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April 5, 2019

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Goldmine1 The Rolling Stones ‘Bridges To Bremen’ to be released in June

‘Bridges To Bremen’ was announced today by The Rolling Stones for release on June 21st.

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from Goldmine Magazine

Francis Poulenc

Donald Macleod surveys the life and work of Francis Poulenc, a man full of contradictions

This week Donald Macleod explores five aspects of Poulenc’s personality and how they find expression in his music. ‘In Poulenc there is something of the monk and something of the rascal’ said the composer’s friend Claude Rostand – but there were other sources of inspiration that drove him. From the gregarious exploits of his youth to his serious engagement with Catholicism, from schmoozing in high society salons to the calm he sought at his country retreat and his struggles with depression, Donald surveys the life and music of a man full of contradictions.

Music featured:
Chanson à boire
La Dame de Monte-Carlo
Les Biches (Suite)
Chansons Gaillardes
Nocturne No 4 in C minor ‘Bal fantôme’
Concert Champêtre (1st movement)
Trois poèmes de Louise Lalanne
Tel Jour, Telle Nuit
Concerto in D minor for two pianos and orchestra
Ce doux petit visage
Chansons villageoises (excerpt)
Les Animaux modèles
Figure Humaine
Priez pour paix
Litanies à la Vierge Noire
Stabat Mater
Sonata for two pianos (3rd movement)
Dialogues des Carmélites (Act II, Scene 4)
Sonata for flute and piano (2nd movement)
Élégie for horn and piano
Sept Répons des Ténèbres (V-VI-VII)

Presented by Donald Macleod
Produced by Megan Jones for BBC Wales

For full tracklistings, including artist and recording details, and to listen to the pieces featured in full (for 30 days after broadcast) head to the series page for Francis Poulenc
And you can delve into the A-Z of all the composers we’ve featured on Composer of the Week here:

from Composer of the Week

Adventures In Sound And Music hosted by Shane Woolman

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