© 2024 WSHU
NPR News & Classical Music
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Beautiful Music NOW - Francis Poulenc

ASO

Francis Poulenc led an interesting life as a musician. The French composer and pianist lived from 1899-1963, and was a member of Les Six -- the 6 -- referring to a close-knit group of musicians of the time, including Georges Auric, Louis Durey, Arthur Honegger, Darius Millhaud, and Germaine Tailleferre.

Today's Beautiful Music features Francis Poulenc's CONCERTO FOR TWO PIANOS AND ORCHESTRA with the composer himself as one of the soloists! Also playing, pianist Jacques Février, with the Orchestre National de France conducted by Georges Prêtre.

Suzanne Bona is the host and executive producer of Sunday Baroque, a nationally syndicated weekly radio show of Baroque and early music which she originated on WSHU in 1987.