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Piano Recital: Pompa-Baldi, Antonio - POULENC, F. / MONNOT, M. / LOUIGUY / BERNHEIM, A. (The Rascal and the Sparrow: Poulenc meets Piaf)

Piano Recital: Pompa-Baldi, Antonio - POULENC, F. / MONNOT, M. / LOUIGUY / BERNHEIM, A. (The Rascal and the Sparrow: Poulenc meets Piaf)

The Classical Shop
release date: October 2013

Originally recorded in 2013

Artists:

Antonio Pompa-Baldi

Soloist

Record Label
Steinway

Genre:

Instrumental


Classical

Total Time - 67:37
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Piano Recital: Pompa-Baldi, Antonio - POULENC, F. / MONNOT, M. / LOUIGUY / BERNHEIM, A. (The Rascal and the Sparrow: Poulenc meets Piaf)

     
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FRANCIS POULENC

1 

Les chemins de l'amour, FP 106 (arr. A. Pompa-Baldi for piano)

03:32
     
2 

Improvisations

03:24
     
 

MARGUERITE MONNOT

3 

Hymne a l'amour (arr. A. Pompa-Baldi for piano)

03:11
     
 

FRANCIS POULENC

4 

Rosemonde, FP 158 (arr. A. Pompa-Baldi for piano)

01:51
     
 

MARGUERITE MONNOT

5 

Un grand amour qui s'acheve (arr. A. Pompa-Baldi for piano)

04:03
     
 

FRANCIS POULENC

6 

5 Poemes de Max Jacob, FP 59 (arr. A. Pompa-Baldi for piano)

01:43
     
 

Metamorphoses, FP 121 (arr. A. Pompa-Baldi for piano)

 
7 No. 1. Reine des mouettes 01:19
8 No. 2. C'est ainsi que tu es 02:29
     
 

LOUIGUY

9 

La Vie en rose (arr. A. Pompa-Baldi for piano)

02:06
     
 

MARGUERITE MONNOT

10 

Les amants d'un jour (arr. A. Pompa-Baldi for piano)

02:52
     
 

FRANCIS POULENC

11 

2 Poemes de Louis Aragon, FP 122 (arr. A. Pompa-Baldi for piano)

02:51
     
 

A. BERNHEIM

12 

L'homme aux mains d'argile: Paris (arr. A. Pompa-Baldi for piano)

02:45
     
 

ROBERT CHAUVIGNY

13 

Je sais comment (arr. A. Pompa-Baldi for piano)

04:08
     
 

FRANCIS POULENC

14 

2 Melodies sur des poemes de Guillaume Apollinaire, FP 131 (arr. A. Pompa-Baldi for piano)

02:26
     
 

MARGUERITE MONNOT

15 

Mon legionnaire (arr. A. Pompa-Baldi for piano)

02:53
     
 

FRANCIS POULENC

16 

Tel jour, telle nuit, FP 86 (arr. A. Pompa-Baldi for piano)

01:34
     
 

MARGUERITE MONNOT

17 

C'est a Hamburg (arr. A. Pompa-Baldi for piano)

03:14
     
 

FRANCIS POULENC

18 

Chansons gaillardes, FP 42 (arr. A. Pompa-Baldi for piano)

01:29
     
19 

Nos souvenirs chantent, FP 182 (arr. A. Pompa-Baldi for piano)

03:48
     
 

CHARLES DUMONT

20 

Non, je ne regrette rien (arr. A. Pompa-Baldi for piano)

04:17
     
21 

Mon Dieu (My God) (arr. A. Pompa-Baldi for piano)

02:53
     
 

FRANCIS POULENC

 

8 Chansons polonaises, FP 69 (arr. A. Pompa-Baldi for piano)

 
22 No. 2. Le depart (Odjazd) 00:57
23 No. 4. Le dernier mazour (Ostatni mazur) 01:43
     
24 

Poemes de Ronsard, FP 38 (arr. A. Pompa-Baldi for piano)

01:15
     
25 

Montparnasse, FP 127 (arr. A. Pompa-Baldi for piano)

03:08
     
26 

Hyde Park, FP 128 (arr. A. Pompa-Baldi for piano)

00:49
     
27 

Parisiana, FP 157 (arr. A. Pompa-Baldi for piano)

00:57
     
 Antonio Pompa-Baldi Soloist


2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the passing of Both Edith Piaf and Francis Poulenc and this album is a celebration of their contribution to music.

 "... Poulen’s songs are new and interesting. ... There are no truly comparable recordings for The Rascal and the Sparrow and I doubt that anyone will want to compete with Antonio Pompa-Baldi’s tour de force at the piano. He has given us a gem with clean clear sound. Listening to this recording makes me remember Paris."

Maria Nockin - Fanfare - January/February 2014


 "... The selections are interesting, the arrangements are strong, the performance is delicate, restrained, respectful, illuminating."

Ryan Vigil - American Record Guide - January/February 2014


                      Artistic Quality 10                Sound Quality 10

"There are some brilliantly original keyboard recitals coming from independent labels these days, and this is certainly one of them. Antonio Pompa-Baldi is best known for his excellent ongoing complete Grieg piano music cycle on Centaur. For this, his first recital on Steinway’s own label, he offers an unusual, intelligent, and very satisfying disc of transcriptions of songs composed by Poulenc (the “rascal” of the album title), and a solo-keyboard selection of popular favorites sung by Edith Piaf (the “sparrow”), including iconic numbers such as “La vie en rose” and “Non, je ne regrette rien.” The Piaf transcriptions are by Roberto Piana, while Pompa-Baldi himself arranged the Poulenc songs (except of course for the Improvisation No. 15, Poulenc’s “Hommage à Edith Piaf”, which is a piano solo originally)... Some of the better known Poulenc songs that Pompa-Baldi includes are “C”, “Les chemins de l’amour” (which even listeners who know nothing of Poulenc’s songs will recognize), “Montparnasse”, “Hyde Park”, and “Vous n’écrivez plus?”. There are 27 numbers in all, each wonderfully played, with a pathos that never turns pathetic in the more languishing pieces, and a zesty swagger where the music asks for it. Both Poulenc and Piaf died 50 years ago, in 1963, making this disc a splendid tribute to two major contemporaneous figures in French music who, to the best of our knowledge, never actually met. How satisfying it also is that Steinway is not in any hurry to record yet another Beethoven sonata cycle, but is willing to let talented yet lesser-known artists record truly interesting, distinctive programs. This one’s certainly a winner from start to finish."

David Hurwitz - ClassicsToday.com




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