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Poulenc: Stabat Mater and Litanies à la Vierge Noire (Opus Arte)

(Déjà Review) A moving, compelling document regarding some of this unique composer’s finest music [GPJ]

Nocturne, et lumineux: Music for cello and piano (TRPTK)

Superb playing of music that needs to be better known [SG]

Duruflé & Poulenc: Requiem, Lenten Motets (Hyperion)

The Choir of Trinity College Chapel gives a consoling, inspiring performance [JF]

Patrick Gallois: French Flute Music (Naxos)

(Déjà Review) Not only for flautists – enjoyment and stimulation for all [CC]

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Poulenc: Piano Music (Piano Classics)

Chiara Cipelli responds vividly to the lyricism, wit and occasional melancholy of these diverse pieces [JF]

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Poulenc, Duruflé & Alain: Organ Works (Apex)

An imaginatively planned programme, performed with dedication and total accomplishment [GPJ]

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Take 3 (Alpha Classics)

Uproarious music-making, not to be taken too seriously [LW]

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Duruflé: Requiem & Poulenc: Lenten Motets (Hyperion)

There is wonderful French choral music here and it’s expertly performed [JQ]

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Poulenc: Stabat Mater (Aparté)

If the programme appeals you can invest with confidence, despite the short playing time [JQ]

Noel Coward and Friends: A Most Marvellous Party (Signum Classics)

What an absolutely splendid party! Darling, I couldn’t have liked it more [PT]

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Shura Cherkassky (piano): The Complete 78-rpm Recordings 1923-1950 (APR)

An opportunity to savour Cherkassy’s seductive magic [SG]

Songs Sampson BIS2673

Carolyn Sampson (soprano) but I like to sing… (BIS)

A delight from start to finish – Carolyn Sampson is on effervescent form [JQ]

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Poulenc, Milhaud, Debussy: Music for two pianos (Orchid Classics)

Great music, wonderfully played, in perfect recording [GPJ]

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Irrberge (Dux)

An interesting concept, though how much this really adds to the performances, I am not sure [MBu]

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The Paris Opera 1900-1960 (Malibran Music)

Ten very well-filled discs documenting six glorious decades at the Paris Opera [RMo]

Shura Cherkassky (piano) Complete Recordings (APR)

Astonishing playing from a giant of the piano world [RCh]

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Works for Cello & Piano (LAWO Classics)

An attractive programme, expertly performed [RWe]

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Louis Kaufman (violin) French works for violin (Music & Arts)

(Déjà Review) Lyrical, tragic, introspective, exultant [JW]

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Sabine Meyer (clarinet) French Works (Warner Classics)

(Déjà Review) An outstanding achievement [MC]

Poulenc: Piano music (SOMM)

(Déjà Review) An album to cherish that will undoubtedly figure highly in my recital discs of the year [IL]

Poulenc: Stabat Mater (BR Klassik)

An unusual programme, attractive, but somewhat generic performances [PBW]

Les Chemins d’Amour (CD Accord)

(Déjà Review) It would be difficult to imagine a better duo partnership for this music [CH]

Poulenc Piano Works Damgaard Danacord DACOCD960

Poulenc: Piano Works (Danacord Records)

Affectionate, elegant and sophisticated performances [JF]

Poulenc: La voix humaine (Alpha Classics)

A new vocal standard for La Voix humaine, but no translation of the text [RWe]