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Francis Poulenc artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Concerts

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August 8, 2008 A provocative French double bill of love gone wrong from Glimmerglass Opera, in upstate New York.

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Studio Sessions

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April 9, 2008 In Boston, eight gifted young musicians show off their virtuosity in impressive performances.

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March 19, 2008 Really young kids perform the classics with astounding skill and panache.

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October 10, 2007 This week's show welcomes the Buffalo Philharmonic and four talented teen musicians.

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Interviews & Profiles

Antonio Pompa-Baldi's new album is a tribute to Francis Poulenc and Edith Piaf.

September 25, 2013 In a new tribute album, pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi pairs songs by Francis Poulenc and Edith Piaf.

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November 23, 2007 Miles Hoffman suggests a musical diet to counteract the bloated symphonies of Mahler and Bruckner.

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Discover Songs

A scene from Puccini's "Tosca"

September 16, 2010 Where will True Blood fans get their fix now that season three has ended? In a word: Opera.

News

March 19, 2006 The Tony winner is taking on two one-woman performances in Houston. They share a common theme.

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March 17, 2007 High school students from around the country are preparing to sing on the stage of Carnegie Hall.

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French composer Francis Poulenc (photographed in 1960 in New York) is famous for his music and his many contradictions.

January 30, 2013 Recalling the brilliant contradictions in the French composer on the 50th anniversary of his death.

Cartoon by Pablo Helguera.

January 4, 2013 Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.

Soprano Karita Mattila and pianist Martin Katz perform live at Carnegie Hall: December 10, 2011.

December 9, 2011 A soprano who holds nothing back in an intimate program of French, Viennese and Finnish songs.

This beautiful wooden box houses the new Michael Gordon piece, Timber, scored for six percussionists and six two-by-fours.

July 23, 2011 NPR Music's Tom Huizenga and host Guy Raz spin an eclectic mix of new classical releases.

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Rascal and the Sparrow

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  • Album: Rascal and the Sparrow
  • Artist: Antonio Pompa-Baldi
  • Label: Steinway & Sons
  • Released: 2013
 

Stravinsky: Soldier's Tale / Dumbarton Oaks

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  • Album: Stravinsky: Soldier's Tale / Dumbarton Oaks
  • Artist: Nicholas Ward
  • Label: Naxos
  • Released: 1998
 

Carl Orff: Carmina Burana/Igor Stravinsky:The Firebird Suite

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  • Album: Carl Orff: Carmina Burana/Igor Stravinsky:The Firebird Suite
  • Artist: Leopold Stokowski
  • Label: EMI
  • Released: 1994
 

Mahler: Symphony No. 8 "Symphony of a Thousand"

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  • Album: Mahler: Symphony No. 8 "Symphony of a Thousand"
  • Artist: Antoni Wit
  • Label: Naxos
  • Released: 2006
 

Schoenberg, Berg, Webern: Piano Music

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  • Album: Schoenberg, Berg, Webern: Piano Music
  • Artist: Peter Hill [piano]
  • Label: Naxos
  • Released: 1999
 

Poulenc: Complete Chamber Music, Vol. 1

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  • Album: Poulenc: Complete Chamber Music, Vol. 1
  • Artist: Various
  • Label: Naxos
  • Released: 2000