Francis Poulenc

french musician 1899-1963

Francis Poulenc, Journal de mes mélodies, Cicero, 1993, 160 p. [F] In English: Diary of my songs, Gollancz, 1989.

Published and annotated by Renaud Machart, this book is the perfect companion to Bernac’s “Poulenc et ses mélodies”, a little less analytical but warmer. Poulenc himself offers clues to a better understanding of his love for setting words to music.