Poulenc Plays Poulenc

Poulenc Plays Poulenc


  • Fantaisie Concertante on Themes from L’Italiana in Algeri by Charles Triébert & Eugène Jancourt


  • Trio Pathetique in D minor


  • Trio for piano, oboe and bassoon


  • Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano

The Poulenc Trio: Irina Kaplan (piano), Vladimir Lande (oboe), Bryan Young (bassoon)
On this CD the US-based Poulenc Trio, a group which features piano, oboe and bassoon, perform a fascinating selection of works for this unusual combination of instruments: works by Francis Poulenc himself, by Charles Triébert & Eugène Jancourt, compositions by Glinka, and by André Previn.

The Poulenc Trio is an active touring piano-wind chamber music ensemble. Since the trio was founded in 2003, it has performed in more than 30 US states and at music festivals around the world, including the Ravello Festival in Italy, the San Miguel de Allende Festival in Mexico, and the White Nights Festival in Russia, where the group toured with, and premiered two new works with, violinist Hilary Hahn.

Combining brilliant 21st-century vibrancy with the best of European instrumental tradition, the trio’s performances go beyond the ordinary, into a world of beautiful sounds, playful rhythms and dramatic interpretations. The ensemble’s excellence in performance heighten the lyricism of Francis Poulenc and the jazzy elegance of André Previn.

The Poulenc Trio has a strong commitment to commissioning, performing and recording new works from living composers. Since its inception they have greatly expanded the repertoire available for the oboe, bassoon and piano with 20 new works written for and premiered by them, including two triple concertos for Trio and full orchestra.

Here is the Poulenc Trio – Irina Kaplan piano – Bryan Young bassoon – Vladimir Lande oboe, performing the first movement of the Francis Poulenc Trio for piano oboe and bassoon.

And here the Poulenc Trio plays with Hilary Hahn violin – Russian Tour – Hermitage State Museum:

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