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Françaix & Poulenc: Concertos for Two Pianos & Orchestra / Mona & Rica Bard, pianos; Deutsche State PO Rheinland-Pfalz; Matiakh

Album Summary

>Françaix, Jean [Composer] : Concerto for 2 pianos & orchestra
>Poulenc, Francis : Les animaux modèles, ballet, FP 111
>Poulenc, Francis : Concerto for 2 Pianos in D minor
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

In his musical aesthetics, Jean Françaix was close to the 'Groupe des six' from the outset, and in the connection between cheerfulness and elegance so typical of him to Poulenc in particular. This applies especially to 1965s Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, a work he and his daughter premiered. Of the six, the Paris-born Poulenc was probably the 'most French'. Influenced by Surrealism and Apollinaire, on the one hand, and then to a large degree by Catholicism after roughly mid-life, Poulenc derived his stylistic elements from the greats of music history - from Mozart to Stravinsky.

American Record Guide, July/August 2015
The orchestra makes its home in Mainz and Mannheim, and they play a full series every season in each city. It's easy to sniff. Those orchestras are excellent these days. The conductor has been most active in Montpellier (France), another town I like very much.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Philharmonie, Ludwigshafen (05/05/2014-05/09/2014).



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>Françaix, Jean [Composer] : Concerto for 2 pianos & orchestra
  • Performers: Mona Bard (Piano); Rica Bard (Piano)
  • Conductor: Ariane Matiakh
  • Ensemble: Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz
  • Notes: Philharmonie, Ludwigshafen (05/05/2014-05/09/2014)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto

>Poulenc, Francis : Les animaux modèles, ballet, FP 111
  • Performers: Mona Bard (Piano); Rica Bard (Piano)
  • Conductor: Ariane Matiakh
  • Notes: Philharmonie, Ludwigshafen (05/05/2014-05/09/2014)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1940-1942

>Poulenc, Francis : Concerto for 2 Pianos in D minor
  • Performers: Mona Bard (Piano); Rica Bard (Piano)
  • Conductor: Ariane Matiakh
  • Notes: Philharmonie, Ludwigshafen (05/05/2014-05/09/2014)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1932