France Revisited


Available 20 October, 2017
Catalogue No: DDA 25132
EAN/UPC: 809730513220
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Release Date: October 2017
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Discs: 1

Piano-a-Deux – Husband and wife team Robert and Linda Stoodley are an adventurous duo with a very wide range of repertoire from the pops to major classical works which they present to appreciative audiences all around the world, spending much time as recitalists on cruise ships.

This new album features a programme of French music, including Debussy’s well known Petite Suite and the superb First Sonata for Piano Duet by George Onslow, contemporary of the young Mozart and on this showing an equal in compositional skill. Add to that Poulenc’s ‘Songs of Love and War’ arranged by Linda into a new suite of pieces, and we have a very entertaining and instructive album beautifully played.

Track Listing

George Onslow (1784-1853):Sonata for Piano Four Hands No. 1 in E minor, Op. 7

    1. I. Allegro espressivo
    2. II. Romanza
    3. III. Finale: Agitato

George Onslow (1784-1853): Six pieces pour piano

    1. I. Andantino
    2. II. Andantino quasi allegretto
    3. III. Allegro con moto
    4. IV. Allegretto molto espressivo
    5. V. Allegretto cantabile
    6. VI. Andantino molto cantabile

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Petite Suite

    1. I. En Bateau
    2. II. Cortège
    3. III. Menuet
    4. IV. Ballet

Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) arranged by Linda Ang Stoodley: Chansons de l’Amour et de la Guerre

  1. I. La Couronne (The Crown)
  2. II. “C” (The Bridges of Cé)
  3. III. Les Chemins del’Amour (The Pathways of Love)
  4. IV. Fêtes Galantes (Noble Celebrations)
  5. V. Violon (Violin)
  6. VI. Les Gars Polonais (The Polish Lads)
    – Fêtes Galantes (reprise)