Pastorale, Hymne, Toccata
Born in Paris in 1899, Francis Poulenc soon became a notable composer and pianist. His Trois Pièces for Piano were composed in 1928, towards the beginning of his career and paved the way for exceptional Piano works from the composer. Poulenc , as a member of Les Six, composed music in a style contrary to that of Richard Wagner and impressionists Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel. Trois Pièces for Piano is made up of three movements, 1. Pastorale, 2. Hymne and 3. Toccata, all of which exploit the Piano to its full potential. Being an imaginative and evocative composition, Trois Pièces for Piano is a pleasure to play for all pianists.