Release Date: October 2015
Label: Chandos
Catalogue No: CHAN 10875

Poulenc: Piano Concertos & Aubade

With Louis Lortie, BBC Philharmonic and Edward Gardner


“[Lortie and Mercier] perform [the Poulenc] with great panache, also capturing the work’s more reflective qualities, with Edward Gardner and the BBC Philharmonic providing by turns zestful and sensitive accompaniment”

BBC Music Magazine

“the distinct attraction of this performance by Lortie with the BBC Philharmonic under Edward Gardner is the way in which orchestral colour, as well as piano texture, is so clearly defined and zestfully articulated…Lortie is joined by Helene Mercier for cracking performances of the Two-Piano Concerto and the Sonata for four hands, their distinctive acerbities given whiplash emphasis by both pianists…and yet with their more lyrical leanings tenderly voiced.”


“Lortie and Mercier never leave one in doubt of their delight in, or idiomatic understanding of, Poulenc’s music; their rapport is complete”

Sunday Times