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Francis Poulenc
composer, pianist

Francis Poulenc

  • January 7, 1899 Paris (France) - January 30, 1963 Paris (France)

Biography

Poulenc personifies the French spirit. Born into a rich family, the gifted child was taught the piano by Ricardo Vines and attended Charles Kœchlin’s classes in composition. Having quickly come to the attention of the Parisian intelligentsia, Poulenc had his astonishing Negro Rhapsody performed during a concert when he was only eighteen. Even though Poulenc the pianist caused a sensation, it was the composer who made the greatest impression with the confidence of his style. Satie, Auric, Stravinsky, Gide and Claudel were all admirers of the young Poulenc.

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Mathieu Romano conducts Poulenc, Debussy, and Fauré's Requiem
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The 2016 Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert
The 2016 Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert

With Semyon Bychkov, Katia Labèque, and Mariell...

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Dust and Light by Alonzo King, music by Arcangelo Corelli and Francis Poulenc
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Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites
Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites

Dmitri Tcherniakov (stage director), Kent Nagan...

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Master class with Milan Turkovic
Master class with Milan Turkovic

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: Inside...

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Master Class with Philippe Jaroussky
Master Class with Philippe Jaroussky

Académie Musicale Philippe Jaroussky

master class
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Sir Simon Rattle conducts works from the French repertoire — With the Labèque sisters
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Susan Graham and Malcolm Martineau perform French melodies
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Francis Poulenc plays his own works with his favorite performers
Francis Poulenc plays his own works with his favorite performers

Denise Duval (soprano), Gabriel Bacquier (barit...

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Régine Crespin sings Lieder and French melodies
Régine Crespin sings Lieder and French melodies

Orchestre Philharmonique de l'ORTF - Janine Rei...

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