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Poulenc: A Biography

Roger Nichols


Francis Poulenc is a key figure in twentieth-century classical music, as well as an unorthodox and striking individual. This book draws upon Poulenc's music and other primary sources to write an authoritative life of this great artist. Although associated with five other French composers in what came to be called “Les Six,” Poulenc was very much sui generis in personality and in his music, where he excelled over a wide repertoire-opera, songs, ballet scores, chamber works, piano pieces, sacred and secular choral works, orchestral works and concertos. This book fully covers this wide range, whi ... More

Keywords: twentieth-century classical music, Francis Poulenc, opera, songs, ballet scores, chamber works, piano pieces, sacred choral works, secular choral works

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780300226508
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300226508.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roger Nichols, author