Francis Poulenc

Lucien Chevaillier, "Un entretien avec Francis Poulenc," Le Guide du concert et
du theâtre lyriques, April 26, 1929, 855. 17. Hell, 39. 18. Hell, 42. 19. John Gruen,
"Poulenc," Musical America (April 1960), 6. 20. Hell, 47-48. 21. Francis Poulenc ...

Author:

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015019834889

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 900

Download →

This is a thorough presentation of the works of Francis Poulenc--an often performed and critically appreciated 20th-century composer. Keck traces the events in Poulenc's life and examines those works and performances which most fully document the development of the composer's distinctive musical style. A substantial discography, as well as highly selective annotated entries by and about the composer highlight the text which covers every phase of his career and affirms Poulenc's place in 20th-century music.
Posted in:

Francis Poulenc

Francis Poulenc , pp . 274 - 319 . 81 . Georges Bernanos , Dialogues des
Carmélites ( Seuil , 1996 ) , p . 57 . Where Bernanos ' s words are , as here , put
to music by Poulenc , I have used the translation by Joseph Machlis of the opera '
s ...

Author: Richard D. E. Burton

Publisher: Outlines S.

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110906588

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 135

View: 329

Download →

Exploring the fascinating world of early-to mid-twentieth century artistic gay Paris and, in particular, the links between Poulenc's sexuality, his music and his religious beliefs, with extensive references to other artists in his circle, including Cocteau and Radiguet. Poulenc is perhaps best known for a spate of powerful religious works precipitated by a series of disastrous love affairs with young men and the death of a close friend, the composer, Pierre Octave-Ferroud. A fascinating look at the life of a tragic and wonderful artist.
Posted in:

Francis Poulenc

BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE Francis Poulenc : Entretiens avec Claude Rostand ,
Julliard , 1954 Francis Poulenc : Entretiens avec Stéphane Audel : ' Moi et mes
amis ' , La Palatine , 1963 Francis Poulenc : Journal de mes mélodies , Grasset ...

Author: Pierre Bernac

Publisher: Kahn & Averill Pub

ISBN: UCSC:32106016942721

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 233

View: 375

Download →

In 1935 the French baritone Pierre Bernac formed a duo with the composer Francis Poulenc that became a legend throughout the world. Unprecedented in the history of music, it was the first duo in which the singer and pianist were perceived as equals. It lasted for 25 years and was a determining influence on Poulenc's vocal output: more than two thirds of his songs were written especially for Bernac to sing. Bernac's general book on the French repertoire, The Interpretation of French Song, has long been the standard and indispensable work on its subject. In Francis Poulenc - The Man and his Songs, first published in 1977, he gives us the fruit of his long association with Poulenc, paying moving tribute to the composer both as a man and a musician, and providing detailed analyses of every piano-accompanied song that Poulenc wrote. Each of the 137 poems is annotated for pronunciation, with a line-for-line translation into English by Winifred Radford, who also translated the text of the book. The discussion of each song is preceded by a brief biographical note on the poet and a description of Poulenc's own attitude towards both poet and poem. Bernac aimed in this book to pass on his personal understanding of the songs of Francis Poulenc as well as a little of their mutual experience in interpreting and performing them. He has thereby left a unique record whose importance cannot be overestimated.
Posted in:

Francis Poulenc

Tel jour , telle nuit ( Eluard ) Pierre Bernac and Francis Poulenc H . M . V . DB
6383 - 4 * Dans le Jardin d ' Anna , Allons plus vite , Le Bestiaire , Le Pont ,
Montparnasse ( Apollinaire ) ; Cinq Poèmes , La Fraîcheur et le feu ( Eluard )
Pierre ...

Author: Henri Hell

Publisher: London, Calder

ISBN: UCSC:32106001371639

Category: Composers

Page: 118

View: 326

Download →

Life and music of the 20th century French composer. Catalog of works and discography. Portraits.
Posted in:

A Study of Francis Poulenc s Fifteen Improvisations for Piano Solo

Francis Poulenc . " The Chesterian , New Series No. 25 ( September 1922 ) : 4 .
Grout , Donald Jay . A History of Western Music . New York : W. W. Norton &
Company , Inc. , 1960 . Gruen , John . " Poulenc : A Duality in the French
Composer Is ...

Author: Edwin Philip Romain

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822003324910

Category: Piano music

Page: 350

View: 447

Download →

Posted in:

Francis Poulenc

Author: Wilfrid Mellers

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: STANFORD:36105004263625

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 186

View: 586

Download →

Once considered as little more than the froth in the wake of the First World War, a witty boy-hedonist who, in the giddy Twenties, tweaked the noses of moribund establishmentarians, Poulenc has in fact proved unexpectedly durable--more so than any of his colleagues among Les Six, including those who developed more grandiose ambitions. Here is a survey of Poulenc's music, based on careful selection of his works, and written by an authoritative guide. After placing Poulenc in the context of French life and society after the First World War and considering him in relation to his masters and mentors, especially Satie and Chabrier, Mellers turns to Poulenc's Diaghilev ballet, Les Biches, to important sequels to it, such as Concert champêtre and Aubade, and to works of transition, such as the Concerto for two pianos and orchestra. The next section discusses the "social" music of Poulenc's middle years--especially the music for piano (for Poulenc a domestic instrument), written during the Thirties, and the centrality of song in his work; some account is offered of his relationship with his main poets, Guillaume Apollinaire, Paul Eluard, and Louise de Vilmorin. Mellers next considers the impact on Poulenc of the Second World War, especially as manifest in the great choral work Quatre Motets de Pénitence and the Organ Concerto. Adopting a broadly chronological approach, Mellers traces Poulenc's development as a composer from enfant terrible to a mature composer both for secular society and for the liturgy of the Catholic Church; in so doing he points to the reasons for the durability and pertinacity of his appeal. Mellers further assesses Poulenc's place in the French tradition, and, in a Postlude, pays tribute to the warm regard with which Poulenc was held by so many of his fellow musicians.
Posted in:

The Music of Francis Poulenc 1899 1963

Carl Schmidt's catalogue of Poulenc's works represents the first comprehensive attempt to list an oeuvre which numbers approximately 185 compositions written from his teenage years until his death at the age of 63.

Author: Carl B. Schmidt

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 9780191585166

Category: Music

Page: 632

View: 307

Download →

The name of Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) was first brought to prominence in the 1920s as a member of Les Six, a group of young French composers encouraged by Satie and Cocteau. His subsequent fame spread well beyond France, and he is coming to be regarded as one of this century's most significant composers. His compositions are heard constantly in concert halls the world over, and numerous recordings, including complete sets of songs and piano music, have been released. Books, articles and more than a dozen doctoral dissertations have discussed his music. Carl Schmidt's catalogue of Poulenc's works represents the first comprehensive attempt to list an oeuvre which numbers approximately 185 compositions written from his teenage years until his death at the age of 63. The Catalogue indentifies a number of unpublished works, and adds a small group of compositions to his musical canon for the first time. Each work, whether complete or unfinished, published or unpublished, is described fully. Catalogue entries list and describe all known printed editions (including reprints) and manuscript copies of each work. In addition, they provide detailed compositional histories based on numerous letters, documents, and press accounts, many of which have not been published previously. Russian interest in Poulenc's music, manifested in press runs exceeding one million copies, is also revealed for the first time.
Posted in:

Entrancing Muse

Lavishly illustrated, the volume includes a complete discography, and an exhaustive summary of Poulenc's concert tours, as well as a list of portraits and drawings."--Jacket.

Author: Carl B. Schmidt

Publisher: Pendragon Press

ISBN: 1576470261

Category: Music

Page: 621

View: 720

Download →

Lavishly illustrated, the volume includes a complete discography, and an exhaustive summary of Poulenc's concert tours, as well as a list of portraits and drawings."--Jacket.
Posted in:

Francis Poulenc Articles and Interviews

1 Francis Poulenc, Journal de mes mélodies, complete edition and notes
compiled by Renaud Machart, Paris, Cicero, 1993, p. 159 [English translation by
Winifred Radford of the original 1964 edition, published as Diary of my Songs,
London, ...

Author: Nicolas Southon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317133322

Category: Music

Page: 346

View: 903

Download →

’He plays the piano well,’ wrote the society hostess Mme de Saint-Marceaux in her diary on 18 March 1927. ’His compositions are not devoid of talent but he’s not a genius, and I’m afraid he thinks he is.’ Intelligent though the lady was, she got this one spectacularly wrong. Poulenc has in fact outpaced his colleagues in Les Six by many a mile, as singers and instrumentalists all over the world will attest, and while he would never have accepted the title of ’genius’, preferring ’artisan’, a genius is increasingly what he appears to have been. Part of the answer lay in always being his own man, and this independence of spirit shows through in his writings and interviews just as brightly as in his music, whether it’s boasting that he’d be happy never to hear The Mastersingers ever again, pointing out that what critics condemn as the ’formlessness’ of French music is one of its delights, voicing his outrage at attempts to ’finish’ the Unfinished Symphony, writing ’in praise of banality’ - or remembering the affair of Debussy’s hat. And in every case, his intelligence, humour and generosity of spirit help explain why he was so widely and deeply loved. This volume comprises selected articles from Francis Poulenc: J’écris ce qui me chante (Fayard, 2011) edited by Nicholas Southon. Many of these articles and interviews have not been available in English before and Roger Nichols's translation, capturing the very essence of Poulenc’s lively writing style, makes more widely accessible this significant contribution to Poulenc scholarship.
Posted in:

Francis Poulenc

Bibliographic references Books by Francis Poulenc Correspondence ( ed .
Buckland ) Francis Poulenc -'Echo and Source ' . Selected Correspondence 1915
–1963 , translated and edited by Sidney Buckland , London : Gollancz , 1991
Francis ...

Author: Sidney Buckland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351566650

Category: Music

Page: 430

View: 457

Download →

This collection of essays provides vivid new insights into Poulenc‘s world, his particular rapport with painters, writers and fellow musicians, and with the socialte who promoted his music through their salons. Contributions from international Poulenc scholars include the influence of various artists on his music, the nature of his affinity for Eluards poetry, his response to texts by Cocteau and Bernanos, and his constant search for suitable libretti. New light is thrown on two friendships, the first with his childhood friend Raymonde Linossier who introduced him to the world of books, the second to his teacher Charles Koechlin who greatly influenced his choral style. A detailed study is also provided of Poulenc‘s four choral works with orchestra. Finally, the reader is allowed a rare view of Poulenc at the microphone, not as interviewee but as radio presenter, in his 1947-1949 series of programmesA bâtons rompus.
Posted in:

Emmanuel Chabrier

Author: Francis Poulenc

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015007872529

Category: Composers

Page: 104

View: 121

Download →

Posted in:

Gloria

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:231853154

Category:

Page: 70

View: 138

Download →

Posted in:

The M lodies of Francis Poulenc

Francis Poulenc: Moi et mes amis: Confidences recueillies par Stephane Audel.
Paris-Geneva: La Palatine, 1963. Bernac, Pierre. Francis Poulenc: The Man and
His Songs. Translated by Winifred Radford. New York: Norton, 1977. Bernier ...

Author: Alissa Deeter

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810884151

Category: Music

Page: 396

View: 464

Download →

An acknowledged master of mélodie, Francis Poulenc’s prolific song œuvre exceeds the collections of all other French composers who wrote in this genre. Yet despite Poulenc’s prolific output and its significance to art song repertoire, few volumes dedicated to study of Poulenc’s works have appeared in print. This text offers a theory on the marginalized popularity of Poulenc’s songs and strategies for their study that can assist performers in their appreciation and interpretation of his work. The Mélodies of Francis Poulenc is the first work to contain the complete collection of Poulenc’s song compositions, providing IPA transcriptions and word-for-word translations in an easy reference format. Also included are the highly regarded poetic translations of Winifred Radford. In their introduction to the songs, Deeter and Peavler formulate a methodology for the proper interpretation and study of the Poulenc’s works. Finally, this work features a musical terms index, select discography of downloadable sound files, and a song title index. Teachers of singing, vocal coaches, professional singers, accompanists, and students of art song will find the The Mélodies of Francis Poulenc an invaluable tool for the study and instruction of Poulenc’s songs.
Posted in:

Sept Chansons Marie

Author: Francis Poulenc

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015027666604

Category: Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices, 4 parts), Unaccompanied

Page:

View: 788

Download →

Posted in:

Francis Poulenc

Adopting a broadly chronological approach, Mellers is able to trace Poulenc's development as a composer from enfant terrible to mature `society' composer.

Author: Wilfrid Howard Mellers

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198163381

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 186

View: 599

Download →

Once considered as little more than the froth in the wake of the First World War, a witty boy-hedonist who, in the giddy Twenties, tweaked the noses of moribund establishmentarians, Poulenc has in fact proved unexpectedly durable - more so than any of his colleagues among Les Six, including those who developed more grandiose ambitions. Here is a survey of Poulenc's music, based on careful selection of his works, and written by an authoritative guide. Having placed Poulenc in the context of French life and society after the First World War and considered him in relation to his masters and mentors, especially Satie and Chabrier, Mellers turns to Poulenc's Diaghilev ballet, Les Biches, to important sequels to it, such as Concert champetre and Aubade, and to works of transition, such as the Concerto for two pianos and orchestra. The next section discusses the `social' music of Poulenc's middle years - especially the music for piano (for Poulenc a domestic instrument), writtenduring the Thirties, and the centrality of song in his work; some account is offered of his relationship with his main poets, Guillaume Apollinaire, Paul Eluard, and Louise de Vilmorin. Mellers mext considers the impact on Poulenc of the Second World War, especially as manifest in the great choral work Quatre Motets de Penitence and the Organ Concerto. Separate chapters deal with the three main operatic pieces and Poulenc's relationship to Bernanos and Jean Cocteau; with the late devotional works, especially the Stabat Mater, the Gloriam and the Sept Repons des Tenebres; and with the chamber works of the last few years. The chapters are illustrated througout with music examples. Adopting a broadly chronological approach, Mellers traces Poulenc's development as a composer from enfant terrible to a mature composer both for secular Society and for the liturgy of the Catholic Church; in so doing he points to the reasons for the durability and pertinacity of his appeal. Mellers further assesses Poulenc's place in the French tradition, and, in a Postlude, pays tribute to the warm regard with which Poulenc was held by so many of his fellow musicians.
Posted in:

Diary of My Songs

Features songs that documents the twenties and thirties from within. The original French text is published alongside its English translation.

Author: Francis Poulenc

Publisher: Kahn & Averill Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015080842316

Category: Music

Page: 160

View: 912

Download →

Features songs that documents the twenties and thirties from within. The original French text is published alongside its English translation.
Posted in: