Le Groupe des Six - Selected Works 1915-1945 2CD 22566

Le Groupe des Six - Selected Works 1915-1945 2CD 22566
This 160 minute remastered 2xCD set features selected piano and orchestral works by Les Six composed between 1915 and 1945, including collaborations with Jean Cocteau, Guillaume Apollinaire, Max Jacob, Marcelle Meyer and Denise Duval. Highlights include a full cast recording of the Surrealistic opera Les Mamelles de Tir?sias, co-created by Francis Poulenc and Guillaume Apollinaire, and new recordings of Dada-related works performed by Peter Beijersbergen van Henegouwen. All selections were recorded between 1928 and 2007, including some personally performed or conducted by the composers themselves. The booklet includes archive images and detailed historical notes by James Hayward.

Full tracklist: disc one: L'Album des Six; Francis Poulenc Mouvements perp?tuels; Arthur Honegger Trois piéces pour piano; Darius Milhaud Caramel mou (Shimmy); Georges Auric Adieu, New York; Francis Poulenc Les Biches; Le Bestiaire; Huit nocturnes; Quinze improvisations pour piano; Caprice (Le Bal masqué); Darius Milhaud Scaramouche; Germaine Tailleferre Ouverture; Louis Durey Le printemps au fond de la mer; disc two: Darius Milhaud La Création du monde; Arthur Honegger Pr?lude, Fugue et Postlude; Francis Poulenc Les Mamelles de Tirésias