Poulenc’s Greatest Hits

Posted on: March 22, 2013 in: Uncategorised

With our Poulenc Festival opening now less than two weeks away, we wanted something to get us in the mood here at City of London Sinfonia Towers. So we started to compile a “Poulenc Greatest Hits” playlist. We all have our favourite pieces in the office but what we really wanted to know was which Poulenc pieces our audience consider to be the best! After throwing some questions out on Twitter, we received some really great recommendations. So here it is – our top ten Poulenc pieces, as chosen by City of London Sinfonia and our Twitter followers. Have a listen on Spotify and let us know if you agree!

1. Gloria

2. Concerto for Organ in G minor

3. Mouvements perpetuels

4. Flute Sonata – chosen by @sdmilton

5. Trio

6. Suite Francaise Pour Piano D’Apres Claude Gervaise – chosen by @petalumainlndy

7. Trio for brass instruments – chosen by our very own @Amos_Miller! I wonder why…

8. Prelude (Sonata for Piano 4 Hands) – chosen by @dinahwainwright

9. L’histoire de Barbar

10. Sextet
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Poulenc Festival
4 – 11 April 2013
St Giles Cripplegate, Village Underground, Southwark Cathedral