Francis Poulenc - Piano and Chamber Music

2004; 5 discs, 119 tracks

French composer Francis Poulenc was among "Les Six," which included other young French composers such as Darius Milhaud, Georges Auric, Louis Durey, Arthur Honegger and Germaine Tailleferre. Poulenc, especially, had a special knack to bridge the gap between the classical and modern styles through his inexhaustible melodic inspiration, piquant melodies and sense of humor through music.

Gifted with unusual skills and abilities, Poulenc's powerful imagination allowed him to create pages filled of colorfulness, cheerful lyricism, hovered by a Pagan humor; he was, by far, the most Dionysian composer of the group, despite the fact the whole attention of great audiences seemed to focus the most on orchestral proposals such as Erik Satie with Parade or Milhaud's Creation of World...

This 5 disc set features over 100 pieces of elegant and blissful piano/chamber music by Francis Poulenc.

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