Francis Poulenc

french musician 1899-1963

Pierre Bernac, Francis Poulenc et ses mélodies, Paris, Buchet-Chastel, 1978, 220 p. [F] In English Francis Poulenc: The man and his songs, Kahn & Averill, 2006.

In 1978 Bernac decided to write this account from his enormous knowledge of the songs, the majority written in conjunction with Poulenc himself.