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Poulenc: Sonatas, Elegy, Bagatelle / Pascal Rogé, piano; Elmira Darvarova; Michel & Pascal Moraguès; Ami Rogé; Howard Wall; Liang Wang

Album Summary

>Poulenc, Francis : Sonata for Flute and Piano
>Poulenc, Francis : Sonata for oboe & piano, FP 185
>Poulenc, Francis : Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
>Poulenc, Francis : Elegie, for horn & piano, FP 168
>Poulenc, Francis : Sonata for piano, 4 hands, FP 8
>Poulenc, Francis : Sonata for violin & piano, FP 119
>Poulenc, Francis : Le bal masque
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Notes & Reviews:

Pascal Rogé is today's unrivaled master of French piano music. With a legacy of recordings spanning nearly four decades, many acknowledged as benchmarks, Rogé is one of the most critically acclaimed and best-selling pianists of all time.

Poulenc has figured in Pascal Rogé's repertoire since his earliest years. His desire to revisit the chamber music of Poulenc has led to this unique collaboration with friends from the New York Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, MET Orchestra, and Orchestre National de France, along with his wife Ami Rogé. This cross-continental collaboration -- recorded at the church in Paris where his mother was organist and at the acoustically superb Lawrenceville School chapel -- brings together four of Poulenc's sonatas for solo instruments and piano along with other chamber works. Audiophile engineers George Vasiliev and John C. Baker capture these performances in state-of the- art sound, setting a new standard in this highly listenable and frequently played recital repertoire.

American Record Guide, September/October 2015

American Record Guide, September/October 2015
Meanwhile, Pascal Roge sits at the keyboard for the Flute Sonata, the Oboe Sonata, the Clarinet Sonata, the Elegy, the Violin Sonata (1943, rev. 1949), and the short Bagatelle (1932) for violin and piano. He then invites Ami to join him on the early and brief Sonata for Piano Four Hands (1918, rev. 1939).

The Pascal Roge effort is better. Roge leads the way with great touch, technique, and warmth; and his performance of the Sonata Four Hands with Ami crackles with vigor and wit. His friends follow with wavering commitment. Darvarova tackles the Violin Sonata and Bagatelle with fervor and sincerity. The winds give reliable interpretations, safe and conservative. Michel Moragues offers a wonderful full tone. Wang crafts the perfect Gallic timbre for the Oboe Sonata.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Edith Chapel, Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, New (03/06/2013-03/07/2013); Eglise Luthérienne de Saint Pierre à Paris La Villette, (03/06/2013-03/07/2013); Edith Chapel, Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, New (06/16/2013); Eglise Luthérienne de Saint Pierre à Paris La Villette, (06/16/2013).



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Works Details

>Poulenc, Francis : Sonata for Flute and Piano
  • Performers: Michel Moraguès (Flute); Pascal Rogé (Piano)
  • Conductor: Pascal Rogé
  • Ensemble: Pascal Rogé & Friends
  • Running Time: 12 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1956-1957

>Poulenc, Francis : Sonata for oboe & piano, FP 185
  • Performers: Pascal Rogé (Piano); Liang Wang (Oboe)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1962

>Poulenc, Francis : Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
  • Performers: Pascal Moragues (Clarinet); Pascal Rogé (Piano)
  • Notes: Eglise Luthérienne de Saint Pierre à Paris La Villette, Paris, France (03/06/2013-03/07/2013)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1962

>Poulenc, Francis : Élégie, for horn & piano, FP 168
  • Performers: Pascal Rogé (Piano); Howard Wall (Horn)
  • Notes: Eglise Luthérienne de Saint Pierre à Paris La Villette, Paris, France (03/06/2013-03/07/2013)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1957

>Poulenc, Francis : Sonata for piano, 4 hands, FP 8
  • Performers: Ami Rogé (Piano); Pascal Rogé (Piano)
  • Notes: Eglise Luthérienne de Saint Pierre à Paris La Villette, Paris, France (03/06/2013-03/07/2013)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1918

>Poulenc, Francis : Sonata for violin & piano, FP 119
  • Performers: Elmira Darvarova (Violin); Pascal Rogé (Piano)
  • Notes: Eglise Luthérienne de Saint Pierre à Paris La Villette, Paris, France (03/06/2013-03/07/2013)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1942-1943

>Poulenc, Francis : Le bal masqué :: Bagatelle
  • Performers: Elmira Darvarova (Violin); Pascal Rogé (Piano)
  • Notes: Eglise Luthérienne de Saint Pierre à Paris La Villette, Paris, France (03/06/2013-03/07/2013)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1932