The rather substantial Sonata for Cello and Piano is classic Poulenc: Tart and playful at one moment, meltingly-lyrical the next.
The slow movt conjures images of two lovers enjoying a sultry, summer evening. Titled "Cavatine," it opens in magical stillness, (you'll hear a few echoes of the Concerto for Two Pianos), and then the tremulous love-making begins. The movt actually strikes me as being very "adult" for Poulenc: There's none of his usual ADD; no obligatory Poulencian giggles break the spell.
The Faure pieces include his very haunting "Elegy" and "Sicilienne," the latter adopted from the composer's Pelleas Suite.
Finally, little sips of Dessert Wine served up by Kavakos: a series of ultra-short sketches, some of which are quite pleasant.
The recording is wonderful. The piano and cello weighty and resonant; no clanginess, no wispiness, harshness or graininess.
The Soloists, Siranossian and Fouchenneret, prove once again that the future of "Classical" music is in very good hands.
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Topic - Poulenc and Faure Music for Cello and Piano: Wonderful - email@example.com 20:02:24 05/29/17 (12)
- RE: Poulenc and Faure Music for Cello and Piano: Wonderful - banpuku 11:50:12 05/30/17 (5)
- You're welcome! Now all we need is good performances of the Faure Quartets and Quintets - firstname.lastname@example.org 19:15:17 05/30/17 (4)
- Domus? - Paul_A 09:50:00 05/31/17 (3)
- A good one, but my personal favorite is Eymar and Co on Vox vinyl. I'm looking forward to a performance - email@example.com 19:34:37 05/31/17 (2)
- RE: A good one, but my personal favorite is Eymar and Co on Vox vinyl. I'm looking forward to a performance - bald2 07:57:42 06/01/17 (1)
- Agreed on the Piano Trio's 2nd mov't: it instantly transports. - firstname.lastname@example.org 08:36:56 06/01/17 (0)
- Interesting - Thanks. I recently downloaded the BIS Fauré Cello Music album - Chris from Lafayette 00:35:03 05/30/17 (1)
- RE: Interesting - Thanks. I recently downloaded the BIS FaurÃ© Cello Music album - email@example.com 07:51:41 05/30/17 (0)
- Good call... - Ivan303 21:09:28 05/29/17 (3)
- this one Qobuz streams at 48/24 ...(nt) - maxim 14:27:47 05/31/17 (2)
- What did you think of it? - Ivan303 16:15:19 05/31/17 (1)
- The Pro Studio Master is too. A gorgeous recording. - firstname.lastname@example.org 19:33:13 05/31/17 (0)