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Poulenc's Aubade: A Still-Unique Choreographic Concerto

In 1929, an unusual work by a versatile 20th-century French composer premiered at the home of his wealthy patrons. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, this piece, still unique in the classical repertoire, is part piano concerto and part ballet, in a chamber music setting.

http://youtu.be/G-YidsN0B9A

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Listen to French conductor Stephane Deneve talk with WRTI's Susan Lewis about the magnetism of the music of Francis Poulenc.