Francis Poulenc

french musician 1899-1963

Gloria – Stabat Mater
Hendricks – Prêtre
EMI Classics

Georges Prêtre had already performed these sacred works in Poulenc’s lifetime. Here, the soloist is the soprano Barbara Hendricks, whose crystal-clear voice does not matches the spirit of the works as much as Régine Crespin does, in the 1963 EMI recording.