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The Complete Songs of Poulenc, Vol. 4
Francis Poulenc

John Mark Ainsley / William Dazeley / Sarab Fox / Magdalena Molendowska

The Complete Songs of Poulenc, Vol. 4

Price: € 19.95
Format: CD
Label: Signum Classics
UPC: 0635212032329
Catnr: SIGCD 323
Release date: 16 January 2014
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Signum Classics
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0635212032329
Catalogue number
SIGCD 323
Release date
16 January 2014
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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. This is the fourth release in our series that will build to encompass the complete songs of Francis Poulenc – performed by some of the greatest singers of the day and accompanied by the exceptional Malcolm Martineau.

Volume 4 uit een serie van alle liederen van Poulenc
De liederen van Francis Poulenc, meer dan 150 werken voor stem en piano gecomponeerd over een periode van 44 jaar, blijven onverminderd populair bij het wereldwijde concertpubliek. Poulenc voorzag een breed scala aan Franse poëzie van muziek – zowel oud als modern, van serieus tot surreëel. De liederen variëren in hun individuele stijl en karakter op een manier waardoor elke vorm van generalisatie onmogelijk is. Dit is volume 4 uit een serie die alle liederen van Poulenc omvat, uitgevoerd door enkele van de beste zangers van vandaag de dag, begeleid door de uitzonderlijke pianist Malcolm Martineau.

Na de Eerste Wereldoorlog lag het ethos van de Franse kunst over de hele linie in de richting van helderheid en eenvoud. Erik Satie, de culturele peetvader van de nieuwe Franse muziek, waarschuwde dat mist de doodsoorzaak van net zo veel componisten als zeemannen was. “De muziek waarnaar men met het hoofd in de handen luistert” werd een doelwit – niet alleen de muziek van Wagner, maar ook die van Schumann. Aan Poulenc de taak om in zijn zoektocht naar liedteksten de 19e eeuw te vermijden. In zijn liederen deed hij dit door eerdere poëzie te kiezen, of koos hij voor nabijheid door teksten uit zijn eigen tijd te gebruiken. Het huidige volume bevat toonzettingen van beide types.

Artist(s)

John Mark Ainsley

John Mark Ainsley is a highly versatile concert singer whose international engagements include appearances with the London Symphony under Sir Colin Davis, Rostropovich and Previn, the Concert D’Astrée under Haim, the London Philharmonic under Norrington, Les Musiciens du Louvre under Minkowski, the Cleveland Orchestra under Welser-Möst, the Berlin Philharmonic under Haitink and Rattle, the Berlin Staatskapelle under Jordan, the New York Philharmonic under Masur, the Boston Symphony under Ozawa, the San Francisco Symphony under Tate and Norrington, the Vienna Philharmonic under Norrington, Pinnock and Welser-Möst, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields under Marriner and Langrée, and both the Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and the Orchestre de Paris under Giulini. At the 2005 Saito Kinen Festival he appeared...
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John Mark Ainsley is a highly versatile concert singer whose international engagements include appearances with the London Symphony under Sir Colin Davis, Rostropovich and Previn, the Concert D’Astrée under Haim, the London Philharmonic under Norrington, Les Musiciens du Louvre under Minkowski, the Cleveland Orchestra under Welser-Möst, the Berlin Philharmonic under Haitink and Rattle, the Berlin Staatskapelle under Jordan, the New York Philharmonic under Masur, the Boston Symphony under Ozawa, the San Francisco Symphony under Tate and Norrington, the Vienna Philharmonic under Norrington, Pinnock and Welser-Möst, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields under Marriner and Langrée, and both the Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino and the Orchestre de Paris under Giulini.

At the 2005 Saito Kinen Festival he appeared in Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder under Ozawa. His discography is extensive, including Handel’s Saul with Gardiner, Britten’s Midsummer Night’s Dream with Davis, Stravinsky’s Pulcinella with Haitink and J.S. Bach’s Mass in B minor and the Evangelist in the St Matthew Passion with Ozawa, L’enfance du Christ, Alexander’s Feast, Acis and Galatea, the Berlioz Requiem and the title role in Monteverdi’s Orfeo. He has made a series of recital records of Schubert, Mozart, Purcell, Grainger, Warlock and Quilter, with a recording of Vaughan Williams’s On Wenlock Edge nominated for a Gramophone Award. Other recordings include the Britten cycles Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, Les Illuminations and Nocturne, Charlie in Brigadoon and Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni. On the operatic stage he has sung Don Ottavio at the Glyndebourne Festival under Sir Simon Rattle, and at the Aix-en-Provence Festival under Claudio Abbado. He has appeared with Opera Australia as Tito and Idomeneo, with the Netherlands Opera as the title role in Handel’s Samson, with the San Francisco Opera as Don Ottavio and Jupiter in Semele and at the Munich Festival as Jonathan in Saul and as Orfeo, for which he received the Munich Festival Prize. In 2002 he made his début at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, as Don Ottavio under Mackerras. At the 2003 Salzburg Festival he created the rôle of Der Daemon in the world première of Hans Werner Henze’s L’Upupa, which he reprised at the Teatro Real, Madrid. He returned to Salzburg in 2006 where he sang Soliman in Zaide and Belfiore in La finta giardinera. He sang The Madwoman in Britten’s Curlew River in Frankfurt and his first Pelléas for the Deutsche Oper, Berlin.


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Francis Poulenc

Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc was a French composer and pianist. Poulenc's wealthy family intended him for a business career in the Rhone Poulenc family company and did not allow him to enrol at a music college. Largely self-educated musically, he studied with the pianist Ricardo Viñes, who became his mentor after the composer's parents died. Poulenc soon came under the influence of Erik Satie, under whose tutelage he became one of a group of young composers known collectively as Les Six. This group of French composers from the 1920s aimed to clear music of the impressionism of Claude Debussy, and German influences such as the Romanticism of Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss. Their motto was 'L'art pour l'art': they composed music for the sake of...
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Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc was a French composer and pianist. Poulenc's wealthy family intended him for a business career in the Rhone Poulenc family company and did not allow him to enrol at a music college. Largely self-educated musically, he studied with the pianist Ricardo Viñes, who became his mentor after the composer's parents died. Poulenc soon came under the influence of Erik Satie, under whose tutelage he became one of a group of young composers known collectively as Les Six. This group of French composers from the 1920s aimed to clear music of the impressionism of Claude Debussy, and German influences such as the Romanticism of Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss. Their motto was "L'art pour l'art": they composed music for the sake of music, without any 'meaning' or extramusical intents. In his early works Poulenc became known for his high spirits and irreverence. During the 1930s a much more serious side to his nature emerged, particularly in the religious music he composed from 1936 onwards, which he alternated with his more light-hearted works.

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01.
Le bestiaire: : I. Le dromadaire
01:27
(Francis Poulenc)
02.
Le bestiaire: : II. Le chèvre du Thibet
00:42
(Francis Poulenc)
03.
Le bestiaire: : III. La sauterelle
00:29
(Francis Poulenc)
04.
Le bestiaire: : IV. Le dauphin
00:28
(Francis Poulenc)
05.
Le bestiaire: : V. L'écrevisse
00:47
(Francis Poulenc)
06.
Le bestiaire: : VI. La carpe
01:41
(Francis Poulenc)
07.
Le serpent
00:31
(Francis Poulenc)
08.
La puce
00:56
(Francis Poulenc)
09.
La colombe
00:52
(Francis Poulenc)
10.
Poèmes de Ronsard: : I. Attributs
01:22
(Francis Poulenc)
11.
Poèmes de Ronsard: : II. Le tombeau
02:47
(Francis Poulenc)
12.
Poèmes de Ronsard: : III. Ballet
02:12
(Francis Poulenc)
13.
Poèmes de Ronsard: : IV. Je n'ai plus que les os …
03:26
(Francis Poulenc)
14.
Poèmes de Ronsard: : V. A son page
01:36
(Francis Poulenc)
15.
Cinq poèmes de Max Jacob: : I. Chanson Bretonne
00:45
(Francis Poulenc)
16.
Cinq poèmes de Max Jacob: : II. Cimétière
02:30
(Francis Poulenc)
17.
Cinq poèmes de Max Jacob: : III. La petite servante
02:07
(Francis Poulenc)
18.
Cinq poèmes de Max Jacob: : IV. Bercuse
01:19
(Francis Poulenc)
19.
Cinq poèmes de Max Jacob: : V. Souric et Mouric
01:51
(Francis Poulenc)
20.
Osiem piesn?i polskich (Huit chansons polonaises): : I. Wianek (La couronne)
02:03
(Francis Poulenc)
21.
Osiem piesn?i polskich (Huit chansons polonaises): : II. Odjazd (Le de?part)
01:03
(Francis Poulenc)
22.
Osiem piesn?i polskich (Huit chansons polonaises): : III. Polska m?odziez (Les gars polonais)
00:57
(Francis Poulenc)
23.
Osiem piesn?i polskich (Huit chansons polonaises): : IV. Ostatni mazur (Le dernier mazour)
01:59
(Francis Poulenc)
24.
Osiem piesn?i polskich (Huit chansons polonaises): : V. Pozegnanie (L’adieu)
01:37
(Francis Poulenc)
25.
Osiem piesn?i polskich (Huit chansons polonaises): : VI. Bia?a choragiewka (Le drapeau blanc)
00:44
(Francis Poulenc)
26.
Osiem piesn?i polskich (Huit chansons polonaises): : VII. Wis?a (La vistule)
01:46
(Francis Poulenc)
27.
Osiem piesn?i polskich (Huit chansons polonaises): : VIII. Jezioro (Le lac)
02:15
(Francis Poulenc)
28.
Cinq poe?mes de Paul Eluard: : I. Peut-il se reposer celui qui dort
02:06
(Francis Poulenc)
29.
Cinq poe?mes de Paul Eluard: : II. Il la prend dans ses bras
00:54
(Francis Poulenc)
30.
Cinq poe?mes de Paul Eluard:: III. Plume d’eau claire
00:41
(Francis Poulenc)
31.
Cinq poe?mes de Paul Eluard: : IV. Ro?deuse au front de verre
01:53
(Francis Poulenc)
32.
Cinq poe?mes de Paul Eluard: : V. Amoureuses
01:15
(Francis Poulenc)
33.
Chansons villageoises: : I. Chanson du clair tamis
00:55
(Francis Poulenc)
34.
Chansons villageoises: : II. Les gars qui vont a? la fe?te
01:31
(Francis Poulenc)
35.
Chansons villageoises: : III. C’est le joli printemps
02:43
(Francis Poulenc)
36.
Chansons villageoises: : IV. Le mendiant
03:38
(Francis Poulenc)
37.
Chansons villageoises: : V. Chanson de la fille frivole
00:51
(Francis Poulenc)
38.
Chansons villageoises: : VI. Le retour du sergent
01:54
(Francis Poulenc)
39.
Une chanson de porcelaine
01:31
(Francis Poulenc)
40.
Fancy
01:55
(Francis Poulenc)
41.
La dame de Monte Carlo
07:23
(Francis Poulenc)
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