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Poulenc. Most of his piano music by several pianists - as well as
several concertos. Poulenc is one of the very few composers who never
To my knowledge, first Poulenc I heard was his Piano Concerto ( for solo
piano ) played by Ozan Marsh,pianist, with NY Phil,Andre Kostelanetz
conductor, live at then Philharmonic Hall, in NYC,Summer 1964, when I was
When I played trombone in a (very) amateur trio, one piece we tackled
was Poulenc's Sonata for Horn, Trombone and Trumpet. I always thought
it had a lot of character for a short piece that didn't require
virtuosi. It's nice to find music written expressly for brass groups
rather than the endless arrangements one tends to hear on brass albums.
About the same time I hunted down a recording of it at Rose Records, the
only one I could find. It was a two-disc set of Poulenc chamber music
on EMI. I'm not sure how many recordings of the sonata are out there.
This one featured Alan Civil on horn, John Wilbraham on trumpet, and
John Iveson on trombone.
(I can identify all the CDs I bought during the era of the
brick-and-mortar record store because those are the ones that don't
exhibit the inevitable damage from shipping in indifferent packaging