Poulenc: The Complete Chamber Music

This collection of the complete chamber music of Poulenc shows the varying styles that he employed. From the jazzy, bitonal passages of the Sonata for Clarinet and Bassoon and the Sonata for Horn, Trumpet and Trombone which has been described as 'Pergolesi with his wig awry' (Roger Nichols, Grove) to the profound beauty of his last three sonatas for wind. All are extremely accessible.

The Nash Ensemble gave a series of concerts of Poulenc's music at the Wigmore Hall earlier this year to great critical acclaim and Hyperion are delighted to be able to present this wonderful collection on this, Poulenc's centenary year.

CDA67255/6  145 minutes 25 seconds (2 discs)
GRAMOPHONE EDITOR'S CHOICE
BBC CD REVIEW 'DISC OF THE MONTH'
‘An altogether first-class collection of Poulenc's very individual chamber music output played with real sensitivity … outstanding performances. The whole issue wins my enthusiastic recommendatio ...
‘A set which will surely and deservedly be popular’ (BBC Music Magazine)
‘Thoroughly excellent’ (The Observer)