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Les Soirees de Nazelles (Suite)

Piano Solo

By Francis Poulenc

Piano - SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Piano Solo. Composed by Francis Poulenc (1899-1963). Editions Durand. 36 pages. Editions Durand #DF12705. Published by Editions Durand (HL.50560395).

Item Number: HL.50560395

9x12 inches.

About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)

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Very advanced level, very difficult note reading, frequent time signature changes, virtuosic level technical facility needed.

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  • October 16, 2007 House party with a wiseguy at the piano

    In the 1930s Poulenc entertained guests at his country house by improvising little "portraits" at the piano, and this suite, with added introduction and cadenzas, is a synthesis of these diversions. Poulenc at one time dismissed it as inconsequential, but it's golden to those of us who enjoy his...

    hedonistic piano miniatures. This is also a useful compendium of the composer's pianistic know-how, e.g. his use of the pedal and his resourceful suggestions of keyboard texture. My favorite part: Un gout de malheur (A touch of melancholy), just divine. Beautifully presented edition.

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