JEAN FRANÇAIX (1912-1997): Concerto for 2 Pianos and Orchestra, FRANCIS POULENC (1899-1963): Concerto for 2 Pianos and Orchestra in D Minor, Suite from Les Animaux modèles.
Catalogue Number: 04Q011
Description: It's about time for a new recording of the 1965 Françaix concerto which is only otherwise available in a 48-year-old recording in a three-disc box. Cheerful and good-natured in its three fast movements, calm and relaxing in its slow one, it's like a musical medicine for melancholy. Mona & Rica Bard (pianos), Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz; Ariane Matiakh.