FRANCIS POULENC (1899-1963): Suites from the Ballets Les Biches and Les Animaux modèles, Sinfonietta.
Catalogue Number: 06T048
Description: Fusing together musical styles from various periods and genres enabled Poulenc to construct the largely plot-free narrative of Les Biches, a sequence of captivating dances that explore many themes which were considered taboo at the time. In Les Animaux modèles, he transforms the animals of La Fontaine’s fables into human characters in a patchwork score brimming with color, wit, and self-borrowings. The Sinfonietta is playful and light-hearted. RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra; Jean-Luc Tingaud.