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Author: Francis Poulenc; Nicolas Southon; Roger Nichols
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Bulington, VT : Ashgate, [2014]
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"'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  Read more...
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Poulenc, Francis, 1899-1963.
Francis Poulenc, articles and interviews.
Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2014]
(DLC) 2013009010
(OCoLC)835114957
Named Person: Francis Poulenc; Francis Poulenc; Francis Poulenc; Claude Rostand
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Francis Poulenc; Nicolas Southon; Roger Nichols
ISBN: 1306408903 9781306408905 9781409466222 1409466221 9781409466239 140946623X
OCLC Number: 870088698
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 313 pages, [13] pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents: Part I: Articles. Le Coq and Le Cog Parisien : May-November 1920 ; 'On Igor Stravinsky's "Mavra"', Feuilles libres, no. 27, June-July 1922, section 'La musique' ; 'On Igor Stravinsky's "Symphony of Psalms'", Le Mois, no. 2, February 1931 ; 'In praise of banality', Présence, no. 8, October 1935 ; 'Long live Stravinsky!' Le Figaro, no. 199, 7 April 1945, 'Chronique' ; 'The composer and the sorcerer', Les Lettres Françaises, no. 54, 5 May 1945 ; 'Francis Poulenc on his ballets', Ballet, no. 4/2, September 1946 ; 'For the harpsichord, Wanda Landowska has completed in New York "Her life's work'", Le Figaro littéraire, no. 214, 27 May 1950 ; 'Pages from America (Diary extracts)', La Table Ronde, no. 30, June 1950 ; 'Erik Satie's piano music', La Revue Musicale, Satie number, no. 214, June 1952 ; 'How I composed Les Dialogues des Carmélites', L'Opéra de Paris, no. 14, Second Quarter, 1957 ; 'Opera in the cinema era', Opera, vol. 12/1, January 1961, (as told to Elliott Stein) --
Part II: Critical articles and reviews. 'On Richard Strauss's Elektra', Le Figaro, no. 244, 1 September 1934 ; 'On Oberon', Le Figaro, no. 247, 4 September 1934 ; 'The Paris Opéra ought to put on Fidelio', Le Figaro, no. 272, 29 September 1934 ; 'The heart of Maurice Ravel', La Nouvelle Revue Française, no. 323, 1 Jan 1941 --
Part III: Contributions to works by others. 'The lesson of Claude Debussy', in Auguste Martin, Claude Debussy, Chronologie de sa vie et de ses œuvres, Catalogue of the exhibition organised from 2 to 17 May 1942, in the Foyer of the Opéra-Comique --
'Preface' to Gabriel Laplane, Albéniz: sa vie, son œuvre, [Geneva], Editions du milieu du monde, 1956 ; 'Notes on Ravel', in Enciclopedia della Musica, vol. 3, Milan, Ricordi, 1964 --
Part IV: Response to a survey. 'Is there a "Messiaen affair"?', Le Littéraire, no. 4, 13 April 1946 --
Part V: Lectures. 'My teachers and my friends', Conferencia, vol. 29/21, 15 October 1935 ; 'My songs and their poets', Conferencia, no. 36, 15 December 1947 --
Part VI: Interviews. Interview with André Laphin ; Interview with Lucien Chevaillier: 'An interview with ... Francis Poulenc', Le Guide du Concert et des Théâtres Lyriques, no. 30, 26 April 1929 ; Interview with José Bruyr: 'Francis Poulenc', L 'Ecran des Musiciens I, Paris, Des Cahiers de France, 1930 ; Interview with Nino Franck: 'Poulenc in Montmartre', Candide, no. 424, 28 April 1932 ; Interview with A.P.: 'Francis Poulenc talks to us about his new ballet Les Animaux modèles', Le Figaro, no. 194,14 August 1942 ; Interview with Jeannie Chauveau: 'The work of two great French artists, written in secret during the Occupation, is going to be revealed to the world by the Chorale d'Anvers', Ce soir, no. 994, 25 November 1944 ; Interview with Claude Chamfray: 'Francis Poulenc tells us about music in England', Arts, no. 25, 20 July 1945 ; Interview with Fernando Lopes-Graça: 'Francis Poulenc' in Visita aos Músicos Franceses, Lisbon, Seara Nova, 1947 ; Interview with Paul Guth: 'From "Les Mamelles de Tirésias" to the "Stabat Mater" there are two sides to Francis Poulenc', Le Figaro littéraire, no. 317, 17 May 1952 ; 'Poulenc: an act of faith', reported by Daniel Bernet, Arts, no. 625, 26 June 1957 ; Interview with Henri Hell: 'Francis Poulenc at work : the music of La Voix humaine will be my most intense, most carefully worked composition', Arts, no. 688, 17 September 1958 ; Interview with Martine Cadieu: 'Duet with Francis Poulenc', Les Nouvelles littéraires, no. 1757, 4 May 1961 ; Interview: 'A denizen of Noizay and the Honorary President of Local Musicmaking, Francis Poulenc is going to play to restore his village church. he is going to perform La Voix humaine tomorrow evening in Amboise with Denise Duval', La Nouvelle République, 7 September 1961 ; Interview with Denise Bourdet: '5 December will see the musical birth of La Dame de Monte-Carlo, "For me, Monte-Carlo is Venice, '" Le Figaro littéraire, no. 815, December 1961 --
Part VIII: Interviews with Claude Rostand. Preface to interviews ; Interview 1: Paris and Nogent-sur-Marne : a childhood spent between Couperin and the Dance Hall ; Interview 2: Musical adventures with the 'moderns' : Debussy, Stravinsky ; Interview 3: Poulenc at the piano : advice and favourites ; Interview 4: The Maître of Arcueil and lifelong friends ; Interview 5: From Monte-Carlo to Paris under the Occupation ; Interview 6: The composer and his poets : the meeting with Eluard ; Interview 7: The keyboard concertos ; Interview 8: Pierre Bernac, or the unexpected partner ; Interview 9: Choral music ; Interview 10: Faith restored ; Interview 11: Chamber works ; Interview 12: The monk and the naughty boy ; Interview 13: Poulenc-Janus : Le Bal masqué and Les Mamelles de Tirésias ; Interview 14: A countryman's prayers : a mass and some motets ; Interview 15: The composer's studio : the eye and the ear ; Interview 16: Musical likes and dislikes ; Interview 17: What future for music? ; Interview 18: Conclusions and perspectives: At work on the Dialogues.
Other Titles: Prose works.
Responsibility: collected, introduced and annotated by Nicolas Southon ; translated by Roger Nichols.

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This volume comprises selected articles from Francis Poulenc: J'ecris ce qui me chante (Fayard, 2011) edited by Nicholas Southon. Many of these articles and interviews have not been available in  Read more...

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Le Figaro, no. 199, 7 April 1945, 'Chronique' ; 'The composer and the sorcerer', Les Lettres Françaises, no. 54, 5 May 1945 ; 'Francis Poulenc on his ballets', Ballet, no. 4/2, September 1946 ; 'For the harpsichord, Wanda Landowska has completed in New York "Her life's work'", Le Figaro littéraire, no. 214, 27 May 1950 ; 'Pages from America (Diary extracts)', La Table Ronde, no. 30, June 1950 ; 'Erik Satie's piano music', La Revue Musicale, Satie number, no. 214, June 1952 ; 'How I composed Les Dialogues des Carmélites', L'Opéra de Paris, no. 14, Second Quarter, 1957 ; 'Opera in the cinema era', Opera, vol. 12/1, January 1961, (as told to Elliott Stein) -- Part II: Critical articles and reviews. 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