"As long as there are poets, there will be melodies. If one put on my grave: "Here lies Francis Poulenc, the musician of Apollinaire and Eluard", it seems to me that it would be my most beautiful title of glory, declared the composer in 1945.
His catalog finally counts 150 melodies, a corpus of high holding, contrasted in his unit, which makes without doubt of the composer the last great representative of the kind.
This volume offers a selection of Francis Poulenc's most famous melodies, either in original tonality or in transposition with new engravings, original poems and English translation included.
"French vocal music" is a collection designed for students, teachers and professional performers.