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Chamber Music - Released May 1, 2020 | Resonus Classics

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Classical - Released May 1, 2020 | Resonus Classics

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Classical - Released April 3, 2020 | Resonus Classics

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Classical - Released April 3, 2020 | Resonus Classics

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Chamber Music - Released April 3, 2020 | Resonus Classics

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Concertos - Released March 3, 2020 | Resonus Classics

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This enjoyable Poulenc release from pianist Mark Bebbington, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under Jan Latham-Koenig, and a pair of fine wind players qualifies for the rarities category. True, the Concert Champêtre ("Pastoral Concerto") of 1928 is one of the composer's most familiar works, but what's heard here is not the usual version for harpsichord and orchestra, but one for piano and orchestra. This is certainly not beyond the pale; Poulenc himself not only played this version, he even recorded it in 1948 with the New York Philharmonic. Some listeners may miss the harpsichord, which is the work's most distinctive feature, yet Latham-Koenig and Bebbington manage the key Poulenc trick in the slow movement of delivering lyricism, but not sentimentality. The Piano Concerto of 1950 is probably the least often heard of Poulenc's concertante works. Its eclecticism, ranging from "Swanee River" to the "can-can" to the Brazilian maxixe rhythm, was taken as evidence of slapdash construction, though lately, has been sounding pleasingly eclectic, and Bebbington's ability to let the music speak for itself should help the work along. Even rarer are the Trio for piano, oboe, and bassoon and the Oboe Sonata, both of which show a somewhat more experimental version of Poulenc's basic language; oboist John Roberts is especially affecting in the sonata's unusual final "Déploration" slow movement. Enjoyable for anyone, this album is a must for Poulenc fans. © TiVo
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Chamber Music - Released January 31, 2020 | Resonus Classics

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Chamber Music - Released January 31, 2020 | Resonus Classics

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Classical - Released January 2, 2020 | Resonus Classics

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Classical - Released November 1, 2019 | Resonus Classics

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Classical - Released November 1, 2019 | Resonus Classics

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Chamber Music - Released September 27, 2019 | Resonus Classics

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Fresh from their latest accolade as winners of a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award, the critically lauded Dudok Quartet Amsterdam embarks on a new project dedicated to Franz Joseph Haydn’s six Op. 20 String Quartets. This first installment of two volumes sees the quartet explore the C major, G minor and F minor quartets. With some of the most celebrated works from the quartet repertoire, the Dudok Quartet relish delving into the monumental and dramatic gestures within Haydn’s highly developed rhetorical style. © Resonus
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Classical - Released September 27, 2019 | Resonus Classics

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Chamber Music - Released September 27, 2019 | Resonus Classics

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Classical - Released August 30, 2019 | Resonus Classics

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Classical - Released August 30, 2019 | Resonus Classics

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Classical - Released August 30, 2019 | Resonus Classics

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Classical - Released August 2, 2019 | Resonus Classics

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Chamber Music - Released August 2, 2019 | Resonus Classics

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Classical - Released June 7, 2019 | Resonus Classics

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