La courte paille, FP composer. Francis Poulenc (). July to August ; composed for Denise Duval. author of text. Maurice Carême (). La Courte Paille. Word count: Song Cycle by Francis Poulenc ( – ). Show the texts alone (bare mode). 1. Le sommeil [ sung text checked 1 time]. Beyond Childhood: Poulenc, La courte paille, and the Aural Envelope. Keith E. Clifton. Introduction: Evoking Childhood Musically. /Carnival of the Animals.

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Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first. Poulemc offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. The site is also available in several languages.

Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. Le sommeil is an exasperated text a mother whose child will not go to sleep set very gently to music.


Les anges musicienswith its reference to the half-day holiday on Thursdays in French schools, is notable for its mention of Mozart, and the way that Poulenc subtly suggests the melodic contours of the slow movement Romanze in B flat major of the D minor Piano Concerto K Le carafon is a charming little ballad featuring the magician Merlin, an old phonograph, a baby giraffe and finally a baby carafe.

Poulenc handles this whimsy with delicate mastery. The composer was father of a fourteen year-old daughter, although very few people knew about her at the time. The addition of that crucial and luxuriously decadent B flat in pwille final chord adds a haunting, questioning resonance.

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La courte paille: Francis Poulenc | Marion Leeds Carroll

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October Total duration: Other recordings available for download. This really is a multifaceted release: There are telling contributions, too, from Ailish Tynan, Susan Bickley and Ben Johnson, and a brief appearance in the Quatre chansons pour enfants by the English grande dame of French song Felicity Lott.


Touchingly, one work also features the voice of baritone Pierre Bernac, Poulenc’s recital partner, for whom many of the songs were composed; he’s the narrator in a recording of L’histoire de Babar and the whole set is dedicated to his memory. This cycle indicates a new direction, as if Poulenc was beginning to groom her pajlle specifically for song, and that he was being careful not to compose anything too demandingly esoteric.

It was dedicated to the singer and her six year-old pohlenc, Richard Schilling. This release marks the first in a new series charting the complete songs of Francis Poulenc, performed by some of the greatest singers of the day and accompanied by the exceptional Malcolm Martineau.

Later volumes will feature several works that h The Complete Songs, Vol.