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Francis Poulenc: The Man and his Songs

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Pierre 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. 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

Paperback

240 pages

Contents: 

Foreword by Sir Lennox Berkeley

Introduction

List of Songs

1. Francis Poulenc, the Man
2. Francis Poulenc, Composer of Songs
3. Performance and Interpretation
4. Guillaume Appollinaire
5. Paul Eluard
6. Louise de Vilmorin
7. Max Jacob
8. Maurice Carème
9. Maurice Fombeure
10. Jean Cocteau - Raymond Radiguet
11. Louis Aragon - Robert Desnos
12. Colette - Laurence de Beylié - Jean Anouilh
13. Federico Garcia-Lorca
14. Jean Moréas
15. Ronsard
16. Anonymous Texts of the Seventeenth Century
17, Malherbe - Racine - Charles d'Orléans

Epilogue

Bibliographical Note

Index of Titles

Index of First Lines

Francis Poulenc: The Man and his Songs
9781871082777
$22.90
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