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The Complete Songs of Poulenc, Vol. 1

Audio Samples

>Poulenc, Francis : Cocardes, song cycle for voice & piano (or ensemble), FP 16
>Poulenc, Francis : C'est ainsi que tu es (Métamorphoses, no 2)
>Poulenc, Francis : La belle Jeunesse (Chansons gaillardes, no 7)
>Poulenc, Francis : A sa guitare
>Poulenc, Francis : Epitaphe ("Belle ame qui fus mon flambeau"), song for voice & piano, FP 55
>Poulenc, Francis : Trois poemes de Louise de Vilmorin, for voice & piano, FP 91
>Poulenc, Francis : Bleuet ("Jeune homme de vingt ans"), song for voice & piano, FP 102
>Poulenc, Francis : Dernier poeme ("J'ai reve tellement fort de toi"), song for voice & piano, FP 163
>Poulenc, Francis : Rosemonde ("Longtemps au pied du perron"), song for voice & piano, FP 158
>Poulenc, Francis : Fiancailles pour rire
>Poulenc, Francis : Parisiana, 2 songs for voice & piano, FP 157
>Poulenc, Francis : La courte paille

Album Summary

>Poulenc, Francis : Cocardes, song cycle for voice & piano (or ensemble), FP 16
>Poulenc, Francis : C'est ainsi que tu es (Métamorphoses, no 2)
>Poulenc, Francis : La belle Jeunesse (Chansons gaillardes, no 7)
>Poulenc, Francis : A sa guitare
>Poulenc, Francis : Epitaphe ("Belle ame qui fus mon flambeau"), song for voice & piano, FP 55
>Poulenc, Francis : Trois poemes de Louise de Vilmorin, for voice & piano, FP 91
>Poulenc, Francis : Bleuet ("Jeune homme de vingt ans"), song for voice & piano, FP 102
>Poulenc, Francis : Dernier poeme ("J'ai reve tellement fort de toi"), song for voice & piano, FP 163
>Poulenc, Francis : Rosemonde ("Longtemps au pied du perron"), song for voice & piano, FP 158
>Poulenc, Francis : Fiancailles pour rire
>Poulenc, Francis : Parisiana, 2 songs for voice & piano, FP 157
>Poulenc, Francis : La courte paille
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This release marks the first in a new series charting the complete songs of Francis Poulenc, performed by some of the greatest singers of the day. This disc includes the vocal works: Cocardes; Metamophoses; Chansons gaillardes; À sa guitare; Épitaphe sur un texte de Malherbe; Trois Poèmes de Louise de Vilmorin; Bleuet; Dernier poème; Rosemonde; Fiançailles; Parisiana and La Courte Paille.

"The best performances... - Murray in the early Cocteau cycle Cocardes, Maltman in the Chansons Gaillardes, Milne in Fiançailles pour Rire - are very fine, even if it remains a disc to sample piecemeal rather than as a whole" -The Guardian

"This is a delightful project...Plus factors include national treasure Felicity Lott, divine in the 1960 cycle La Courte Paille. There's also the masterly accompaniment of Malcolm Martineau, who helps to confirm Poulenc's belief that his songs contained better piano music than any of his solo pieces." -The Times

"Poulenc's singular mix of whimsy, religiosity and cool wit guarantees plenty of variety, and each song has a characteristically elaborate, note-rich piano part. Malcolm Martineau accompanies with judicious, sharp-eared facility and experience." -The Observer

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St. Michael & All Angels Church, Summertown, Oxford (2010-02-14_2010-02-20&2010-).



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Works Details

>Poulenc, Francis : Cocardes, song cycle for voice & piano (or ensemble), FP 16
  • Performers: Robert Murray (Tenor); Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Michael & All Angels Church, Summertown, Oxford (2010-02-14_2010-02-20&2010-)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1919

>Poulenc, Francis : C'est ainsi que tu es (Métamorphoses, no 2)
  • Performers: Malcolm Martineau (Piano); Lisa Milne (Soprano)
  • Notes: St. Michael & All Angels Church, Summertown, Oxford (2010-02-14_2010-02-20&2010-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1943

>Poulenc, Francis : La belle Jeunesse (Chansons gaillardes, no 7)
  • Performers: Christopher Maltman (Baritone); Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Michael & All Angels Church, Summertown, Oxford (2010-02-14_2010-02-20&2010-)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1925-1926

>Poulenc, Francis : A sa guitare
  • Performers: Lorna Anderson (Soprano); Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Michael & All Angels Church, Summertown, Oxford (2010-02-14_2010-02-20&2010-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1935

>Poulenc, Francis : Épitaphe ("Belle âme qui fus mon flambeau"), song for voice & piano, FP 55
  • Performers: Jonathan Lemalu (Bass Baritone); Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Michael & All Angels Church, Summertown, Oxford (2010-02-14_2010-02-20&2010-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1930

>Poulenc, Francis : Trois poèmes de Louise de Vilmorin, for voice & piano, FP 91
  • Performers: Lorna Anderson (Soprano); Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Michael & All Angels Church, Summertown, Oxford (2010-02-14_2010-02-20&2010-)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1937

>Poulenc, Francis : Bleuet ("Jeune homme de vingt ans"), song for voice & piano, FP 102
  • Performers: Robert Murray (Tenor); Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Michael & All Angels Church, Summertown, Oxford (2010-02-14_2010-02-20&2010-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1939

>Poulenc, Francis : Dernier poème ("J'ai rêvé tellement fort de toi"), song for voice & piano, FP 163
  • Performers: Malcolm Martineau (Piano); Lisa Milne (Soprano)
  • Notes: St. Michael & All Angels Church, Summertown, Oxford (2010-02-14_2010-02-20&2010-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1956

>Poulenc, Francis : Rosemonde ("Longtemps au pied du perron"), song for voice & piano, FP 158
  • Performers: Christopher Maltman (Baritone); Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Michael & All Angels Church, Summertown, Oxford (2010-02-14_2010-02-20&2010-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1954

>Poulenc, Francis : Fiançailles pour rire
  • Performers: Malcolm Martineau (Piano); Lisa Milne (Soprano)
  • Notes: St. Michael & All Angels Church, Summertown, Oxford (2010-02-14_2010-02-20&2010-)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1939

>Poulenc, Francis : Parisiana, 2 songs for voice & piano, FP 157
  • Performers: Robert Murray (Tenor); Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Michael & All Angels Church, Summertown, Oxford (2010-02-14_2010-02-20&2010-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1954

>Poulenc, Francis : La courte paille
  • Performers: Felicity Lott (Voice); Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
  • Notes: St. Michael & All Angels Church, Summertown, Oxford (2010-02-14_2010-02-20&2010-)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1960