Francis Poulenc

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Country of Birth:

France

Year of Birth:

1899

Year of Death:

1963

About the composer Francis Poulenc

Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc (French pronunciation: ) (7 January 1899 - 30 January 1963) was a French composer and a member of the French group Les six. He composed solo piano music, chamber music, oratorio, choral music, opera, ballet music, and orchestral music. Critic Claude Rostand, in a July 1950 Paris-Presse article, coined the term "half monk, half thug" (translated by Ivry from "le moine et le voyou"), a phrase that would often be used to describe Poulenc.
Poulenc was born in Paris in 1899. His father Emile Poulenc was a second generation director of the Poulenc, and later Rhône-Poulenc, chemical corporation. His mother, an amateur pianist, taught him to play. He was introduced to Ricardo Viñes in 1914, a champion of the music of Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel, and became his pupil shortly afterwards. He was a capable pianist, and the keyboard dominated his early compositions.
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Opera: Dialogues CarmelitesComposer: PoulencAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Blanche
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Opera: Dialogues CarmelitesComposer: PoulencAct: 3

Type: Voice: n/aLanguage: French

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Opera: Dialogues CarmelitesComposer: PoulencAct: 2

Type: Voice: n/aLanguage: French

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