Orchestre National de France/Gabel ****
Maison de la Radio Auditorium, Paris, 10th March 2016
Paris in the springtime: this week, I’ve been greeted by cold winds, driving rain and even a flurry of snow. Tonight, courtesy of Debussy’s Printemps, something a little more seasonal raised the temperature. Chausson brought some party spirit, but for sheer Parisian style – and a touch of naughtiness – it was Francis Poulenc who dominated this stylish affair from the Orchestre National de France under Fabien Gabel, launching the Maison de la Radio’s four day festival ‘À la française’. The highlight was a knockout performance of Poulenc’s Organ Concerto, featuring the dapper Olivier Latry as soloist.
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