• MDG9032152 Katalognummer
  • 760623215266 EAN
  • SACD Format
  • 2019 Utgivelsesår

Artist
Ensemble Confoederatio

Medvirkende
Fernandes, Rute (flute) | Sournatcheva, Maria (oboe) | Pires, Sérgio (clarinet) | Pointet, Lionel (horn) | Benoit, Axel (bassoon) | Engeli, Benjamin (piano)

Komponist
Poulenc, Francis

Ensemble
Ensemble Confoederatio

Sjanger
Kammermusikk

Plateselskap
MDG

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Poulenc, Francis: Wind Music:

Sextet for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn & piano
Sonata for flute & piano
Sonata for oboe & piano
Sonata for clarinet & piano
Trio for oboe, bassoon & piano

Produktbeskrivelse

Special Occasion
On the occasion of the 120th anniversary of the composer’s birth, six internationally acclaimed soloists are now presenting chamber music by Francis Poulenc, and what these young musicians, all of them active in Switzerland, charm onto the stage, grips us from the very first measure. The incomparable combination of breathtaking virtuosity and playful lightness as well as songlike melos and deep emotion long ago qualified this anti-Romantic rebel of the 1920s as a modern classic.

Overall Impression
Already the opening Sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet emancipates itself from the chains of convention. Not a one of the movements designed in classical form adheres to a fixed metrical pattern. Shifts of meter and tempo again and again relax the structure. The resultant extremely entertaining impression pervades the entire program, from the early Trio for Piano, Oboe, and Bassoon to the later Duo Sonatas.

Instrumental Predilection
Poulenc’s preference for wind instruments may perhaps be explained by his French origins and his predilection for song – since it is not without reason that he ranks as one of the most important song composers of the twentieth century. Even without texts his chamber music is highly expressive and dynamic.

Standing Ovation
This brand-new Super Audio CD offers highresolution sound and three-dimensional imaging, transports audiences deep into the music, and makes us forget the highest degree of technical difficulty involved in the scores. A disc for mirthful entertainment on the very highest level!

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