French romanticism and impressionism in music

French romanticism and impressionism in music

Sunday, April 12
2:30 am - 4:15 am


Francis Poulenc-Sonata. Allegro malinconico, Cantilena, Presto giocoso

Claude Debussy-Flute Solo. Syrinx

Claude Debussy-Piano solo. La fille aux cheveux de Lin.

Darius Milhaud-Sonatine, Op 76. Tendre, Souple, Clair

Poulenc and Milhaud were both members of the group of composers known as “Les Six”. Poulenc’s sonata is a late work (1956) and is one of a set of three, the others being for oboe and clarinet. Milhaud’s sonatine is however quite an early work (1922). He was a composer of some quality and of great quantity; his last work has the opus number 441! Poulenc said he was a writer of melodies, and there are plenty in this work. Milhaud’s sonatine is more gritty and perhaps reflects the dry roughness of his home Provencal landscape.

Chris Lacey-Flute. Richard studied music at the Royal Academy of Music and has had a distinguished career with a number of theatre productions including the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Richard Silk-Piano.Richard studied music at Cambridge and has been director of studies at the Birmingham conservatoire.


Sunday, April 12 at 2:30 am - 4:15 am

Location : Neuadd y Dderwen