add to wish list | library

10 of 12 recommend this,
would you recommend it?

yes | no

Support this site by purchasing from these vendors using the paid links below. As an Amazon Associate earns from qualifying purchases.
  Oehms Classics -
  OC 637
  Poulenc: Concerto - Concertos for Keyboard Instruments - Albrecht, Duo Tal & Groethuysen
  Francis Poulenc: Concerto for 2 Pianos (arr. 2 pianos, organ and percussion), Harpsichord Concerto (arr. harpsichord, organ and percussion), Organ Concerto in G minor (for organ, strings and timpani)

Hansjörg Albrecht (organ)
Duo Tal & Groethuysen (piano)
Peter Kofler
Bach Collegium München
Track listing:
Recording type:
Recording info:

delete from library | delete recommendation | report errors
Related titles: 3

Reviews: 2

Site review by Geohominid March 2, 2010
Performance:   Sonics:    
The text for this review has been moved to the new site. You can read it here:

Review by gonzostick April 23, 2010 (3 of 8 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:  
BRILLIANT! WONDERFUL! This got THREE repeat plays on my OPPO BluRay player. Incredible sonics and playing! I will not restate Geohominid's comprehensive notes above.

This is the best performance of the Poulenc Organ Concerto on SACD. Yes, the string section could be bigger, but they capture the spirit of this music as well as the notes! The Ondine one with Latry and that hack conductor, Eschenbach, in Philadephia, where the tempos are turned into Bruckner, is best avoided, though it has the best recording of the Barber Toccata Festiva and THE WORST recording of the Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony (Eschenbach makes the wonderful Philadelphia Orchestra play like pigs with his idiotic tempos).

In particular, since TWO recording venues are involved, the engineers have done wonders, here! Especially, in the Poulenc, the surround recording actually gives an aural impression of height! This is the most amazing microphone placement in a surround recording in a long time. One can hear the strings on stage and the pipe organ suspended above them, also the depth of the organ chamber for the enclosed pipe division on the rebuilt Klais Orgelbau instrument...


Also, Albrecht, the organist, has to be singled out for his brilliant playing. The Poulenc Organ Concerto is NOT a technically difficult work to play, but it really requires and organist to take control of his pipe organ and make it sing...Most important, the DSD recording is stunning!

GO GET A COPY... The organ does quite well as an orchestra in the other two concerti on this disc.

Was this review helpful to you?  yes | no

Works: 3  

Francis Poulenc - Concert champêtre pour clavecin ou piano et orchestre, Op. 49
Francis Poulenc - Concerto pour deux pianos in D minor, Op. 61
Francis Poulenc - Concerto pour orgue in G minor, Op. 93