Poulenc Suite For Piano


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Our Price: £7.95    Change Currency
Media: Sheet Music
Arrangement: Piano (PF)
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced - Explain this
Artist: Francis Poulenc
Catalogue #: CH02076
ISBN: 9780711954519
This Item Earns 14 Musicroom Points

Description

A suite composed in 1920 in three movements: 1) Presto, 2) Andante, 3) Vif.

In January 1920 the critic Henri Collet named Poulenc and five composing friends ‘Le Groupe des Six’, by analogy with the Russian Five. It was a convenient label for publicity purposes and Jean Cocteau, as their self-appointed spokesman, was quick to capitalise on the possibilities. But each of the Six always insisted that the group was just a collection of friends, with no communal musical aims. As it happened, Poulenc’s Suite For Pianio and Impromptus for piano fit Cocteau’s prescription quite well – they are clear, light-hearted and entertaining. But the Promenades, written in 1921 for Artur Rubinstein, belong to the more serious side of Poulenc which was already struggling to make itself heard. This ten-movement celebration of different modes of transport explores a number of the new musical techniques which were intriguing composers of the 1920s, and the resulting language must have seemed difficult to pianists of the time, although now it merely appears of its period.




Poulenc Suite For Piano reviews verified by Reevoo

Quality of content
10.0
Value for money
7.0
Overall rating
9.0
Scores 9.0 out of 10 based on 1 review
9 out of 10

Cameron

GB
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Very well presented, clear printing so every note is legible and securely bound.
Would have preferred it to be edited so that there were suggested fingering for some of the more trickier passages and perhaps some historical background to the work to put it in context.
Confirmed purchase: 06 November 2014
Published on: 20 November 2014

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Format: Instrumental Work
Length: 16 pages
Language: English
Publisher: Chester Music

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