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Beginnings: Dohnanyi and Poulenc in Concert

Composer Erno Dohnanyi plays his own compositions for solo piano and Francis Poulenc performs his song cycle Le Travail du Peintre.

Gems from the archives, Erno Dohnanyi plays his own compositions for solo piano and Francis Poulenc and his long time collaborator Pierre Bernac perform his song cycle Le Travail du Peintre inspired by Eluard's poems about painters. And representing living composers, the programme features Steve Reich's quartet written for the Scottish master percussionist Colin Currie, who has championed his work with his ensemble.

Dohnanyi: Variations on a Hungarian Folk Tune; Pastorale (Hungarian Christmas Song); Adagio from Ruralia Hungarica; Capriccio, Op 23 No 3
Poulenc: Le Travail du peintre
Reich: Quartet for two vibraphones and two pianos

Erno Dohnanyi, piano
Pierre Bernac, baritone
Francis Poulenc, piano
Colin Currie, percussion
Sam Walton, percussion
Simon Crawford-Phillips, piano
Philip Moore, piano

Producer Gavin McCollum.

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Erno Dohnanyi

    Variations on a Hungarian folk song Op.29

    Performer: Erno Dohnanyi.
  • Erno Dohnanyi

    Pastorale (Hungarian Christmas Song)

    Performer: Erno Dohnanyi.
  • Erno Dohnanyi

    Ruralia Hungarica Op. 32a - Adagio no troppo

    Performer: Erno Dohnanyi.
  • Erno Dohnanyi

    Capriccio in A minor, Op.23 No.3

    Performer: Erno Dohnanyi.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Le Travail du Peintre

    Performer: Francis Poulenc. Singer: Pierre Bernac.
  • Steve Reich

    Quartet for 2 pianos and 2 vibraphones

    Performer: Colin Currie. Performer: Sam Walton. Performer: Philip Moore. Performer: Simon Crawford‐Phillips.

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