17 March 2012

Poulenc: The Complete Chamber Music

EAC | FLAC tracks, CUE, Log | Covers | 457 Mb
2 CD | November 1999 | Hyperion
CD 1
CD 2
'Thirteen pieces lovingly brought to life by the Nash Ensemble. For once, the word 'jewel-box' for the CD container sounds about right.' (BBC CD Review)
'Entrancing. It's hard to select the choicest treasures from this jewel box of Poulenc's most witty and vivacious, hauntingly melodic and touchingly heartfelt music, especially when it is played with such effervescence and devotion as here. The two masterpieces are the Sextet for Piano and Winds (1932) and the delectable "Mozartian" Trio for Piano, Oboe and Bassoon, played with dashing elan and soulful lyricism by the pianist Ian Brown and the Nash's brilliant wind principals. Richard Watkins's long-breathed account of the moving Elégie in memoriam Dennis Brain (1957) and Paul Watkins's noble-toned playing of the Cello Sonata (1940/48) are exceptional. But there is rapture, elation, zany high spirits in all of this music, dazzlingly played by the Nash Ensemble. Buy, buy, buy!' (The Sunday Times)
'A set which will surely and deservedly be popular.' (BBC Music Magazine)
'Thoroughly excellent' (The Observer)
'Those who treasure performances of this music should hear this recording to discover the insights which the very best of today's musicians bring to these scores' (Classic Express)
'An altogether first-class collection of Poulenc's very individual chamber music output played with real sensitivity ... .outstanding performances. The whole issue wins my enthusiastic recommendation: it bids fair to become the undisputed yardstick for the future.' (Gramophone)
'It would be hard to imagine more consistently on-target presentations of Poulenc’s chamber music or more appropriate sound reproduction. Highly recommended' (Fanfare, USA)
Sextet for piano, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn
Sonata for violin and piano
Sonata for two clarinets
Sonata for horn, trumpet and trombone
Sonata for cello and piano
Sonata for clarinet and piano
Sarabande for solo guitar
Villanelle for piccolo 'pipe' and piano
Sonata for oboe and piano
Élégie for horn and piano 'in memory of Dennis Brain'
Trio for piano, oboe and bassoon
Sonata for clarinet and bassoon
Sonata for flute and piano
The Nash Ensemble
I'm beginning here to resurrect some of the works that "disappeared" from Avax or were "abandoned" from the original uploaders. There's not a real thought behind it, I'm just cleaning up my HDs and following the wind. What I downloaded long ago is flowing back. All credits go to the first uploader. Enjoy...


alex said...

many thanks toutatis

Rafaé said...

Thank you very much!

Audentity said...

I am very excited about this 2CD set. Thanks!!

Jude-n-Sue said...

Thanks!!! Thrilled to get another chance to listen to this.

Leonardo said...

Acabo de encontrar un cd (doble) de Poulenc del sello Hyperion, con el título "The complete chamber music". Al principio, resulta sorprendente que hayan podido meter toda su música de cámara en tan solo dos cds de audio, cuando Naxos lo hizo en cinco. Luego, viéndolo en detalle, veo que eso ES POSIBLE, especialmente, si se ignora obras como


L'Invitation au Château

Sonata para dos pianos

Sonata para piano a cuatro manos

Bagatelle en Re menor

Capriccio d'après Le bal masqué

Elégie para dos pianos

Histoire de Babar, le petit éléphant

L'embarquement pour Cythère

y alguna otra obra que yo no conozca.

Mi merecido respeto a las obras olvidadas por la gente que preparó aquel cd.

Leo Vonn Sick (Facebook)