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Grampophone does Poulenc

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Initial post: Dec 11, 2012 8:02:19 PM PST
KenOC says:

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 7:14:37 AM PST
scarecrow says:
All the Sonatas with are wonderful, gorgeous music, the Flute Sonata, a Clarinet, I also like his brass trio, Trumpet, Horn,Trombone;

there is the piano solo music, most of it is elegant, programmatic, wonderfully written for the timbre of the piano; promenades, toccata, mouvements perpetuals,,

the Sextet is also nice, with piano. . .

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 10:34:21 PM PST
Park says:
Good Evening Ken (says Sergei and I),

Poulenc eh? Well, I played the French Suite for Orchestra when I was in college. I enjoyed that piece very much. Then one day around 1981 or so I.........what Sergei?.........oh, Sergei said that I should get to the point...OK (Sergei gets mad if the discussion does not involve him). Anyway, the piece that I discovered to my liking back then is "The Model Animals." There is some very beautiful music for orchestra here.

Have a great day and..........Sergei is playing his Prelude in C# minor. He does this when he's irritated. Have a good one and try out the Model Amimals some time.


Posted on Dec 19, 2012 12:34:33 AM PST
Gene Bivins says:
Grampophone--is that Gramophone's husband?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 19, 2012 12:39:36 AM PST
KenOC says:
Hi Park! Please give Sergei my regards, but don't tell him I voted against his PC 2 in a recent poll here. I know he gets upset.

Posted on Dec 19, 2012 3:45:04 AM PST
Jim Ginn says:
Grampaphone is the phone I use to call Grandpa--When calling grandma I use the Grammaphone---don't get me started on the X-wife-a-phone.

Posted on Dec 19, 2012 4:47:28 AM PST
Skaynan says:
Thanks Ken! Poulenc is a favorite of mine, Gramophone isn't, should be interesting :-)

Posted on Dec 19, 2012 2:32:49 PM PST
Poulenc wrote the only piece of profoundly religious music you can hum to happily all day. Gets my vote as the greatest French composer any day.

Must check out what grampophone actually recommend......

Posted on Dec 19, 2012 3:31:42 PM PST
<<<Poulenc wrote the only piece of profoundly religious music you can hum to happily all day. >>>
whistling verdi's dies irae makes me happy.....but I'm a sick fugue...

Posted on Dec 19, 2012 9:43:39 PM PST
CCB "Laudamus TE ://: Be-ne- dici-mus TE ://"?

Posted on Dec 20, 2012 12:12:30 AM PST
Jim Ginn says:
gloRY-gloRY-glorifiCA-fiCA-fiCAmoose te--fiCA-fiCA-fiCA-CA-CA-CA-moose-moose-te.

Posted on Dec 20, 2012 2:25:58 AM PST
Jacky - you think you're a sick fugue? I am also happy humming Janacek's Glagolitic Mass, so what does that make me???

Nice efforts on turning music into letters, MZ and JWG, by the way. Not quite a substitute for the real Gloria, but not a bad attempt!

Posted on Dec 20, 2012 2:35:50 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 20, 2012 2:38:00 AM PST
I am quite surprised by the Gramophone recommendations this time around - as far as I'm concerned the best Biches has to be the only complete version, under Georges Pretre. The choral bits really do add to the work hugely and take the piece out of the realms of silliness in a way that so many of his works are just one small but essential remove from silliness.

Poulenc: Orchestral Works

And for the rest of his orchestral music, the Decca series under Charles Dutoit will more than do me fine, as will Pascal Roge in the piano music, the 5-CD box of his songs, also on Decca.

I'll also probably stick with Lopez Cobos in the GLO-ri-AAA, and Nagano for Dialogues.

Big Poulenc box out very recently from EMI, shouldn't Gramophone have waited???

Poulenc: Integrale - Edition Du 50e Anniversaire

Posted on Dec 20, 2012 11:47:40 AM PST
CCB, think Gramophone's Rachmaninov recommendations the month prior were odd a "push new product" kind of way. Once upon a time the editorial policy seemed to require historical comparisions / evaluations.
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