Rascal And The Sparrow - Poulenc

Album cover art for upc 034062300150
Catalog: STNS30015
Format: CD

Antonio Pompa-Baldi (piano)

Bernheim: Paris Bouquet: Je sais comment Dumont: Mon Dieu! Non, je ne regrette rien Louiguy: La Vie en Rose Monnot: Hymne a l'amour Un grand amour Les amants d'un jour Mon légionnaire C'est à Hambourg Pompa-Baldi: Improvisation no 15 'Hommage à Edith Piaf' Poulenc: Les chemins de l'amour Rosemonde Berceuse Metamorphoses : Reine des mouettes Métamorphoses: C'est ainsi que tu es C Le Pont Je n'ai envie que de t'aimer Couplets bachiques Nos souvenirs qui chantent Le départ Le dernier mazour Attributs Montparnasse Hyde Park Vous n'écrivez plus?

Arrangements and elaborations for solo piano of songs made famous by Edith Piaf (1915-1963) and songs by Francis Poulenc (1899-1963). 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the passing of Both Edith Piaf and Francis Poulenc. The Rascal and the Sparrow brings together the art of both of these musical icons for the first time: Songs made famous by Piaf and Poulenc's own art songs are given a new voice through elegant arrangements for solo piano. Though the two may never have met, their two personalities possessed many points in common. Poulenc's original work for solo piano, his Improvisation #15 "Hommage a Edith Piaf", is the inspiration and the bridge between their worlds on this album. Antonio Pompa-Baldi makes his Steinway label debut with this release. His own arrangements of the Poulenc songs weave through Italian composer Roberto Piana's "elaborations" of Piaf's music, creating an ingenious and beautiful musical conversation.

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