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Complete Chamber Works

London Conchord Ensemble

Complete Chamber Works

Price: € 19.95
Format: CD
Label: Champs Hill
UPC: 5060212590299
Catnr: CHRCD 028
Release date: 01 March 2012
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Label
Champs Hill
UPC
5060212590299
Catalogue number
CHRCD 028
Release date
01 March 2012
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Composer(s)
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About the album

This new disc from the acclaimed London Concord Ensemble presents Francis Poulenc's complete chamber music on 2 CDs. This flexible ensemble of internationally recognized young soloists and chamber musicians has excelled in bringing works for unusual instrument combinations to the fore. 'The ensemble clicks perfectly, the playing seemingly effortless and a regard for precision never stifling the musicians' natural feeling for life and breath.' - BBC Music Magazine

Artist(s)

London Conchord Ensemble

London Conchord Ensemble is one of Europe’s leading chamber ensembles. Their imaginative programming and charismatic performance style have won them many accolades over the years, and they celebrated their 10th anniversary with a BBC Chamber Music Prom at Cadogan Hall. The group has made frequent broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 and American National Public Radio. Highlights of recent seasons include performances at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Wigmore Hall, Dusseldorf Tonhalle, Brussels Palais des Beaux Arts, Library of Congress in Washington D.C., and tours of Germany, France, America and New Zealand. Conchord performed a ten-centre nationwide tour as part of Chamber Music New Zealand's International ‘Kaleidoscopes’ Concert Season that included Radio New Zealand broadcasts. With a variety of programmes designed to showcase their...
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London Conchord Ensemble is one of Europe’s leading chamber ensembles. Their imaginative programming and charismatic performance style have won them many accolades over the years, and they celebrated their 10th anniversary with a BBC Chamber Music Prom at Cadogan Hall. The group has made frequent broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 and American National Public Radio. Highlights of recent seasons include performances at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw,

Wigmore Hall, Dusseldorf Tonhalle, Brussels Palais des Beaux Arts, Library of Congress in Washington D.C., and tours of Germany, France, America and New Zealand. Conchord performed a ten-centre nationwide tour as part of Chamber Music New Zealand's International ‘Kaleidoscopes’ Concert Season that included Radio New Zealand broadcasts. With a variety of programmes designed to showcase their flair and flexibility; the group also reached out to a younger audience where they introduced great chamber music works to children.


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Composer(s)

Francis Poulenc

Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc was a French composer and pianist. Poulenc's wealthy family intended him for a business career in the Rhone Poulenc family company and did not allow him to enrol at a music college. Largely self-educated musically, he studied with the pianist Ricardo Viñes, who became his mentor after the composer's parents died. Poulenc soon came under the influence of Erik Satie, under whose tutelage he became one of a group of young composers known collectively as Les Six. This group of French composers from the 1920s aimed to clear music of the impressionism of Claude Debussy, and German influences such as the Romanticism of Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss. Their motto was 'L'art pour l'art': they composed music for the sake of...
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Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc was a French composer and pianist. Poulenc's wealthy family intended him for a business career in the Rhone Poulenc family company and did not allow him to enrol at a music college. Largely self-educated musically, he studied with the pianist Ricardo Viñes, who became his mentor after the composer's parents died. Poulenc soon came under the influence of Erik Satie, under whose tutelage he became one of a group of young composers known collectively as Les Six. This group of French composers from the 1920s aimed to clear music of the impressionism of Claude Debussy, and German influences such as the Romanticism of Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss. Their motto was "L'art pour l'art": they composed music for the sake of music, without any 'meaning' or extramusical intents. In his early works Poulenc became known for his high spirits and irreverence. During the 1930s a much more serious side to his nature emerged, particularly in the religious music he composed from 1936 onwards, which he alternated with his more light-hearted works.

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Disc #1
01.
Sonata for Cello and Piano:: I. Allegro - Tempo di Marcia
05:56
(Francis Poulenc) London Conchord Ensemble
02.
Sonata for Cello and Piano:: II. Cavatine - Très calme
06:36
(Francis Poulenc) London Conchord Ensemble
03.
Sonata for Cello and Piano:: III. Ballabile - Très animé et gai
03:26
(Francis Poulenc) London Conchord Ensemble
04.
Sonata for Cello and Piano:: IV. Finale - Largo, tres librement - Presto subito - Largo
06:56
(Francis Poulenc) London Conchord Ensemble
05.
Sonata for Violin and Piano:: I. Allegro con fuoco
06:24
(Francis Poulenc) London Conchord Ensemble
06.
Sonata for Violin and Piano:: II. Intermezzo - Très lent et calme
05:39
(Francis Poulenc) London Conchord Ensemble
07.
Sonata for Violin and Piano:: III. Presto tragico - Strictement la double plus lent
05:18
(Francis Poulenc) London Conchord Ensemble
08.
Sonata for Flute and Piano:: I. Allegretto malincolico
04:08
(Francis Poulenc) London Conchord Ensemble
09.
Sonata for Flute and Piano:: II. Cantilena - Assez lent
03:57
(Francis Poulenc) London Conchord Ensemble
10.
Sonata for Flute and Piano:: III. Presto giocoso
03:26
(Francis Poulenc) London Conchord Ensemble
11.
Sonata for Oboe and Piano:: I. Elegie - Paisiblement
05:03
(Francis Poulenc) London Conchord Ensemble
12.
Sonata for Oboe and Piano:: II. Scherzo - Très animé
03:56
(Francis Poulenc) London Conchord Ensemble
13.
Sonata for Oboe and Piano:: III. Deploration - Très calme
04:08
(Francis Poulenc) London Conchord Ensemble
14.
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano:: I. Allegro tristamente - Très calme - Tempo allegretto
05:03
(Francis Poulenc) London Conchord Ensemble
15.
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano:: II. Romanza - Très calme
05:01
(Francis Poulenc) London Conchord Ensemble
16.
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano:: III. Allegro con fuoco - Très animé
03:20
(Francis Poulenc) London Conchord Ensemble

Disc #2
01.
Sextet for Piano, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Horn:: Allegro vivace - Tres vite et emporté
07:46
(Francis Poulenc) London Conchord Ensemble
02.
Sextet for Piano, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Horn:: Divertissement - Andantino
04:46
(Francis Poulenc) London Conchord Ensemble
03.
Sextet for Piano, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Horn:: Finale - Presstisimo - Subito très lent
05:58
(Francis Poulenc) London Conchord Ensemble
04.
Un joueur de flute berce les ruines
01:07
(Francis Poulenc) London Conchord Ensemble
05.
Villanelle for Piccolo (pipe) and Piano:: Modéré
02:04
(Francis Poulenc) London Conchord Ensemble
06.
Sonata for Horn, Trumpet and Trombone:: Allegro moderato - Grazioso
03:54
(Francis Poulenc) London Conchord Ensemble
07.
Sonata for Horn, Trumpet and Trombone:: Andante - Très lent
03:02
(Francis Poulenc) London Conchord Ensemble
08.
Sonata for Horn, Trumpet and Trombone:: Rondeau - Animé
01:50
(Francis Poulenc) London Conchord Ensemble
09.
Sarabande for Solo Guitar: : Molto calmo e melanconico
03:30
(Francis Poulenc) London Conchord Ensemble
10.
Sonata for Two Clarinets:: Presto
01:50
(Francis Poulenc) London Conchord Ensemble
11.
Sonata for Two Clarinets:: Andante - Très lent
02:37
(Francis Poulenc) London Conchord Ensemble
12.
Sonata for Two Clarinets:: Vif - Vite avec joie
01:57
(Francis Poulenc) London Conchord Ensemble
13.
Sonata for Clarinet and Bassoon:: Allegro - Très rythmé
01:48
(Francis Poulenc) London Conchord Ensemble
14.
Sonata for Clarinet and Bassoon:: Romance - Andante très doux
03:03
(Francis Poulenc) London Conchord Ensemble
15.
Sonata for Clarinet and Bassoon:: Finale - Très animé - Andante
03:08
(Francis Poulenc) London Conchord Ensemble
16.
Élégie for Horn and Piano (In Memory of Dennis Brain)
09:08
(Francis Poulenc) London Conchord Ensemble
17.
Trio for Piano, Oboe and Bassoon:: Lent - Presto
05:06
(Francis Poulenc) London Conchord Ensemble
18.
Trio for Piano, Oboe and Bassoon:: Andante con moto
03:24
(Francis Poulenc) London Conchord Ensemble
19.
Trio for Piano, Oboe and Bassoon:: Rondo - Très vif
03:03
(Francis Poulenc) London Conchord Ensemble
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