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The Complete Songs of Francis Poulenc, Vol. 5 / Thomas Allen, Thomas Oliemans, Joshua Ellicott, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Ann Murray, Sarah Fox. Malcolm Martineau, piano

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  1. Rapsodie Negre: I. Prélude $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Rapsodie Negre: II. Rondo $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Rapsodie Negre: III. Honoloulou $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Rapsodie Negre: IV. Pastorale $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Rapsodie Negre: V. Finale $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Le Bestiaire: I. Le dromadaire $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Le Bestiaire: II. Le chèvre du Thibet $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Le Bestiaire: III. La sauterelle $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Le Bestiaire: IV. Le dauphin $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Le Bestiaire: V. L’écrevisse $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Le Bestiaire: VI. La carpe $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Quatre poèmes de Max Jacob: I. Est-il un coin plus solitaire $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Quatre poèmes de Max Jacob: II. C’est pour aller au bal $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Quatre poèmes de Max Jacob: III. Poète et ténor $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Quatre poèmes de Max Jacob: IV. Dans le buisson de mimosa $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Vocalise $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Quatre poèmes d’Apollinaire: I. L’Anguille $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Quatre poèmes d’Apollinaire: II. Carte-postale $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Quatre poèmes d’Apollinaire: III. Avant le cinéma $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Quatre poèmes d’Apollinaire: IV. 1904 $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Banalités: I. Chanson d’Orkenise $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Banalités: II. Hôtel $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Banalités: III. Fagnes de Wallonie $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Banalités: IV. Voyage à Paris $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Banalités: V. Sanglots $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Le Bal Masqué: I. Préambule et Air de bravoure $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Le Bal Masqué: II. Intermède $0.99 on iTunes
  28. Le Bal Masqué: III. Malvina $0.99 on iTunes
  29. Le Bal Masqué: IV. Bagatelle $0.99 on iTunes
  30. Le Bal Masqué: V. La dame aveugle $0.99 on iTunes
  31. Le Bal Masqué: VI. Finale $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Poulenc, Francis : Rapsodie nègre, for baritone & chamber ensemble, FP 3
>Poulenc, Francis : Le bestiaire (Cortège d'Orphée), song cycle for voice & piano (or chamber ensemble), FP 15a
>Poulenc, Francis : Quatre poèmes de Max Jacob, for baritone voice & wind ensemble, FP 22
>Poulenc, Francis : Vocalise, for voice & piano, FP 44
>Poulenc, Francis : Quatre poèmes de Guillaume Apollinaire, for voice & piano, FP 58
>Poulenc, Francis : Banalités, song cycle for voice & piano, FP 107
>Poulenc, Francis : Le bal masqué, for baritone (or mezzo-soprano) & chamber ensemble, FP 60
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Notes & Reviews:

Composing over 150 works for piano and voice over a period of 44 years, the songs of Francis Poulenc remain consistently popular to concert audiences the world over. Varying in their individual style and character in a way that defies generalization, Poulenc set music to a wide range of different French poetry – both ancient and modern, and from the serious to the surreal. The final disc in Signum's series of The Complete Songs of Francis Poulenc features a cast of the finest singers of our generation, accompanied by Malcolm Martineau as well as additional instrumental soloists for Poulenc's larger-ensemble settings of his songs. Featured works include Rapsodie Negre, Le Bestiaire, Quatre poèmes de Max Jacob, Vocalise, Quatre poemes d’Apollinaire, Banalités and Le Bal Masqué.

Gramophone Magazine, September 2015
[In this volume] the musical horizons broaden out to take in various cycles that call for the accompaniment of variegated instrumental ensembles...The instrumental ensembles, thoroughly in tune with Poulenc's personality, add piquancy to a delightful disc.

The Observer, 28th June 2015
Thomas Allen, Thomas Oliemans, Joshua Ellicott, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Ann Murray and Sarah Fox are all secure and idiomatic Poulenc connoisseurs.

BBC Music Magazine, October 2015
Thomas Allen's delivery of [La bestiare] is suave and secure. In both cycles, Julian Bliss's clarinet playing stands out for silkiness of tone...Catherine Wyn-Rogers finds a steely sensuality in Poulenc's sexiest song 'H(tel'...The playing is strong, especially from Martineau and the Badke Quartet.

American Record Guide, March/April 2016
With this fifth volume of Poulenc's songs, Signum has completed its survey of the composer's 150 or more songs with Martineau as the anchor of the project. Hyperion issued its 4CD set of all the songs in 2013 with Graham Johnson as the pianist and author of the terrific program notes (J/F 2014). The performances in both surveys are excellent, and the differences between them make both sets worth owning.



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Works Details

>Poulenc, Francis : Rapsodie nègre, for baritone & chamber ensemble, FP 3
  • Performers: Julian Bliss (Clarinet); Lisa Friend (Flute); Malcolm Martineau (Piano); Thomas Oliemans (Baritone); Phil White (Trombone)
  • Notes: All Saints Church, East Finchley, London (06/01/2011-06/03/2011)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1917

>Poulenc, Francis : Le bestiaire (Cortège d'Orphée), song cycle for voice & piano (or chamber ensemble), FP 15a
  • Performers: Thomas Allen (Baritone); Jarek Augustyniak (Bassoon); Julian Bliss (Clarinet); Lisa Friend (Flute); Thomas Oliemans (Baritone); Phil White (Trombone)
  • Notes: All Saints Church, East Finchley, London (06/01/2011-06/03/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1919

>Poulenc, Francis : Quatre poèmes de Max Jacob, for baritone voice & wind ensemble, FP 22
  • Performers: Jarek Augustyniak (Bassoon); David Cowley (Oboe); Simon Desbruslais (Trumpet); Joshua Ellicott; Lisa Friend (Flute); Malcolm Martineau (Piano); Tamsin Waley-Cohen (Violin); Phil White (Trombone)
  • Notes: All Saints Church, East Finchley, London (06/01/2011-06/03/2011)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1921

>Poulenc, Francis : Vocalise, for voice & piano, FP 44
  • Performers: Malcolm Martineau (Piano); Sarah Vocal] (Soprano); Phil White (Trombone)
  • Notes: St Michael & All Angels in Summertown, Oxford (09/06/2010-09/10/2010)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1927

>Poulenc, Francis : Quatre poèmes de Guillaume Apollinaire, for voice & piano, FP 58
  • Performers: Malcolm Martineau (Piano); Ann Murray (Mezzo Soprano); Phil White (Trombone)
  • Notes: St Michael & All Angels in Summertown, Oxford (09/06/2010-09/10/2010)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1931

>Poulenc, Francis : Banalités, song cycle for voice & piano, FP 107
  • Performers: Malcolm Martineau (Piano); Phil White (Trombone); Catherine Wyn-Rogers (Alto)
  • Notes: St Michael & All Angels in Summertown, Oxford (09/06/2010-09/10/2010)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1940

>Poulenc, Francis : Le bal masqué, for baritone (or mezzo-soprano) & chamber ensemble, FP 60
  • Performers: Thomas Allen (Baritone); Jarek Augustyniak (Bassoon); Andrew Barnard (Percussion); Julian Bliss (Clarinet); David Corkhill (Percussion); David Cowley (Oboe); Simon Desbruslais (Trumpet); Gary Lovenest (Percussion); Malcolm Martineau (Piano); Gemma Rosefield (Cello); Tamsin Waley-Cohen (Violin); Phil White (Trombone)
  • Notes: All Saints Church, East Finchley, London (06/01/2011-06/03/2011)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1932