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Les Vents Français (Emmanuel Pahud (flute), Paul Meyer (clarinet), Francois Leleux (oboe), Gilbert Audin (bassoon), Radovan Vlatkovic (horn)
individually, they play with attractive timbre and immaculate intonation and articulation. Collectively, they blend their colours with great finesse, within dynamics ranging from cushioned pianissimo... — More…
Ulster Orchestra, Yan Pascal Tortelier
Here is 1920s French music directed by a conductor who's completely in the spirit of it, and plenty of spirit there is, too. Except for Ibert's Divertissement, this is ballet music. Poulenc's... — More…
French Choral Delicacies
Anna Markland (piano)
I Fagiolini, Robert Hollingworth
As pianist and singer, Markland offers the most idiomatic performance. She plays Satie’s Gnossiennes 4, 5 and 6 beautifully and sings the top line of Milhaud’s Deux Poèmes and Poulenc’s Un soir... — More…
A Unique Journey from Mozart to the XX Century
Carol Vaness (soprano), Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo-soprano), Francisco Araiza (tenor), Ferruccio Furlanetto (bass), Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Katia & Marielle Labèque (pianos), André Cazalet (horn), Vicens Prats (flute), Choeur de l'Orchestre de Paris, Marjana Lipovšek (contralto), Choeurs de...
L’Éventail de Jeanne, ballet in one act by ten French composers; Les Mariés de la Tour Eiffel, ballet in one act by members of the group Les Six
Philharmonia Orchestra, Geoffrey Simon
The zany exuberance of Les mariés, concocted by five of Les Six in the 1920s, is infectiously captured in this colourful reissue, as is L'éventail, a contemporaneous ten-composer collaboration. — More…
Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, Michel Plasson