Diary of My Songs [Journal De Mes Melodies]

Poulenc, Francis

Published by Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1989
ISBN 10: 057504473X / ISBN 13: 9780575044739
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Paperback. 160pp. Frontis. Illus. With a translation by Winifred Radford. Slightest wear. A very pleasing copy. (bs105). Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: A unique record of Poulenc (1899-1963) who is considered the greatest composer of melodies of his period, a period that opened with the aftermath of the First World War and closed as recently as 1960. He set to music poetry by all the greatest French twentieth century poets as well as others from earlier times. He wrote this diary of songs as an answer to what he felt were the frequent misinterpretations of his work. It describes the origins of each song, comments on performances he heard and offers guidelines for interpretation. The diary is filled out with explanatory notes, a collection of unfamiliar photographs and the English translation to the text written opposite the French original. It will appeal to singers who include French song in his or her repertoire and also to those who have an interest in music of this period. The translator, Winifred Radford is also the singer who gave the first performance in England of Poulenc's song cycle "Fiancailles pour rire" in 1945. She was coached by Poulenc and Pierre Bernac with whom she later wrote "The Interpretation of French Song " and "Francis Poulenc, The Man and his Songs".

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Title: Diary of My Songs [Journal De Mes Melodies]
Publisher: Victor Gollancz Ltd
Publication Date: 1989
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: Very Good

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Poulenc, Francis
Published by Victor Gollancz (1989)
ISBN 10: 057504473X ISBN 13: 9780575044739
Used Quantity Available: 1
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Book Description Victor Gollancz, 1989. Book Condition: Good. 2nd. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP96240012

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