Francis Poulenc
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1899-01-07
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Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc (7 January 1899 – 30 January 1963) was a French composer and pianist. His compositions include mélodies, solo piano works, chamber music, choral pieces, operas, ballets, and orchestral concert music. Among the best-known are the piano suite ...

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Biography

Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc (7 January 1899 – 30 January 1963) was a French composer and pianist. His compositions include mélodies, solo piano works, chamber music, choral pieces, operas, ballets, and orchestral concert music. Among the best-known are the piano suite Trois mouvements perpétuels (1919), the ballet Les biches (1923), the Concert champêtre (1928) for harpsichord and orchestra, the opera Dialogues des Carmélites (1957), and the Gloria (1959) for soprano, choir and orchestra.

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Melancolie for piano
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Melancolie for piano Melancolie for piano Melancolie for piano Melancolie for piano
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Suite francaise [after Gervaise]..., no.1; Bransle de Bourgogne
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Suite francaise [after Gervaise]..., no.1; Bransle de Bourgogne Suite francaise [after Gervaise]..., no.1; Bransle de Bourgogne Suite francaise [after Gervaise]..., no.1; Bransle de Bourgogne Suite francaise [after Gervaise]..., no.1; Bransle de Bourgogne
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Les Chemins de l'amour (valse chantee for voice and piano) [1940]
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Les Chemins de l'amour (valse chantee for voice and piano) [1940] Les Chemins de l'amour (valse chantee for voice and piano) [1940] Les Chemins de l'amour (valse chantee for voice and piano) [1940] Les Chemins de l'amour (valse chantee for voice and piano) [1940]
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"C" from 2 Poemes de Guillaume de Louis Aragon
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"C" from 2 Poemes de Guillaume de Louis Aragon "C" from 2 Poemes de Guillaume de Louis Aragon "C" from 2 Poemes de Guillaume de Louis Aragon "C" from 2 Poemes de Guillaume de Louis Aragon
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Les Maries de la tour Eiffel - ballet-show [with members of 'Les Six']
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Les Maries de la tour Eiffel - ballet-show [with members of 'Les Six'] Les Maries de la tour Eiffel - ballet-show [with members of 'Les Six'] Les Maries de la tour Eiffel - ballet-show [with members of 'Les Six'] Les Maries de la tour Eiffel - ballet-show [with members of 'Les Six']
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Sextet for piano and wind quartet
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Sextet for piano and wind quartet Sextet for piano and wind quartet Sextet for piano and wind quartet Sextet for piano and wind quartet
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Aubade - choreographic poem for piano and 18 instruments
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Aubade - choreographic poem for piano and 18 instruments Aubade - choreographic poem for piano and 18 instruments Aubade - choreographic poem for piano and 18 instruments Aubade - choreographic poem for piano and 18 instruments
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Piano Concerto- 2nd Movt: Andante con Moto
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Piano Concerto- 2nd Movt: Andante con Moto Piano Concerto- 2nd Movt: Andante con Moto Piano Concerto- 2nd Movt: Andante con Moto Piano Concerto- 2nd Movt: Andante con Moto
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Dialogues Des Carmelites - Tableau 4
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Dialogues Des Carmelites - Tableau 4 Dialogues Des Carmelites - Tableau 4 Dialogues Des Carmelites - Tableau 4 Dialogues Des Carmelites - Tableau 4
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Dialogues Des Carmelites - Oh! Mon pere
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Dialogues Des Carmelites - Oh! Mon pere Dialogues Des Carmelites - Oh! Mon pere Dialogues Des Carmelites - Oh! Mon pere Dialogues Des Carmelites - Oh! Mon pere
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Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani
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Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani Concerto for Organ, Strings and Timpani
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4 Motets Pour Un Temps De Penitence For Chorus nos 2 & 4
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4 Motets Pour Un Temps De Penitence For Chorus nos 2 & 4 4 Motets Pour Un Temps De Penitence For Chorus nos 2 & 4 4 Motets Pour Un Temps De Penitence For Chorus nos 2 & 4 4 Motets Pour Un Temps De Penitence For Chorus nos 2 & 4
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Tel Jour, Telle Nuit - Song-Cycle For Voice And Piano
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Tel Jour, Telle Nuit - Song-Cycle For Voice And Piano Tel Jour, Telle Nuit - Song-Cycle For Voice And Piano Tel Jour, Telle Nuit - Song-Cycle For Voice And Piano Tel Jour, Telle Nuit - Song-Cycle For Voice And Piano
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Mass In G Major
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Mass In G Major Mass In G Major Mass In G Major Mass In G Major
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5 Poemes De Paul Eluard For Voice And Piano
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5 Poemes De Paul Eluard For Voice And Piano 5 Poemes De Paul Eluard For Voice And Piano 5 Poemes De Paul Eluard For Voice And Piano 5 Poemes De Paul Eluard For Voice And Piano
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2 Poemes De Guillaume Apollinaire For Voice And Piano
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2 Poemes De Guillaume Apollinaire For Voice And Piano 2 Poemes De Guillaume Apollinaire For Voice And Piano 2 Poemes De Guillaume Apollinaire For Voice And Piano 2 Poemes De Guillaume Apollinaire For Voice And Piano
Jean-Marc Phillips, Alexandre Tharaud, Ronald van Spaendonck, Francis Poulenc, Françoise Rivalland & Franck Leguérinel
Le Bal Masque - Cantate Profane For Baritone [or Mezzo-Soprano] And Ensemble
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Le Bal Masque - Cantate Profane For Baritone [or Mezzo-Soprano] And Ensemble Le Bal Masque - Cantate Profane For Baritone [or Mezzo-Soprano] And Ensemble Le Bal Masque - Cantate Profane For Baritone [or Mezzo-Soprano] And Ensemble Le Bal Masque - Cantate Profane For Baritone [or Mezzo-Soprano] And Ensemble
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Biography

Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc (7 January 1899 – 30 January 1963) was a French composer and pianist. His compositions include mélodies, solo piano works, chamber music, choral pieces, operas, ballets, and orchestral concert music. Among the best-known are the piano suite Trois mouvements perpétuels (1919), the ballet Les biches (1923), the Concert champêtre (1928) for harpsichord and orchestra, the opera Dialogues des Carmélites (1957), and the Gloria (1959) for soprano, choir and orchestra.

His wealthy family intended Poulenc for a business career and did not allow him to enrol at a music college. Largely self-educated musically, he studied with the pianist Ricardo Viñes, who became his mentor after the composer's parents died. Poulenc soon came under the influence of Erik Satie, under whose tutelage he became one of a group of young composers known collectively as Les Six. In his early works Poulenc became known for his high spirits and irreverence. During the 1930s a much more serious side to his nature emerged, particularly in the religious music he composed from 1936 onwards, which he alternated with his more light-hearted works.

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