15 Posts
Musicians and Artists: Poulenc, Éluard and Their Friends
Francis Poulenc knew all the best poets, setting the works of Apollinaire and Éluard again and again. He set the poets to opera (Les Mamelles de Tiresias), for a cappella choir, for voice and piano, in a secular cantata (Figure
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Poulenc: Concert champêtre
Premiered Today in 1929
Francis Poulenc first met Wanda Landowska at a private performance of Falla’s El Retablo de Maese Pedro in June 1923. On that occasion, Landowska requested concertos from both composers, and Falla’s effort premiered on 5 November 1926 in Barcelona. Poulenc,
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iDisorder in Opera: Poulenc “La Voix Humaine”
“iDisorder” is one of the latest terms used in the medical sciences. Apparently, it changes your brain’s ability to process information and the ability to relate to the world due to daily use of media and technology. “There is the
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Minors of the Majors
Francis Poulenc: Sonata for Trumpet, Horn and Trombone, Op.33
“Minors of the Majors” invites you to discover compositions by the great classical composers that for one reason or another have not reached the musical mainstream. Please enjoy, and keep listening!
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Poulenc: Les Anges Musiciens
Banalites, FP107 – No.2 Hotel From Poulenc: Les Anges Musiciens (2014) Released by Harmonia Mundi Banalites, FP107 – No.2 HotelFrancis Poulenc’s corpus of songs is one of the most generous and accomplished in the French repertoire. A friend of poets
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Francis Poulenc: The most Literary Avant Garde Composer
“J’écris ce qui me chante” – “I write of that which sings to me”Francis Poulenc In 1916 in Paris, Francis Poulenc (1899-1963), a largely self-taught composer, was introduced by a close friend to Adrienne Monnier’s bookshop ‘La Maison des Amis
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Parisian Sexuality.
Francis Poulenc and Friends
“You have changed my life, you are the sunshine of my thirty years, a reason for living and for working.” This is how Francis Poulenc openly inscribed the score to his Concert champêtre, a work that is dedicated to the
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Bohemian Recipe.
The Poulenc Sound
Poulenc’s musical style, thematic materials and even tonal structures build from established musical practices, which are transformed into something unique. The American composer and essayist Ned Rorem concocted an amusing little recipe to explain the Poulenc sound. “Take Chopin’s dominant
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