Madeleine Dring Trio
Poulenc Oboe Sonata
Malcolm Arnold Suite Bourgeoise
Delius Intermezzo from Fennimore and Gerda
Poulenc Flute Sonata
Iain Farrington Heatwave
Based upon their recently launched CD recording ‘Heatwave’, these three outstanding musicians showcase some of the repertoire with in addition two of the acknowledged masterpieces Poulenc wrote for wind instruments and piano, the Flute Sonata and the Oboe Sonata.
Eminently accessible works as they are, Poulenc couldn’t resist teasing the listener’s sense of what might be predictable, or not, as well as easily plunging from despair and darkness to satirical wit within as a little as two bars. Poulenc is also the doyen of gentle fusion between sentiment and powerful feeling.
Juliette Bausor and Daniel Bates between them hold four principal positions with some of our greatest orchestras. Simon Lepper was ubiquitous as exquisite accompanist long before now, and is a frequent and welcome guest time and again in Buxton. This programme provides above all an intriguing comparison between the imaginative and ever so English composers and the unfailingly French Francis Poulenc at his most vivaciously quixotic.