From my collection.
Bought in December 2015.
First listen: 21-12-2015.
Second listen: 16-3-2017.
CD 5 from 5.
Recording dates: March/April 2009.
Recording venue: Concertgebouw Brugge, Belgium.
Recording engineer: Markus Heiland.
Running time: 58:24.
Classical relevance to me: Essential. Top recommendation.
Concerto for two Erard pianos and Orchestra. (1932)
Suite Française, (1935)
Concert Champetre (1927-28)
Anima Eterna Brugge, Jos van Immerseel.
Soloists on the Erard pianos:
Jos van Immerseel & Claire Chevallier.
Disc 5 of this box is to my ears the one that stands out most, and as to the performances on this disc of Poulenc's music, well you will have a hard time to find better interpretations of any of the works.
The concerto for 2 pianos is marvelously done, played on Erard instruments. Never heard this in a better way, and has the ring of authenticity all over it. The harmony between the soloists and orchestra is a perfect synthesis, which is a treat you get with all the other works too. For the Suite Française and the Concert Champétre are in the same league. Immerseel works wonders with Poulenc's work, and you get a new and bright look at what this composer has to offer. Coupled with an State of the Art recording and the outlook is perfectly well adjusted. My favourite disc of this box.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
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