Poulenc

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Your Music Stinks!
Poulenc and the Parisian Conservatory
The composer Ned Rorem suggested that, Francis Poulenc never penned an original note. “Every measure can be traced to Chopin, or Mussorgsky, or Ravel, or Stravinsky, or even Faure whom he reviled. Yet every measure can be instantly identified as
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An inconvenient proposal!
Francis Poulenc and Raymonde Linossier
Invariably, Francis Poulenc is described as a man of constant contradictions. A sense of ambivalence and ambiguity is readily found in his compositions, but it also extends to his sexual behavior and preferences. Poulenc was a devout Catholic and homosexual
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Bring in the Clowns!
Poulenc Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
Sonata for clarinet and piano (FP 184) Francis Poulenc Francis Poulenc Clarinet Sonata The French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, boxing manager, playwright and filmmaker Jean Cocteau magnanimously announced in 1918, that his principal goal was the elimination of all foreign
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Francis Poulenc: Complete chamber music with winds
Un joueur de flute berce les ruines (World Premiere) Les Solistes de l’Orchestre de Paris From Francis Poulenc: Complete chamber music with winds (2010) Released by Indésens Poulenc: Un joueur de flute berce les ruines For the great fan of
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Promenade – The Art of the French Flute
Poulenc: Sonata for flute and piano “Cantilena” Vincent Lucas, flute Emmanuel Strosser, piano From Promenade – The Art of the French Flute (2008) Released by Indésens Poulenc: Sonata for flute and piano “Cantilena” Beautiful recording of some exceptional music for
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Poulenc: Sonata for Clarinet
James Campbell, clarinetJohn York, piano Sonata for Clarinet, 2nd Movement; Romanza From Ravel & Poulenc – French Chamber Music for Woodwinds, Vol.2, Disc 2 (2006) Released by Cala Poulenc: Sonata for Clarinet The clarinet sonata was completed in 1962, few
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Poulenc: L’invitation au château
L’ Invitation Au Chateau: IX. Act III, TangoJames Campbell, clarinetPeter Carter, violinJohn York, pianoJacky Guter, vocalJoanna Elias, vocal From Maurice Ravel / Francis Poulenc: Chamber Music for Woodwinds (2006) Released by Cala Poulenc: L’invitation au château Francis Poulenc was commissioned
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