Diary of My Songs
Many of Francis Poulenc's songs are verses by 20th-century French poets set to music, and this diary is an answer to what the composer felt were frequent misinterpretations of his work. To set the record straight, Poulenc describes the origins of each song, comments on performances, offers guidelines for interpretation of his work, and discusses his methods for arranging vocal music. In this new edition of the diary, the original French text and the English translation appear on facing pages, and a bibliography, a discography, and extensive notes are included.
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Diary of my songs = Journal de mes mÃƒÂ©lodiesUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Poulenc is the premier composer of French art songs of his generation. His relatively small output is characterized by limpid melodic writing and subtleties of musical and literary nuance. His diary ... Read full review
Foreword by Graham Johnson
List of Songs by Francis Poulenc
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