Friday 16 December 2011


The very name, "Poulenc", conjures up Frenchness to me.

Today, using "shuffle", I decided to listen to whatever  iTunes came up with. Delightfully, it came up with Poulenc's Piano Concerto.

I actually saw this piece  performed at City Halls, Glasgow a few years ago with the piano played by Ian Fountain. In my opinion, Fountain's performance was faultless. The critic of the Glasgow Herald described Fountain's playing as "brittle". I had, and still have, no idea what he meant by that.

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