Poulenc: Sonates, Elegie, Bagatelle - Pascal Roge et Ses Amis
Pascal Rogé is today's unrivaled master of French piano music. With a legacy of recordings spanning nearly four decades, many acknowledged as benchmarks, Rogé is one of the most critically acclaimed and best-selling pianists of all time. Poulenc has figured in Pascal Rogé's repertoire since his earliest years.
His desire to revisit the chamber music of Poulenc has led to this unique collaboration with friends from the New York Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, MET Orchestra, and Orchestre National de France, along with his wife Ami Rogé.
This cross-continental collaboration -- recorded at the church in Paris where his mother was organist and at the acoustically superb Lawrenceville School chapel -- brings together four of Poulenc's sonatas for solo instruments and piano along with other chamber works.
Audiophile engineers George Vassilev and John C. Baker capture these performances in state-of-the-art sound, setting a new standard in this highly listenable and frequently played recital repertoire.
1. Sonata for flute and piano (1956) 2. Sonata for oboe and piano (1962) 3. Élégie for horn and piano (1957) 4. Sonata for clarinet and piano (1962) 5. Sonata for Piano Four Hands (1918, rev. 1939) 6. Sonata for violin and piano (1942-3 rev. 1949) to the memory of Federico Garcia Lorca 7. Bagatelle for violin and piano (1932)