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French Recital Program

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I'd like to present a recital next year that features French composers. Just wanted to get some ideas from the folks here on some repertoire. Here are some parameters:

1. I'm definitely playing the Desenclos.
2. The total time of the recital should be between 60-75 minutes.
3. The piano accompaniments should be reasonable (my pianist just got done learning Klonos and Lilith and will kill me if I do something like that to him again).
4. I'd like to feature French composers, but the pieces do not have to be originally written for saxophone.
5. Standard literature is perfectly fine.

So what do you think?

Bonus question: Would you consider Lauba a French composer? His bio says "French composer born in Tunisia".

Thanks in advance!
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I like your idea a lot, so many great pieces to choose from! Play the Decruck, it goes very well with the Desenclos. Those would contrast well with Lauba or Rosse. I also agree with Henshaw about the Poulenc Sonata and Ravel Habenaria. Good luck!
Balafon is the best place to start with Lauba.
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