Concert champêtre (Pastoral Concerto) is a harpsichord concerto by Francis Poulenc, which also exists in a version for piano solo with very slight changes in the solo part. It was written in 1927–28 for the harpsichordist Wanda Landowska who said she "adored" playing it as it made her "insouciant and gay!" Landowska was responsible for the composition of several other new pieces of music for the instrument, notably Manuel de Falla's harpsichord concerto and his El retablo de Maese Pedro (at the premiere of which, at the salon of Winnaretta Singer, Poulenc and Landowska met for the first time).

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  • Concert champêtre (Pastoral Concerto) is a harpsichord concerto by Francis Poulenc, which also exists in a version for piano solo with very slight changes in the solo part. It was written in 1927–28 for the harpsichordist Wanda Landowska who said she "adored" playing it as it made her "insouciant and gay!" Landowska was responsible for the composition of several other new pieces of music for the instrument, notably Manuel de Falla's harpsichord concerto and his El retablo de Maese Pedro (at the premiere of which, at the salon of Winnaretta Singer, Poulenc and Landowska met for the first time). After a private performance in which Poulenc played the orchestral parts on the piano, the piece's public premiere was on May 3, 1929 at the Salle Pleyel in Paris, with Landowska playing the solo part and the Orchestre Symphonique de Paris conducted by Pierre Monteux. The work is scored for an orchestra of two flutes, piccolo, two oboes, cor anglais, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns, two trumpets, trombone, tuba, timpani, side drums (with and without snares), tambourine, triangle, bass drum, cymbals, xylophone, and strings (the usual two sections of violins, violas, cellos and double basses—Poulenc stipulates eight each of first and second violins, and four each of violas, cellos and basses). It is an expression of Poulenc's somewhat maverick compositional style that he pits the harpsichord against the combined resources of a full orchestra, while in his Organ Concerto, he balances the much more powerful organ against only timpani and strings. The piece is in three movements: 1. * Allegro molto – Adagio – Allegro molto 2. * Andante: Mouvement de Sicilienne 3. * Finale: Presto très gai The piece alludes to music of the Baroque period, when the harpsichord was a common instrument, both in terms of its melodic and harmonic language and in its structure. It is for this reason, as well as the plain influence of Stravinsky's music of the same period, that the Concert and its slightly later companion work, the Aubade for piano and orchestra, are regarded as neoclassical compositions. A typical performance of the Concert champêtre lasts around twenty-five minutes. Like many harpsichord works from the 20th century, this piece was written for the 'revival' Pleyel contemporary harpsichord, with metal frame, pedals, leather plectra and heavy touch, which was prevalent at the time, rather than historic instruments from the 17th and 18th century. However, Trevor Pinnock has played and recorded it on a 3-manual Hass instrument with disposition 16' 8' 8 ' 4' 2', lute, 2 buffs, 2 couplers. A recording of Poulenc himself playing the work, but on the piano, with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Dimitri Mitropoulos on 14 November 1948, was issued in 1998 as part of a 10-CD survey of historic broadcast recordings by that orchestra. (en)
  • Le Concert champêtre est une œuvre de Francis Poulenc pour clavecin et orchestre composée en 1928. (fr)
  • Das Concert champêtre FP 49, ist ein Cembalokonzert des französischen Komponisten Francis Poulenc. (de)
  • Il Concert champêtre FP49 è una composizione per clavicembalo e orchestra dell'autore francese Francis Poulenc. Fu scritta fra il 1927 e il 1928 su commissione della principessa de Polignac. È il più importante e più eseguito concerto per clavicembalo al di fuori di quelli di epoca barocca. (it)
  • クラヴサンと管弦楽のための『田園のコンセール』(Concert champêtre)FP.49は、フランシス・プーランクが作曲したチェンバロ協奏曲。1927年に作曲された。 (ja)
  • Concert champêtre (Landelijk Concert) is een concert van Francis Poulenc voor klavecimbel en orkest, dat ook - met kleine wijzigingen - bestaat in een uitvoering voor piano en orkest. (nl)
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  • Le Concert champêtre est une œuvre de Francis Poulenc pour clavecin et orchestre composée en 1928. (fr)
  • Das Concert champêtre FP 49, ist ein Cembalokonzert des französischen Komponisten Francis Poulenc. (de)
  • Il Concert champêtre FP49 è una composizione per clavicembalo e orchestra dell'autore francese Francis Poulenc. Fu scritta fra il 1927 e il 1928 su commissione della principessa de Polignac. È il più importante e più eseguito concerto per clavicembalo al di fuori di quelli di epoca barocca. (it)
  • クラヴサンと管弦楽のための『田園のコンセール』(Concert champêtre)FP.49は、フランシス・プーランクが作曲したチェンバロ協奏曲。1927年に作曲された。 (ja)
  • Concert champêtre (Landelijk Concert) is een concert van Francis Poulenc voor klavecimbel en orkest, dat ook - met kleine wijzigingen - bestaat in een uitvoering voor piano en orkest. (nl)
  • Concert champêtre (Pastoral Concerto) is a harpsichord concerto by Francis Poulenc, which also exists in a version for piano solo with very slight changes in the solo part. It was written in 1927–28 for the harpsichordist Wanda Landowska who said she "adored" playing it as it made her "insouciant and gay!" Landowska was responsible for the composition of several other new pieces of music for the instrument, notably Manuel de Falla's harpsichord concerto and his El retablo de Maese Pedro (at the premiere of which, at the salon of Winnaretta Singer, Poulenc and Landowska met for the first time). (en)
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  • Concert champêtre (en)
  • Concert champêtre (Poulenc) (de)
  • Concert champêtre (fr)
  • Concert champêtre (it)
  • 田園のコンセール (ja)
  • Concert champêtre (nl)
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