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Poulenc was acquainted with many of the leading painters of the day - including Picasso, Derain and Jacques-Emile Blanche, and to a lesser extent Salvador Dali. Donald Macleod examines how the visual arts became a source of inspiration to Poulenc both directly and indirectly in his music.

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Wed 5 Jul 2006 00:00

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