Dutoit: Poulenc - Concertos, Orchestral & Choral Works (5 CD box set, FLAC)
Dutoit: Poulenc – Concertos, Orchestral & Choral Works (5 CD box set, FLAC)

Audio CD
SPARS Code: DDD
Number of Discs: 5 CD box set
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Decca
ASIN: B000OPPSWQ
Size: 1.36 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: no

CD 01
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, FP 146
01. I. Allegretto
02. II. Andante con moto
03. III. Rondeau a la francaise

Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, FP 61
04. I. Allegro ma non troppo
05. II. Larghetto
06. III. Finale: Allegro molto

Organ Concerto, FP 93
07. Andante –
08. Allegro giocoso –
09. Subito andante moderato –
10. Tempo allegro, molto agitato –
11. Tres calme. Lent –
12. Tempo de l’allegro initial –
13. Tempo de l’introduction. Largo

Pascal Roge, piano
Sylviane Deferne, piano
Peter Hurford, organ
Philharmonia Orchestra
Charles Dutoit

CD 02
Sinfonietta, FP 141
01. I. Allegro con fuoco
02. II. Molto vivace
03. III. Andante cantabile
04. IV. Finale (Prestissimo et tres gai)

Concert champetre, FP 49
05. I. Allegro molto
06. II. Andante (Mouvement de sicilienne)
07. III. Finale (Presto)
08. Piece breve sur le nom d’Albert Roussel, FP 50
09. Bucolique, FP 160
10. Fanfare, FP 25

Deux Marches et un Intermede, FP 88
11. I. Marche 1889
12. II. Intermede champetre
13. III. Marche 1937

Suite Francaise, FP 80
14. I. Bransle de Bourgogne
15. II. Pavane
16. III. Petite Marche militaire
17. IV. Complainte
18. V. Bransle de Champagne
19. VI. Sicilienne
20. VII. Carillon

Pascal Roge, harpsicord
Orchestre National de France
Charles Dutoit

CD 03
Les Biches (ballet aves chant), FP 36 – Suite
01. I. Rondeau (Largo – Allegro)
02. II. Adagietto
03. III. Rag-Mazurka (Moderato – Allegro molto)
04. IV. Andantino
05. V. Final (Presto)

Les Animaux modeles – Suite d’apres La Fontaine, FP 111
06. I. Le Petit Jour (Tres calme)
07. II. Le Lion amoureux (Passionnement anime)
08. III. L’Homme entre deux ages et ses deux maitresses (Prestissimo)
09. IV. Le Mort et le Bucheron (Tres lent)
10. V. Les Deux Coqs (Tres modere)
11. VI. Le Repas de midi (Tres doux, calme et heureux)
12. Matelote provencale, FP 153 (No.5 from ‘La uirlande de Campra’)
13. Pastourelle, FP 45 (No.8 from ‘L’Eventail de Jeanne’)
14. Valse, FP 17 (No.5 from ‘Album des Six’)
15. Discours du general (No.3 from ‘Les Maries de la Tour Eiffel’, FP 23)
16. La Baigneuse de Trouville (No.4 from ‘Les Maries de la Tour Eiffel’, FP 23)

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Aubade – Concerto choregraphique, FP 51
17. I. Toccata (Lento et pesante; Molto animato)
18. II. Recitatif: Les Compagnes de Diane (Largehetto)
19. III. Rondeau: Diane et compagnes (Allegro
20. IV. Presto: Toilette de Diane (Presto)
21. V. Recitatif: Introduction a la Variation de Diane (Larghetto)
22. VI. Andante: Variation de Diane (Andante con moto)
23. VII. Allegro feroce: Desespoir de Diane
24. VIII. Conclusion: Adieux et depart de Diane (Adagio)

Deux Preludes posthumes et une Gnossienne, FP 104
(orchestration of three piano pieces by Erik Satie)
25. I. Fete donnee par des chevaliers normands en l’honneur d’une jeune demoiselle
26. II. 1er Prelude du Nazareen
27. III. 3e Gnossienne

Pascal Roge, piano
Orchestre National de France
Charles Dutoit

CD 04
Le Bal masque – Cantate profane, FP 60
01. I. Preeambule et Air de bravoure
02. II. Intermede
03. III. Malvina
04. IV. Bagatelle
05. V. La Dame aveugle
06. VI. Finale

Le Bestiaire ou Cortege d’Orphee, FP 15a
07. I. Le Dromadaire
08. II. La Chevre du Thibet
09. III. La Sauterelle
10. IV. Le Dauphin
11. V. L’Ecrevisse
12. VI. La Carpe

Rapsodie negre, FP 3
13. I. Prelude
14. II. Ronde
15. III. Honoloulou – Intermede vocal
16. IV. Pastorale
17. V. Final

Cocardes – chansons populaires sur des poemes de Jean Cocteau, FP 16
18. I. Miel de Narbonne
19. II. Bonne d’enfant
20. III. Enfant de troupe

Trois Mouvements perpetuels, FP 14
21. I. Assez modere
22. II. Tres modere
23. III. Alerte

Le Gendarme incompris – Comedie-bouffe, FP 20
24. 3 Coups
25. Ouverture
26. Dialogue: Je suis seul
27. Dialogue: Enfin! cette ridicule comedie va cesser
28. Impromptu: La justice ne veut de sang
29. Dialogue: Bravo!
30. Duo: Dans quel piege suis-je tombee
31. Dialogue: Cette fete est charmante
32. Duo: Voyez il en a convenu
33. Dialogue: Nous ne sommes plus sous les croisades
34. Dialogue: Quel cauchemar!
35. Madrigal: J’ai longtemps reve
36. Dialogue: C’est charmant
37. Final – Danse: Ce madrigal ou qu’on le dise

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Quatre Poemes de Max Jacob, FP 22
38. I. Est-il un coin plus solitaire
39. II. C’est pour aller au bal
40. III. Poete et tenor
41. IV. Dans le buisson de mimosa

Francoise Le Roux, baritone
Dominique Visse, countrtenor
Lambert Wilson, speaker
Pascal Roge, piano
Orchestre National de France
Charles Dutoit

CD 05
Gloria, FP 77
01. I. Gloria in excelsis Deo
02. II. Laudamus te
03. III. Domine Deus, Rex coelestis
04. IV. Domine Fili unigenite
05. V. Domine Deus, Agnus Dei
06. VI. Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris

Litanies a la Vierge noire, FP 82
07. La Trinite – La Sainte Vierge – Reine du Sanctuaire – Reine des batailles – Notre Dame – Agnus Dei

Stabat Mater, FP 148
08. I. Stabat Mater dolorosa
09. II. Cujus animam gementem
10. III. O quam tristis
11. IV. Quae moerebat
12. V. Quis est homo
13. VI. Vidit suum dulcem Natum
14. VII. Eja Mater
15. VIII. Fac ut ardeat
16. IX. Sancta Mater
17. X. Fac ut portem
18. XI. Inflammatus et accensus
19. XII. Quando corpus morietur

Francoise Pollet, soprano
Choeur de Radio France
Maitrise de Radio France
Orchestre National de France
Charles Dutoit

Superb recording, performance and material

This is an absolutely wonderful package! I have a large percentage of all commercial recordings of the Poulenc Organ Concerto and this is clearly the best for location, recording and production technique as well as the performance. The balance between full cathedral ambiance and intimate frontal detail is perfect. The hall’s replete reverbation never washes out the musical detail. The performance is intense, passionate and imaginative yet Dutoit and the soloists never venture so far from the musical core and clarity of the pieces that things ever get confused or wayward. Tempos are never too fast or too slow. Dutoit seems to be the master of modern French orchestral music. Rather than the boxed set, the concerto recordings alone also seem to be available Piano & Organ Concertos

Though there are many very good recordings, the only other contender for the “perfect” rendition of the Organ Concerto that I’ve heard in my opinion would be the lesser known Polish Tarnow Orchestra recording Concertos for Organ and Orchestra Whereas the Dutoit version is very full bodied and expansive, the Tarnow orchestra is much smaller and very nimble – approaching the sound and feeling of a chamber orchestra which works very well for this piece. The detail and intimacy is also superb.

Excellent

Excellent compilation of significant music from mid-20th-century . Very well played and recorded , no wonder that this box is among the CDs recommended by the Société Poulenc in Paris .

5 Comments

  1. YES!!!! This is awesome. Many many thanks, Whatever. You again amaze me.

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