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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…
Martha Argerich (piano), with Alexander Gurning (piano), with Paul Gulda & Rico Gulda (piano), with Akane Sakai (piano), with Alexander Mogilevsky (piano), with Gabriela Montero (piano), Susan Roberts, Helene Schneidermann, Daniel Norman, Carsten Wittmoser, Yulia Zaichkina, Alexander Mogilevsky...
I would not deter anyone from duplicating because...there are many moments and passages of pure delight, often deriving from the frisson of a live performance (listen to the Poulenc!) One marvels... — More…
Martha Argerich (piano), Martha Argerich (piano) & Mischa Maisky (cello), Eduardo Hubert (piano), Dora Schwarzberg (violin I), Michael Guttmann (violin II), Nora Romanoff (viola) & Mark Drobinsky (cello), Akane Sakai (piano), Lilya Zilberstein (piano), Anton Gerzenberg (piano) & Daniel...
Even more than some years' instalments, Lugano 2014 is a celebration not just of the inimitable Argentinian but also of the most obscure alleyways of classical music…[Weinberg's Fifth Violin... — More…
Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, Michel Plasson
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…