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Francis Poulenc: The Man and His Songs
     

Francis Poulenc: The Man and His Songs

by Pierre Bernac
 

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As the first duo of singer and pianist to be perceived as equals in the music world, French baritone Pierre Bernac and pianist composer Francis Poulenc became a legend, working together for more than 25 years. The majority of Poulenc’s pieces were created specifically for Bernac to sing. Within this context, Bernac pays tribute to his friend by providing a detailed

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As the first duo of singer and pianist to be perceived as equals in the music world, French baritone Pierre Bernac and pianist composer Francis Poulenc became a legend, working together for more than 25 years. The majority of Poulenc’s pieces were created specifically for Bernac to sing. Within this context, Bernac pays tribute to his friend by providing a detailed discussion of all the songs he composed specifically for piano accompaniment. Each song, its description, and the corresponding biographical note on the poet have been translated into English.

Pierre Bernac worked with Francis Poulenc from 1935 until his retirement from the concert stage in 1959. He is the author of The Interpretation of French Song, and until his death in 1979, he devoted his time to teaching throughout Europe, Canada, and the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393021967
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/1978
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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