This page lists all recordings of Les Plaintes d'une poupée M20 (1865), by César Auguste Franck (1822-90) on CD & download (MP3 & FLAC). Generally, more recent releases are listed first, but with priority given to those that are in stock.
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Franck: Piano Works
Piece en Sol bemol Majeur: Poco lento
Piece en Mi Mineur: Andantino quasi allegretto
Piece en Ut diese Mineur: Poco allegro
Piece en Sol bemol Majeur: Poco allegretto
Piece en Sol Majeur: Noel angevin
Piece en La bemol Majeur: Poco maestoso
Berceuse en La bemol Majeur: Allegretto amabile
Elegie en Ut diese Mineur: Lento
Piece en Fa Mineur: Allegretto
Canon en Re bemol Majeur: Andantino
Piece en Fa diese Mineur: Poco allegro
Piece en Re Mineur: Andante cantabile
A landmark recording of Franck's near-complete piano works by Jörg Demus at the height of his powers in the 1970s.
Performances of great finesse, perfectly suited to the wonderful harmonic language of this beautiful romantic music.
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Franck: Piano Music
“Hough has a dream-ticket combination of virtues – astonishing agility, a faultless ear for texture, fine-tuned stylistic sensibility and an exceptional understanding of harmonic and structural tensions. He acknowledges all Franck's nuances, notated and implied, without ever disturbing the broader flow; he gives full rein to the heroic Lisztian cascades, without ever tipping over into melodrama. The only hint of a nit to be picked would be that the fortissimo arpeggiations in the 'Choral' don't ring as resonantly as they might. One can't imagine the calm at the end of the 'Aria' being better judged.
In their very different ways the almost comical bravura of the Grand caprice and the salon charm of the Danse lente and Les plaintes d'une poupée are extremely difficult to bring off with success. Yet anyone who has followed Hough's recording career will know that this sort of thing is meat and drink to him. As for his own transcription of the A minor Chorale, the unavoidable adjective is 'awesome'.” Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010
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Piano Recital: Ashley Wass
“Ashley Wass, winner of the World Piano Competition in London two years ago, is a thoroughly persuasive advocate of this music...[his] command of the music's intellectual and expressive thrust makes for compelling listening” Daily Telegraph
(also available to download from $6.00)
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Nymphes & Fleurs
Music by Franck, Delibes, Franck and Pierne
Guy Penson (Erard piano)
La Choraline - Youth Choir of the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Florence Huby, Benoît Giaux
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Franck: Musique pour piano
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B minor, Op. 11
Variations Brillantes sur la Ronde favorite de Gustave III (Auber), Op. 8
Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden (piano)
Nouvel Orchestra Symphonique de la RTBF, Edgar Doneux
Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 14
Ensemble César Franck
Violin Sonata in A major
Andrew Hardy (violin), Uriel Tsachor (piano)
Trio Concertant in F sharp minor, Op. 1, No. 1
Trio Concertant in B minor, Op. 2 No. 4
Members of the Quatuor Academica
Duo No. 1 for piano 4 hands, on 'God Save the King', Op. 4, M. 4
Deuxieme duo pour le piano à 4 mains sur le quatuor de Lucile de Grétry, Op. 17
Daniel Blumenthal, Jacob Bogart (piano)
Prélude, Fugue et Variation Op. 18
Prélude, Choral et Fugue, M21
Prelude, Aria et Final M23 (1886/7)
Les Plaintes d'une poupée M20 (1865)
Prélude, pour l'Ave Maris Stella
Chant de la Creuse
Danse Lente M22 (1885)
Dominique Cornil (piano)
Franck was a child prodigy and virtuoso pianist. At the age of only sixteen, he was awarded the “Premier premier prix pour piano”. This boxed set gives a wonderful survey of Franck’s piano compositions, including his second Piano Concerto, Piano Quintet and Trios, as well as some late pieces, such as Danse lente and Noël Angevin.
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