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 Post subject: Poulenc - Sonata for piano 4 hands
PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:22 pm 
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My dear piano friend David Dekker joined me yesterday to record Francis Poulenc's cheeky Sonata for piano 4 hands, which was written in 1918 and revised in 1939. Playing this together was good fun and despite some small imperfections, I hope this recording can be enjoyed.
The mp3 is the audio track from the video (though not coming from the Windows Phone of course).

The three movements are

I. Prelude
II. Rustique
III. Final

Poulenc - Sonata for piano 4 hands (6:23)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Euw_4SJodEs

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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Sonata for piano 4 hands
PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:51 pm 
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Hello Chris,
What a productivity ! It's hard to follow the rythm of your record sessions... I have listened twice this sonata, that I did not know. Nice music, something between Prokofiev and Satie, well played with quite a good rythmic precision (which is not easy, I think, for two pianists playing this mechanistic music. Thanks for sharing.

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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Sonata for piano 4 hands
PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 4:16 pm 
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Thanks Francois. We've had this session planned for several months so it had to happen. Luckily it is a short and not too hard piece. The rhythmic precision is not as good as I'd have wished in some places but not bad for an ad-hoc duo (we had not played this together until the recording day).

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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Sonata for piano 4 hands
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Wow, really excellent! Great fun and well played, remarkable energy and incisive rhythm. And extremely well coordinated dynamically between the two of you. Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Poulenc - Sonata for piano 4 hands
PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:58 pm 
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Too much honor ! But thanks anyway :D

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