Sonatas with piano
This new CD is May’s third album where she is playing works by Francis Poulenc. One hears three sonatas, namely the ones for cello, clarinet and oboe, all of which play along side the piano. This compila-tion also includes the Elegy for Horn and the Bagatelle for Violin and Piano.
The Sonatas for Clarinet and Oboe as well as the Elegy for Horn and Piano display an integral character trait in Francis Poulenc’s later works. They are characterized by an equilibrium of their “inner econ-omy”. It is precisely this character trait that has Poulenc positioned close to his highly revered Mozart and thereby, also to the late Ravel.