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L'embarquement pour Cythère, FP150


L’embarquement pour Cythère for two pianos (1951) is a miniature. The music for this brisk vignette comes from Poulenc’s film score to the French comedy Le voyage en Amérique. The title is taken from a Watteau painting, in which Cupid beckons a coterie of young lovers to Cythera, the island of Aphrodite, Goddess of Love. Poulenc’s music is fittingly bright and optimistic.

from notes by Patrick Castillo © 2016


Poulenc: Works for Piano Solo and Duo
Studio Master: SIGCD455Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track-specific metadata for SIGCD455 track 22

Recording date
27 January 2015
Recording venue
Snape Maltings, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Anna Barry
Recording engineer
Mike Hatch & Chris Kalcov
Hyperion usage
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    Disc 1 Track 9
    Release date: June 2016
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  2. Poulenc: Works for Piano Solo and Duo (SIGCD455)
    Disc 1 Track 22
    Release date: May 2016
    Download only
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