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Poulenc: Chamber Music, Vol. 2

paladino music PMR0068
Recording Date: 
Jan & Apr 2018, Jul 2019
Recording Venue: 
January 2020

Album No. 54, and my first release in the new decade. The two pieces that I was happy to contribute to Eva-Maria May's cycle of Poulenc's chamber music and piano works were both new to me and a real discovery. I had not heard the (to my knowledge only existing) recording of Raphael Wallfisch and John York, which is a rare situation today if one is not playing new works. We recorded in Schloss Nymphenburg in Munich (which was quite spectacular!) on 21 January 2018, during one of the most hectic weeks in recent years: within five days, I recorded the fourth Popper Concerto, the entire Reinecke disc and these two little Poulenc pieces with three different pianists in two different cities. In spite of this being everything else than ideal planning, I am quite happy with how it all turned out ...