Milhaud, Fauré, Saint Sa‘ns, Debussy, Poulenc, Ravel, Pierné & Messager

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2.0 out of 5 star rating 2.0

COMPOSERS: Debussy; Faure; Milhaud; Pierné & Messager; Poulenc; Ravel; Saint Saëns
LABELS: Veloce
ALBUM TITLE: Collection
WORKS: Works by Milhaud, Fauré, Saint Saëns, Debussy, Poulenc, Ravel, Pierné & Messager
PERFORMER: Nigel Hinson, Keith Puddy (clarinet), Malcolm Martineau (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: VELCD 9502 (available from Hinson School of Music 0115 985 6343, £10 incl. p&p)


The highlight here is Poulenc’s Duo Sonata for two clarinets, which is a delightfully entertaining miniature. Of the remaining works, Milhaud’s lightweight Duo Concertant is the most convincing, though in general the playing lacks finesse and subtlety, resulting in rather imaginative performances.


Tim Payne