Francis Poulenc

french musician 1899-1963

Poulenc: Music, Art and Literature, edited by Sidney Buckland & Myriam Chimènes, Farnham, Ashgate, 1999, 409 p.

This selection of essays translated into English covers such subjects as the links between Poulenc, Matisse and dufy, the birth of the Dialogues, the role of private patronage, an analysis of “Tel jour telle nuit” and a comparison between Cocteau’s Voix humaine and the setting by Poulenc. Compelling in-depth reading.