On this day,
January 7, 1899
French composer and pianist
Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc
in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, France
One of the great melodists of the twentieth century, Poulenc was largely self-taught as a composer.
He made an important contribution to French music in the decades after World War I and whose songs are considered among the best composed during the 20th century.
His compositions include songs, solo piano works, chamber music, choral pieces, operas, ballets, and orchestral concert music. Among the best-known are the piano suite Trois mouvements perpétuels (1919), the ballet Les biches (1923), the Concert champêtre (1928) for harpsichord and orchestra, the Organ Concerto (1938), the opera Dialogues des Carmélites (1957), and the Gloria (1959) for soprano, choir and orchestra.
❝My music is my portrait❞
We listen to
Concerto in D Minor for 2 Pianos and Orchestra
Martha Argerich, Alexander Gurning, pianos
Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana
1. Allegro ma non troppo 00:00
2. Larghetto 09:18
3. Allegro molto 15:11
Les Animaux Modèles
Odense Symphony Orchestra
1. Le Petit Jour (Tres calme) 00:00
2. Le Lion amoureux (Passionnement anime) 04:19
3. L’Homme entre deux ages et ses deux maitre… 06:02
4. Le Mort et le Bucheron (Tres lent) 08:07
5. Les Deux Coqs (Tres modere) 13:54
6. Le Repas de midi (Tres doux, calme et heureux) 17:24
mt. Pendeli clouds
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Really great, Marina. FAB MUSIC Thank you!
Oh, so glad you enjoyed it!
Many many hugs
A self-taught composer? Wow … interesting and impressive. Will return tomorrow when I get a chance tomorrow.
I think you’ll enjoy his work! 😉
I’ve been listening this morning. He’s very melodic. I enjoyed the second one the best and it’s range of peaceful to grand. Thanks for introducing me to him.
Ah, so happy I did!
Yamas, my friend! 😉
Yamas! … Clink
I’m pretty sure I listened to a CD box set of his songs a few years ago from the library. Liked it. A nice, sleepy afternoon. I don’t get too many of those these days!
‘Sleepy afternoon’ sure sounds nice! Our days have changed so much…
Thank you, Olivia! 🙏
Enjoyed both distinctly different compositions. Thanks for the joy you add to our days Marina💛🎶
How sweet… thank you, ny dear Madhu. Knowing that I contributed even the slightest towards a better day makes me so happy! Have a great Friday, Madhu and weekend ahead! 🤗😘❤
You always do🥰
Ah, Marina – you do know how to give joy to my day. Thank you.
So very very happy to hear that, my dearest Rebecca! Thank YOU! Many hugs! 🤗
More wonderful music to start the day.
Ah, good to hear!!! 🙏
And listen to!
Mine too, except it was the end of my day!!!
Ah… starting or ending a day is as important! So happy I contributed even the slightest towards a nicer end of day! Many hugs!
What a lovely treat, Marina! We are not too familiar with Poulenc and his work and very much like what we hear.
Warm greetings to you from the Norfolk Coast 🌊
The Fab Four 💃🏼🧚🏻♀️🧚🏻♀️🚶🏼♂️
Ah, I’m so happy to hear that!!!! Many many warm greetings to all!!! 🙏