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Donald Macleod explores Poulenc's wild social life and religious awakening in the 1930s. Plus, the composer's response to the storm clouds gathering over Europe, as France prepares for war.

Two contrasting works dominate the programme: his delightful, neo-classical "Concert Champetre" or "rustic concerto" for harpsichord and orchestra, and the plangent Mass in G.

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Tue 12 Jun 2012 18:30

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