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mon 10 may 2021 10:00 

Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) ‘Half Monk, Half Rascal’ – Part 3

In this third part of the four-part series on Francis Poulenc, you will hear the full story about the elephant Babar. On this historical recording, you will hear Pierre Bernac recite the story in his own inimitable way, with Francis Poulenc playing the piano. This part also features some Dutch singers who were taught by Bernac, and thus came very close to Poulenc. These singers are Elly Ameling, Meinard Kraak and of course Bernard Kruysen, who also performed with Poulenc.

 

Playlist:

1. Francis Poulenc – ‘L’Histoire de Babar, le petit éléphant’ FP129 (lyrics: Jean de Brunhoff)

1.Babar à la forêt Dans la grande forêt un petit éléphant est né 2. Babar dans la ville Au bout de quelques jours, bien fatigué, Babar arrive 3. Le retour à la forêt Ils sont partis … Les mamans n’ont pas de place.

Pierre Bernac narrator, Francis Poulenc piano

   

2. Francis Poulenc – ‘Colloque’ FP108 lyrics: Paul Valéry
Soprano Elly Ameling, baritone Gerard Souzay and pianist Dalton Baldwin.

3. Francis Poulenc – ‘Métamorphoses’ FP121 – lyrics: Louise de Vilmorin 1. Reine des Mouettes 3. C’est ainsi que tu es 3. Paganini Baritone Meinard Kraak and Rudolf Jansen piano

4. Francis Poulenc – ‘Cinq Poèmes de Paul Éluard’ FP77 1.Peut-il se reposer 2. Il la prend dans ses bras 3. Plume d’eau claire 4. Rôdeuse au front de verre 5. Amoureuses
Baritone Bernard Kruysen and pianist Noël Lee.

       

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