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Sinfonietta
composer

Recordings
'Poulenc: Aubade & Sinfonietta; Hahn: Le Bal de Béatrice d'Este' (CDH55167)
Poulenc: Aubade & Sinfonietta; Hahn: Le Bal de Béatrice d'Este
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55167  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
Details
Movement 1: Allegro con fuoco
Track 1 on CDH55167 [8'18] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Movement 2: Molto vivace
Track 2 on CDH55167 [5'26] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Movement 3: Andante cantabile
Track 3 on CDH55167 [6'51] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Movement 4: Finale: Prestissimo et très gai
Track 4 on CDH55167 [7'09] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Sinfonietta
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The Sinfonietta is a light-hearted jeu d’esprit. In June 1947 Poulenc wrote from London to his friend Darius Milhaud: ‘I’ve had a good spring this year. Now I’m about to write a Sinfonietta for orchestra for the BBC Third Programme.’ Eighteen months later he was writing, from Boston this time, that ‘the Sinfonietta went very well in London’. It had its first performance on 24 October 1948, in a broadcast by the Philharmonia Orchestra under Roger Désormière. An impetuous ‘Allegro con fuoco’, occasionally fanning out into mellow, long-breathed tunes, leads to a ‘Molto vivace’ that recalls unmistakably the finale of Les Biches and is none the worse for that. The ‘Andante cantabile’, gentle and flowing, is succeeded by a farewell movement that scurries along to a breathless conclusion.

from notes by James Harding © 1989

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Details for CDH55167 track 1
Allegro con fuoco
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-89-34701
Duration
8'18
Recording date
13 January 1989
Recording venue
St Barnabas's Church, North Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Arthur Johnson
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. Poulenc: Aubade & Sinfonietta; Hahn: Le Bal de Béatrice d'Este (CDA66347)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: June 1989
    Deletion date: May 2004
    Superseded by CDH55167
  2. Poulenc: Aubade & Sinfonietta; Hahn: Le Bal de Béatrice d'Este (CDH55167)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: May 2004
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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