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A Sonata Recital


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Reginald Kell (clarinet)
Gilbert Vinter (bassoon)
Piece for clarinet and bassoon (unaccompanied)...Beethoven
Allegro sostenuto; Aria con variazioni
Sontata for clarinet and bassoon (unaccompanied)...Poulenc
Vif (lively); Romance (Andante très doux); Final (très animé)
3.45-4.15 A Television Transmission by the Baird Process will take place during this programme. (356.3 m. Sound; 261.3 m. Vision)
A member of the group of young Paris composers who banded themselves together as 'The Six,' Poulenc has remained more faithful than most of them to its original watchword —'simplicity'. That is largely why he enjoys writing music like this, whose two voices have an effect of loneliness to ears accustomed to fuller harmonies. But the contrast between the two tone-qualities is exploited in the most ingenious and fascinating way, and each part is full of quite obvious melodies. And if these strike the hearer as having more independence than relation one to another, that comes from Poulenc's avowed hostility to the way in which harmony had become the servant of vague impressionism like Debussy's.


Clarinet: Reginald Kell
Bassoon: Gilbert Vinter

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