Francis Poulenc

french musician 1899-1963

Les inédits du cinquantenaire
INA Mémoire Vive, 2013

A pot-pourri of unpublished material, performances and broadcast rarities, well-chosen by Renaud Machart. Some of the recordings, for example the Strasbourg performance of the Stabat, are more interesting for their documentary value than as outstanding recordings. On the other hand, one can delight in hearing La Dame de Monte Carlo by Denise Duval, the Flute Sonata with Jean Pierre Rampal or the short extract from Les Dialogues in Italian [!] with Rosana Carteri and, at the piano, Poulenc himself.