerto, the impressive Organ Concerto and the beguiling harpsichord concerto called Concert champêtre, the four-movement Sinfonietta and the seven-movement Suite française, the ballet Les biches and the Concerto chorégraphique called Aubade, plus 11 other shorter orchestral works. It has the profane "Le bal masqué" and the sacred "Litanies à la Vierge Noire," the very early "Rapsodie nègre" and the very late Gloria, plus six other vocal works, including the magnificent Stabat Mater. While Dutoit may not be the...