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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…
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…
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…
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…
Alexandre Tharaud, Jean Delescluse, Bénabar, Juliette/Guillaume Gallienne, Frank Braley, Natalie Dessay & Madeleine Peyroux
This is fun...Tharaud's varied programme captures the frenetic, vibrantly eclectic melting pot of 1920s Paris...The charms of this beautifully packaged disc are hard to resist. — More…
Sabine Meyer (clarinet) & Oleg Maisenberg (piano)
The Clarinet Sonatas by Saint-Saëns and Poulenc are both late works, but they're very different in feeling: the Saint-Saëns generally relaxed and classical, the Poulenc more excitable, swinging... — More…