Francis Poulenc

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French pianist and composer (1899-1963)


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Francis Poulenc and Stephane Audel, My Friends and Myself, transl.
Too often residing in the shadow of his predecessors, Francis Poulenc has begun to receive the scholarly attention his rich and eclectic output deserves.
Francis Poulenc Ave Maria (from Dialogues of the Carmelites)
IN THE PARISIAN world of musical composition between World War I and World War II, Francis Poulenc was not deemed a first-tier composer.
The recital explores the melodies of Franz Schubert and Francis Poulenc, plus works by Debussy, Faure and Chopin.
Now even more famous - and belying their 50-plus years - the French siblings brought a lesserknown double concerto by fellow 20th century countryman Francis Poulenc, but one which shadows Mozart in its slow movement.
The group, made up of George Auric, Louis Durey, Arthur Honegger, Darius Milhaud, Francis Poulenc and Germaine Tailleferre, influenced the development of modern classical music and is credited with bringing outsider and popular themes into the genre.
The French composers known as 'Les Six', including Darius Milhaud and Francis Poulenc, produced a work, Les marius de la Tour Eiffel (1921), in which two voices representing gramophones describe a series of mimed dramas, including a hunter in pursuit of an ostrich, a lion and a seaside bather.
For Silvestrov, this beauty can be found in the sacred, and he is in rarified, if sparse, company in his aesthetic: in the late twentieth century there were only a few Western musicians of note still concerned with sacred music, among them Olivier Messiaen, Francis Poulenc, and Bernd Alois Zimmermann.
Concerto in D major for two Pianos and Orchestra by Francis Poulenc was the highlight of the event.
His mainstream interests were represented by books on music and society as well as monographs such as Bach and the Dance of God (1980), Beethoven and the Voice of God (1983), Vaughan Williams and the Vision of Albion (1989), Percy Grainger (1992) and Francis Poulenc (1993) as well as studies of less familiar figures such as Frederic Mompou (1989).
The title stems from an anecdote about the gay composer Francis Poulenc that appeals to Bailey's "sense of what is right and wrong": "[Poulenc] confessed to his priest that he'd had a sexual encounter in a park with a stranger, and the priest--exasperated--stopped him short with the admonition: 'Stop wasting our time.
The four-hands programme includes sonatas by Mozart and Schubert, as well as a piece by one of the 20th century's most fascinating composers for the piano, Francis Poulenc.
Griffin's considerable intellectual life was nurtured by remarkable friends and mentors, including the poet Pierre Reverdy, composer Francis Poulenc, and musicians Nadia Boulanger and Robert Casadesus.
It was Beguin's edition of Bernanos' play that moved the French composer Francis Poulenc when he saw it on stage in Paris.