During the visit to Brive-la-Gaillarde in , Poulenc sketched a little piece for the children of his cousins: Sophie, Sylvie, Benoit, Florence and Delphine Périer, . According to Bernac, the children of the house, bored with Poulenc’s piano playing, placed a copy of their favourite book, Babar, on the piano stand, and said. Francis Poulenc. L’histoire de Babar, le petit éléphant, melodrama for narrator & piano (or orchestra), FP Composition Information ↓; Description.

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An English translation of the text was made by Nelly Rieu. The children of the house, bored by his piano playing, put the book Histoire de Babar by Jean de Brunhoff on his piano and asked him to “play” the story. Our website uses cookies to give you the best possible experience.


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One day during World War II, while Francis Poulenc was visiting some relatives in Bordeaux, his four-year-old niece expressed displeasure with what babae composer was playing on the piano. The score is dedicated to the eleven children who inspired it: Poulenc improvised an accompaniment as he read the story.

Our website uses cookies to give you the best possible experience. Babar the Little Elephant. In lending a musical element to the story, Poulenc relies on a number of pictorial devices as well as the kind of stylized forms in which he excelled: Continue using the site as normal or read our Privacy Policy.

L’histoire de Babar is one of Francis Poulenc’s most popular compositions.

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Piano music by Francis Poulenc. Die Geschichte von Babar.

It was created in a broadcast on 14 June played by the composer, assisted by the recitation of Bqbar Bernac. A single bar, the sound of a rifle shot IV: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Poulenc ‘s work is a melodrama which combines de Brunhoff’s narrative with evocative musical interludes. Peter and the Wolf; Poulenc: Another version, for chamber orchestra, has been made by British composer David Matthews. Complete Music for Solo Piano.