Poulenc - Les soirées de Nazelles - 3 Pieces - Promenades (2016)

Poulenc

Rolf Lindblom

The admonition is not a hard one to follow, because almost all the music Poulenc wrote for the solo piano arouses a sense of joy, or provokes and bewilders. He was not ‘’great’’ or “deep” like Chopin, but vital, brilliant and spiritual like Mozart. He is the embodiment of the 1920s and demonstrates a technical and musical mastery of the small-scale form. This is why one delights in his work, and never finds it tiring!

The French composer Francis Poulenc (7/1/1899 - 30/1/1963) took up the piano when still a child, and became, with the help of his teacher Ricardo Viñes, an excellent pianist. As a composer Poulenc was largely self-taught, but also studied under Charles Koechlin. The piano is included in many of his compositions, although his works for the solo piano are for the most part on a small scale. He wrote music for the theatre, orchestral and chamber music, and his songs and choral works occupy a place of special prominence. Poulenc was for a long time underrated, but now stands out as one of the most original figures among twentieth century French composers. Inspired by Debussy and Ravel, and influenced by the popular music of the time and jazz, he left his mark on an epoch - and defined a style.

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Rolf Lindblom

Rolf Lindblom began his pianist’s career as a jazz musician, forming his own trio. After studying to be soloist and teacher of piano at the Stockholm College of Music, he continued his education in the piano under Professor Stina Sundell. Apart from classical works, contemporary Swedish music makes up a significant part of his repertoire (v. Pentatyk - works by Rosenberg and de Frumerie). 

In recent years he has gained attention and critical appreciation as accompanist to soloists such as Gise la May, Torsten Pollinger, Erik Saedén and Margareta Hallin (with the latter he won the Swedish Grammophone Prize 1981 for the record "Love Child"— songs with texts by Heidenstam). 

As a composer Rolf Lindblom has created music for TV- and other films. He has also written several children’s musicals.

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Poulenc - Les soirées de Nazelles - 3 Pieces - Promenades (2016)

Poulenc

Rolf Lindblom

Mastering Engineer:

For the 2xHD transfer of this recording, the original 1/4”, 15 ips CCIR master tape was played on a Nagra-T modified with high-end tube playback electronics, wired with OCC silver cable from the playback head direct to a Telefunken EF806 tube. The Nagra T has one of the best transports ever made with four direct drive motors, two pinch rollers and a tape tension head.

We did an analog transfer for each high-res sampling and A & B comparisons were made with the original LP, using the KRONOS turntable with a BLACK BEAUTY tone arm.

DSD was done using dCS 905 and dCS Vivaldi clock
DXD 352.8kHz was done using dCS 905 and dCS Vivaldi clock
DSD2 was done using Ayre QA9pro

2xHD Mastering: René Laflamme
2xHD Executive Producer: André Perry


This album was recorded to Analog tape. It was then transferred to the DSD bit rate indicated above.

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813543021407: Poulenc - Les soirées de Nazelles - 3 Pieces - Promenades
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1.
Les soirees de Nazelles, FP 84 - Preambule
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Les soirees de Nazelles, FP 84 - Variation 1- Le comble de la distinction
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Les soirees de Nazelles, FP 84 - Variation 2- Le coer sur la main
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Les soirees de Nazelles, FP 84 - Variation 3- La desinvoltue et la discretion
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Les soirees de Nazelles, FP 84 - Variation 4- La suite dans les idees
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Les soirees de Nazelles, FP 84 - Variation 5- Le charme enjoleur
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Les soirees de Nazelles, FP 84 - Variation 6- Le contentement de soi
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Les soirees de Nazelles, FP 84 - Variation 7- Le gout du malheur
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Les soirees de Nazelles, FP 84 - Variation 8- L'alerte vieillesse
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Les soirees de Nazelles, FP 84 - Cadence
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Les soirees de Nazelles, FP 84 - Final
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3 Pieces, FP 48 - No. 1. Pastorale
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3 Pieces, FP 48 - No. 2. Hymne
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3 Pieces, FP 48 - No. 3. Toccata
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Promenades, FP 24 - No. 1. A pied
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Promenades, FP 24 - No. 2. En auto
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Promenades, FP 24 - No. 3. A cheval
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Promenades, FP 24 - No. 4. En bateau
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Promenades, FP 24 - No. 5. En avion
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Promenades, FP 24 - No. 6. En autobus
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Promenades, FP 24 - No. 7. En voiture
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Promenades, FP 24 - No. 8. En chemin de fer
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Promenades, FP 24 - No. 9. A bicyclette
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Promenades, FP 24 - No. 10. En diligence
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