Thank you to Alfonso for directing me to another nice Improvisation; this one is No. 15 in C minor. It's also pretty and sounds to me like something that would be perfect for a soap opera or an ultra-romantic/sad movie like "Love Story". In fact, Poulenc wrote it as an homage to the French singer, Edith Piaf, who led a dramatic, yet short life.Poulenc - Improvisation No. 15 in C minor
A few years ago, I heard Chris play Poulenc’s Novelette no. 3 and fell instantly hard in love, and just had to play the piece myself. Unfortunately, and much to my chagrin, that was a time when I was experimenting with sound; I did something dumb with my recording setup and got a real weird sound on my recording of the no.3 Novelette. While lately I have been learning new Poulenc pieces, some Improvisations, I remembered how much I enjoyed the Novelette and how I really needed to make a better recording. So here it is. I memorized it and figured I might as well video-record it too. The links are below.
About the Novelette: Poulenc based it on a theme by de Falla, specifically de Falla’s “El amor brujo” and the piece within called, “Pantomime”. It was the no. 11 piece in the ballet version and is also called “Intermedio”. The piece is arranged for solo piano and I am very interested in trying it out on my piano. I’ve only briefly glanced at it so far, but I think I’m going to like it (or love it?...)
mp3 (same as video):Poulenc - Novelette No. 3 "Andantino tranquillo"