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8 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Francis Poulenc. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Francis Poulenc, often where they are interviewed.

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8 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Francis Poulenc. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Francis Poulenc, often where they are interviewed.

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MOZART P129 - FRANCIS POULENC

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MOZART, BEETHOVEN & MAS presents the music of FRANCIS POULENC, considered as the most prominent French composer of the 20th century.
Oct 19 2020 · 28mins
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MOZART P129 - FRANCIS POULENC

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MOZART, BEETHOVEN & MAS presents the music of FRANCIS POULENC, considered as the most prominent French composer of the 20th century.
Oct 19 2020 · 28mins

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Francis Poulenc: the depths beneath the surface polish

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In this programme, we’re exploring the life and music of Francis Poulenc, in the company of writer and musicologist Roger Nichols. Yale University Press recently published Roger’s biography of Poulenc, who was the pre-eminent member of the group known as Les Six and remains probably France's best-loved and most-performed 20th-century composer.

One reviewer wrote of Roger's book: ‘I don’t think anyone writes better about classical music than Nichols, his wry humour and gift for surprising connections never losing touch with scholarly erudition.’

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Aug 27 2020 · 45mins
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Francis Poulenc

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Donald Macleod surveys the life and work of Francis Poulenc, a man full of contradictions

This week Donald Macleod explores five aspects of Poulenc’s personality and how they find expression in his music. 'In Poulenc there is something of the monk and something of the rascal' said the composer’s friend Claude Rostand - but there were other sources of inspiration that drove him. From the gregarious exploits of his youth to his serious engagement with Catholicism, from schmoozing in high society salons to the calm he sought at his country retreat and his struggles with depression, Donald surveys the life and music of a man full of contradictions.

Music featured:
Chanson à boire
Cocardes
La Dame de Monte-Carlo
Les Biches (Suite)
Chansons Gaillardes
Nocturne No 4 in C minor ‘Bal fantôme’
Concert Champêtre (1st movement)
Trois poèmes de Louise Lalanne
Tel Jour, Telle Nuit
Concerto in D minor for two pianos and orchestra
Ce doux petit visage
Chansons villageoises (excerpt)
Les Animaux modèles
Figure Humaine
Priez pour paix
Litanies à la Vierge Noire
Stabat Mater
Sonata for two pianos (3rd movement)
Dialogues des Carmélites (Act II, Scene 4)
Sonata for flute and piano (2nd movement)
Gloria
Élégie for horn and piano
Sept Répons des Ténèbres (V-VI-VII)

Presented by Donald Macleod
Produced by Megan Jones for BBC Wales

For full tracklistings, including artist and recording details, and to listen to the pieces featured in full (for 30 days after broadcast) head to the series page for Francis Poulenc https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0003sh5
And you can delve into the A-Z of all the composers we’ve featured on Composer of the Week here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3cjHdZlXwL7W41XGB77X3S0/composers-a-to-z
Apr 05 2019 · 58mins
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Francis Poulenc's Gloria - La Jolla Symphony and Chorus

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Composer Francis Poulenc maintained that one need not be solemn to praise God, and that belief is echoed is his "Gloria." Indeed, listeners not otherwise informed may not guess it's the setting of a sacred text (in this case, the second part of the Roman Catholic Mass liturgy). Poulenc's score is by turns melodic, rhythmic, serene, piquant, high-spirited, slightly dissonant, subdued, or strident, but is never less than charming. Series: "La Jolla Symphony & Chorus" [Arts and Music] [Show ID: 33377]
Apr 04 2018 · 24mins
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Francis Poulenc's Gloria - La Jolla Symphony and Chorus

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Composer Francis Poulenc maintained that one need not be solemn to praise God, and that belief is echoed is his "Gloria." Indeed, listeners not otherwise informed may not guess it's the setting of a sacred text (in this case, the second part of the Roman Catholic Mass liturgy). Poulenc's score is by turns melodic, rhythmic, serene, piquant, high-spirited, slightly dissonant, subdued, or strident, but is never less than charming. Series: "La Jolla Symphony & Chorus" [Arts and Music] [Show ID: 33377]
Apr 04 2018 · 24mins
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Francis Poulenc's Gloria - La Jolla Symphony and Chorus

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Composer Francis Poulenc maintained that one need not be solemn to praise God, and that belief is echoed is his "Gloria." Indeed, listeners not otherwise informed may not guess it's the setting of a sacred text (in this case, the second part of the Roman Catholic Mass liturgy). Poulenc's score is by turns melodic, rhythmic, serene, piquant, high-spirited, slightly dissonant, subdued, or strident, but is never less than charming. Series: "La Jolla Symphony & Chorus" [Arts and Music] [Show ID: 33377]
Apr 04 2018 · 24mins
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Francis Poulenc

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Nov 22 2009 · 29mins