Poulenc: Complete Chamber Music Vol 4
This recording, the fourth in a series dedicated to the chamber music of Poulenc, offers a healthy cross-section of the composer's work in the genre, with particular attention paid to his vocal works. Poulenc's music is dizzyingly eclectic, and this recording of chamber music includes his celebrated "cantate profane," 'Le Bal masquè.' The delicious whimsy of 'Le Bal masquè' comes to life in a superb performance by baritone Franck Leguérinel and a talented instrumental ensemble. Purely instrumental works are included as well, including the rarely heard 'Sarabande for guitar,' played by Pierre Laniau with a sensitivity that captures the work's dreamy spirit.
Catalog Number: 8553614
Composer: Francis Poulenc
Conductor: Pierre-Michel Durand
Performer: Alexandre Tharaud, André Moisan, Céline Nessi, Franck Leguérinel, Françoise Groben, Francoise Rivalland, Guy Touvron, Hervé Joulain, Jacques Mauger, Jean Delescluse, Jean-Marc Phillips-Varjabédian, Laurent Lefèvre, Marc Bauer, Marie Gondeau, Olivier Doise, Pascal Delage, Philippe Bernold, Philippe Hanon, Pierre Laniau, Ronald van Spaendonck, Sabine Toutain, Serge Krichewski, Thibault Vieux