Francis Poulenc

french musician 1899-1963

Yannick Simon, Composer sous Vichy, Symétrie, 2009, 432 p. [F]

A very interesting essay which depicts French musical life during the Occupation.
Francis Poulenc demonstrated his own “resistance” with the composition of the Violin Sonata (1942) dedicated to Garcia Lorca, Deux Poèmes de Louis Aragon (1943) and Figure Humaine (1943) on a text written by Paul Eluard.