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Poulenc - Sonata for piano 4 hands

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  1. techneut

    techneut Active Member Piano Society Artist

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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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    Francois de Larrard Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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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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    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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    Wow, really excellent! Great fun and well played, remarkable energy and incisive rhythm. And extremely well coordinated dynamically between the two of you. Thanks!

    Joachim
     
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    Too much honor ! But thanks anyway :D
     

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