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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L’histoire de Babar; Debussy: The site is also available in several languages. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. During the summer ofFrancis Poulenc stayed with cousins in Brive-la-Gaillarde.
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This arrangement was authorised by the Poulenc Estate in Paris and is now available on hire for performance in a more intimate atmosphere, as well as for recording and broadcast. The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant. In Bastiaan Blomhert, the Dutch wind ensemble specialist, created his version for 12 winds. According to Guy Sacre”it is in every respect a success, and one of the most accomplished works he has given to his instrument”.
AllMusic Featured Composition Noteworthy. The Toy Box; Poulenc: Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. Indeed, some of Poulenc’s finest piano music is found in these charmimg pages. One day during World War II, while Francis Poulenc was visiting some relatives in Bordeaux, his four-year-old niece expressed displeasure with what the composer was playing on the piano.
Poulenc improvised an accompaniment as he read the story. Once Upon a Time: Le Carnaval des animaux; Poulenc: Fortunately Babar meets a kind elderly lady who dresses him in a fine suit and gives him an impressive motor-car. Introspection Late Night Partying. Jean de Brunhoff’s son, Laurent, added many more Babar stories and created over the years a vast number of cartoons that are appearing daily on TV.
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. Grant Johannesen plays Poulenc.
A single bar, the sound of a rifle shot IV: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Music Making with Old Friends. Jean de Brunhoff and his character Babar the Elephantwhich inspired the music. Share on facebook twitter tumblr.
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Children’s Tales For Piano and Narrator. The story follows the life of the anthropomorphic elephant Babar from his birth and youth in the jungle to to his life in Paris where he learns to drive a car to his marriage to Celeste, his childhood sweetheart. Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults.
The configuration of the ensemble is 2 flutes both doubling piccolo2 oboes 2nd doubling cor anglais2 clarinets end doubling bass clarinet2 bassoons 2nd doubling double-bassoon ,2 French horns, trumpet and tuba. Jazz Latin New Age. Today, Babar is as a result a favourite character of millions of children and grown-ups. Here is an overview of the twenty-two piano pieces that make up this work: In the following years, he often recalled this incident.
Piano music by Francis Poulenc. October Total duration: Histoire de Babar by Jean de Brunhoff.