C1977. GÉRARD POULET Cond. RTF S.O.: ‘Rhenish’ Symphony #3 in E-flat (Schumann); España (Chabrier); w.MICHÈLE BOUSSINON (Francine Dorfeuille-Boussinot): Violin Concerto #3 in b (Saint-Saëns). (Canada) St Laurent Studio YSL T-1300, Live Performance, 26 July, 1956, Paris. Transfers by Yves St Laurent.
“Born in Bordeaux (France) in 1929, Francine Dorfeuille-Boussinot studied at the Conservatoire National de Musique de Paris and at the Moscow Conservatory. She won a first honorary prize of the Conservatory of Paris. She worked among others with Pierre Pasquier and David Oistrakh and performed in concerts and recitals in the main cities of France, Western Europe and Central Europe, and North Africa.”
- Queen Elisabeth Competition
“Gérard Poulet was born in Bayonne in 1938, the son of conductor Gaston Poulet, entered the Conservatoire de Paris in André Asselin's class at age 11 and was unanimously awarded first prize in violin at age 12. He performed Salle Gaveau the same year under the direction of his father with the Concerts Colonne. In 1956, he won the 1st Grand Prix of the Paganini Competition in Genoa then perfected his skills with Zino Francescatti, Yehudi Menuhin, Nathan Milstein, and Henryk Szeryng. He considers the latter as ‘his father in music’.
Poulet was professor, then honorary professor at the Conservatoire de Paris. He was also a full professor at the École Normale de Musique de Paris and at the Tokyo University of the Arts.
In his discography, several recordings, notably Bartók's Sonata for Solo Violin and Bach's six Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin, have been warmly welcomed by the critics.”