Poulenc: Babar (2CDs)

Catalogue No.: 
pmr 0072
EAN Code: 
9120040730727
Label: 
paladino music
Artist(s):
Composer(s):
Recording Date: 
January & March 2016
Recording Venue: 
Kleiner Konzertsaal, Musikhochschule, Munich/Germany
Release: 
July 2016

For both children and adults, this brilliant recording tells the story of Babar, the little elephant who lost his mother. Set to music by french composer Francis Poulenc between 1940 and 1945, this is a beautiful piece of art. The CD features Eva-Maria May and Alexander Wienand on piano and Stefan Wilkening, Julien Thorel and Norman Shetler as narrators.

 

Special thanks go to Martin Rowson for giving us permission to use his caricature image of Francis Poulenc as the CD cover.

CD 1
Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
1.
Die Geschichte von Babar, dem kleinen Elefanten
27:49
2.
Elégie pour deux pianos (en accords alternés)
07:01
3.
L'Embarquement pour Cythère, Valse Musette pour deux pianos
02:23
4.
L’Histoire de Babar, le petit éléphant
28:35
CD 2
Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
1.
The Story of Babar, the little elephant
27:19
15 Improvisations for piano
2.
Improvisation I H Minor
02:06
3.
Improvisation II A-Flat Major
01:32
4.
Improvisation III H Minor
01:37
5.
Improvisation IV A-Flat Major
02:03
6.
Improvisation V A Minor
02:03
7.
Improvisation VI B-Flat Major
01:26
8.
Improvisation VII C Major
03:00
9.
Improvisation VIII A Minor
01:32
10.
Improvisation IX D Major
01:26
11.
Improvisation X F Major
01:36
12.
Improvisation XI G Minor
00:54
13.
Improvisation XII E-Flat Major – Hommage à Schubert
02:17
14.
Improvisation XIII A Minor
02:35
15.
Improvisation XIV D-Flat Major
01:38
16.
Improvisation XV C Minor – Hommage à Edith piaf
02:50
17.
Capriccio d'après le "Bal masqué" pour deux pianos
05:23
Total Time: 
127:13
Genre: 
Chamber Music
Period: 
20th century