Pierre Bernac &  Francis Poulenc             (Sony MPK 47684)
Item# V2007
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Pierre Bernac &  Francis Poulenc             (Sony MPK 47684)
V2007. FRANCIS POULENC: Descriptions automatiques; Croquis et agaceries d’un gros bonhomme en bois; Avant-dernières pensées; Gymnopédie #1; Sarabande #2; Gnossienne #3 (all Satie); Mouvements perpétuels; Suite française; Nocturne #1 in C (all Played by the Composer); w.Pierre Bernac (Bar.): Villanelle des petits canards; L’île heureuse (both Chabrier). Sony MPK 47684, recorded 1950. Final copy! - 07464476842


“French baritone Pierre Bernac was a renowned interpreter of French song and just as famous as a teacher of great singers, including Gérard Souzay and Elly Ameling….His close friend Poulenc wrote most of his songs for him and accompanied him in recital from 1934 until Bernac withdrew from public performances in 1961….Lovers of the art of singing will find this a treasure.”

- Robert A. Moore, AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, Jan./Feb., 2011

“Pierre Bernac represents the standard by which many connoisseurs of French art-song interpreters, especially in Poulenc (whose work he inspired and championed for a quarter of a century) are judged….Bernac weaves a strangely hypnotic spell with his constant play of light and shadow, sudden flights into falsetto and vivid, almost grandiloquent diction.”

- Joshua Cohen, CLASSIC RECORD COLLECTOR, Summer, 2007