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Poulenc: A Biography

Roger Nichols

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300226508
eISBN:
9780300252552
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226508.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

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 ... More


Overture and Beginners 1899–1918

Roger Nichols

in Poulenc: A Biography

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300226508
eISBN:
9780300252552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226508.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter introduces Francis Poulenc's parents. It begins with Poulenc's mother, Jenny Zoé Royer, who was born on 20 June 1864 and played a large part in his musical life. Jenny gave Poulenc his ... More


Surrealism and Faith 1934–1939

Roger Nichols

in Poulenc: A Biography

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300226508
eISBN:
9780300252552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226508.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter recounts the first Bernac/Poulenc recital that took place at the École normale de musique after Francis Poulenc's North African tour with Maria Modrakowska in February 1935. It talks ... More


Renegotiating French Identity: Musical Culture and Creativity in France during Vichy and the German Occupation

Jane F. Fulcher

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190681500
eISBN:
9780190681531
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190681500.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

In light of the recent historiography of Vichy, which stresses its initial political concession, competing factions, and then escalating collaboration with the occupant, this book proposes new ... More


LORI LAITMAN (b. 1955)Men with Small Heads (2000): Texts by Thomas Lux

Jane Manning

in Vocal Repertoire for the Twenty-First Century, Volume 2: Works Written From 2000 Onwards

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780199390960
eISBN:
9780199391011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199390960.003.0040
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies, Popular

This chapter studies Lori Laitman’s Men with Small Heads (2000). From a large and tempting selection of song cycles, this one is especially to be prized, since the counter-tenor repertoire is in need ... More


The Musical Legacy of Wartime France

Leslie A. Sprout

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520275300
eISBN:
9780520955271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275300.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Music mattered to the three forces competing for political authority in France during the Second World War. German occupying authorities promoted German music at the expense of the French, while the ... More


‘Now we are Six’ 1919–1924

Roger Nichols

in Poulenc: A Biography

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300226508
eISBN:
9780300252552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226508.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter explains how Francis Poulenc exorcized the influence of Claude Debussy's piano music through his multi-stave preludes. It also analyzes Poulenc's modelling of his solo piano music in ... More


Dreaming of Maturity 1924–1928

Roger Nichols

in Poulenc: A Biography

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300226508
eISBN:
9780300252552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226508.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter looks at the triumph of Francis Poulenc's Les Biches, in which he took some time to fully absorb it and what it meant for him as a composer. It clarifies the significance of triumphs for ... More


Depression and Recovery 1929–1934

Roger Nichols

in Poulenc: A Biography

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300226508
eISBN:
9780300252552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226508.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter explains what made the years from 1929 to 1934 terrible and not easy to decipher for Francis Poulenc. It speculates that the cause of Poulenc's depression was due to the arrival of his ... More


The Years of Darkness 1939–1944

Roger Nichols

in Poulenc: A Biography

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300226508
eISBN:
9780300252552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226508.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter focuses on Francis Poulenc's military service during the Second World War, in which his creativity, in sympathy, became muted and would remain so for at least three years. It analyzes ... More


‘Liberty, I Write Your Name’ 1944–1952

Roger Nichols

in Poulenc: A Biography

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300226508
eISBN:
9780300252552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226508.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter looks into Francis Poulenc's performance of the Figure humaine after the liberation of France from the Second World War. It talks about Poulenc's Les Mamelles in which the BBC Director ... More


Mad About Nuns 1952–1956

Roger Nichols

in Poulenc: A Biography

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300226508
eISBN:
9780300252552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226508.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter focuses on Francis Poulenc's devotion to three very different works. It analyzes Ave verum that Poulenc wrote for women's voices and commissioned by the Howard Heinz Foundation to be ... More


Joy, Suffering and Farewell 1957–1963

Roger Nichols

in Poulenc: A Biography

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300226508
eISBN:
9780300252552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226508.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter talks about Francis Poulenc's return to Paris, where he spent some weeks putting final corrections to the score of Carmélites and continuing his project on the Flute Sonata. It mentions ... More


Poulenc's Wartime Secrets

Leslie A. Sprout

in The Musical Legacy of Wartime France

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520275300
eISBN:
9780520955271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275300.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

During the war, Poulenc navigated among the diverging visions for French music promoted by German occupiers, Vichy officials, and Resistance agitators. The premiere of Poulenc's Les animaux modèles, ... More


From the Postwar to the Cold War: Protesting Stravinsky in Postwar France

Leslie A. Sprout

in The Musical Legacy of Wartime France

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520275300
eISBN:
9780520955271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520275300.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Although the 1945 protests in Paris against Stravinsky's latest music initially concerned aesthetics—rejecting neoclassicism—rather than politics, French students’ heckling of a prominent prewar ... More


The anatomy of aural suspense in Rope and Vertigo

Kevin Clifton

in Partners in Suspense: Critical Essays on Bernard Herrmann and Alfred Hitchcock

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719095863
eISBN:
9781526121066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095863.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the dramatic employment of music in two classic Hitchcock films, Rope (1948) and Vertigo (1958), both of which effectively sustain suspense throughout the filmic narrative. In ... More


“Monsieur Prokofieff”: Prokofiev in the French Context

Marina Frolova-Walker

in Rethinking Prokofiev

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190670764
eISBN:
9780190670801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190670764.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Composers’ national identities, as we perceive them, tend to act as a constraint on the type of questions we ask about them. Prokofiev research is a clear example of this, since it has been focused ... More


Regulating Development Indirectly

in Mass Torts in a World of Settlement

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226567600
eISBN:
9780226567624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226567624.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter draws a conceptual connection between two developments previously seen as separate by scholars: the Supreme Court's landmark 1993 evidentiary decision in Daubert v. Merrell Dow ... More


French Choral Music from Debussy to Messiaen

Chester L. Alwes

in A History of Western Choral Music, Volume 2

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199376995
eISBN:
9780199377022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199376995.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Germany’s victory over France in the Franco-Prussian war (1870–71) galvanized French artists to stake out a new aesthetic, independent of Germanic tradition. It started with the important ... More


Conclusion: Vichy’s shifting cultural goals and tactics: The results, the responses, and how to perceive them

Jane F. Fulcher

in Renegotiating French Identity: Musical Culture and Creativity in France during Vichy and the German Occupation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190681500
eISBN:
9780190681531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190681500.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

Musicians such as Désormière, Schaeffer, Poulenc, and Messiaen explored new ways to destabilize or challenge the meanings Vichy sought to inscribe in culture, or to open up the message of iconic ... More


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