Francis Poulenc

Poulenc – Concerto for Organ, Timpani and Strings in G minor

Poulenc’s Organ Concerto is one of the most frequently performed pieces of original organ music not written in the Baroque period. Princess Edmond de Polignac originallycommissioned the piece to be written as an easy organ piece for her to be able to play herself with a chamber orchestra accompaniment – however, Poulenc quickly dismissed this idea for something a lot more complicated and ambitious.