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 (po͞o-lĕnk′), Francis Jean Marcel 1899-1963.
French composer and pianist whose works include the piano piece Trois mouvements perpétuels (1918) and the ballet Les Biches (1924).
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(French pulɛ̃ːk)
(Biography) Francis (frɑ̃sis). 1899–1963, French composer; a member of Les Six. His works include the operas Les Mamelles de Tirésias (1947) and Dialogues des Carmélites (1957), and the ballet Les Biches (1924)
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Francis, 1899–1963, French composer.
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Ex Cathedra Symphony Hall A showcase of magnificent French music with a celebration of Poulenc on the 50th year since his death and the evergreen exquisite Faure Requiem.
FRIENDLY PERSUASIONS, Homage to Poulenc (Gene Scheer).
In many ways, Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) remains a delightful paradox.
The program's centerpiece, Graham Lustig's 1987 Paramour (danced to Poulenc's Concerto for Two Pianos), kept interest keen.
Polyfelt acquired all of Bidim from Rhone Poulenc earlier this year; it had owned 60% of the company since 1990.
CBSO/The Labeque Sisters Play Poulenc Symphony Hall Mozart and Poulenc are surely getting on remarkably well in the great upstairs, such kindred spirits are they.
The director appears to be using Poulenc s opera simply as a support for bis own onanistic fantasy.
I took down an Eluard book of poems, and inside was a dedication from the poet to Poulenc. Replacing that volume, I opened several others, and to my amazement each of them had an inscription, most including words of endearment to either Poulenc or to Bernac.
In addition to Jean Roy's book Le Groupe des Six (Paris: Seuil, 1994), Francis Poulenc has been amply represented by Sidney Buckland's Francis Poulenc 'Echo and Source': Selected Correspondence 1915-1963 (London: Victor Gollancz.
And remember that those very same five years saw new productions by the Diaghilev Ballets Russes with decors by Benois, Picasso, Sert, Larinov, Bakst, Goncharova, Gris, Laurencin, Braque, Pruna, and Utrillo; and new music by Stravinsky, Respighi, Prokofiev, Poulenc, Auric, Milhaud, Dukelsky, and Rieti.
The increase is attributed to the full consolidation of Rhone Poulenc's facility as well as expanding sales from Freudenberg Far East production.
Germany and Italy have their own, with the bicentenaries of Wagner and Verdi respectively, two operatic giants born in the same year; and France, perhaps a little more modestly, marks the death of the endearing Francis Poulenc half a century ago.