Poulenc chamber music

Francis Poulenc: Chamber Works

I have listened to the music of French composer Francis Poulenc for a number of years, and I love it! I find it to be creative, humorous, light, and fun.

This CD has another plus for me, because it features music for winds and piano. And I always enjoy the wailing sounds of the oboe, clarinet and bassoon, let alone the warm sounds of the horn.

The performing artists are:

  • David Jalbert (piano), Daniele Bourget (flute), Louis-Philippe Marsolais (horn), Martin Carpentier (clarinet), Mathieu Lussier (bassoon), Normand Forget (oboe)


On this recording we have the following selections:

Francis Poulenc: Sextet, FP 100

I. Allegro vivace: Tres vite et emporte
II. Divertissement: Andantino
III. Finale: Prestissimo

Francis Poulenc: Flute Sonata, FP 164

I. Allegro malinconico
II. Cantilena
III. Presto giocoso

Francis Poulenc: Elegie for Horn and Piano, FP 168
Elegie for Horn and Piano, FP 168

Francis Poulenc: Clarinet Sonata, FP 184

I. Allegro tristamente: Allegretto – Tres calme – Tempo allegretto
II. Romanza: Tres calme
III. Allegro con fuoco: Tres anime

Francis Poulenc: Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano, FP 43

I. Presto
II. Andante
III. Rondo

Francis Poulenc: 2 Novelettes
2 Novelettes: Novelette No. 1 in C major: Modere sans lente

Here is a video of the Francis Poulenc | Sonata for clarinet and piano:



And next, here is the Francis Poulenc – Sonata for Flute & Piano:



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