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Riassunto: The consistent wit and charm of the music of Francis Poulenc (1899-1963), has often led to an underestimation of its value, yet there is now a growing recognition of his stature. His music is simple and direct, and neither rhythmically nor harmonically innovative, but he was a distinguished and inventive melodist. In Ivry's biography, Poulenc's work is dicussed in the context of his homosexuality and against the colourful background of Paris in the first half of the century. His love affairs with working-class men and his sensitivity about his role in the wartime occupation of France have been somewhat obscured; in this fresh and amusing biography, however, the author uses recently published documents to shed new light on the composer and the man, and presents a three-dimensional portrait of this complex and sometimes contradictory composer.
Review: The French composer Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) is often dismissed as the lightweight composer of short, clever pieces, lumped in with the rest of "Les Six." In this volume--one of Phaidon's 20th-Century Composers series--author Benjamin Ivry argues for more consideration and respect for the man who wrote Dialogues of the Carmelites. As is the rule with Phaidon's series, the book is rich in photographs and integrates the composer's life and work in a relatively brief (240 pages, including index), very accessible form; there are no musical examples, although they might be helpful. Mr. Ivry approaches his task with more humor than some of his colleagues, and he is open throughout about Poulenc's homosexuality and its effect on the composer's work and personal life.
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Descrizione libro Phaidon, 1996. Softcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. First Edition. Near Fine 1st ed 1996 Phaidon paperback, with photos, impressive resource. Previous corner fold to page 25 only. Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; ISBN: 071483503X. ISBN/EAN: 9780714835037. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 066173. Codice libro della libreria 066173
Descrizione libro Phaidon Press 25/09/1996, 1996. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Unread, with minor shelf/storage wear. Book. Codice libro della libreria 130879-2
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97807148350374.0
Descrizione libro Phaidon Press 1996-09-25, 1996. Paperback. Condizione libro: good. 071483503X. Codice libro della libreria 665719
Descrizione libro Phaidon Press, London, 1996. Soft Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good +. 1st. 240pp. The book is in excellent condition with light wear only.Previous owner's name to front endpaper. Size: 8vo. Codice libro della libreria 012033
Descrizione libro Phaidon Press, 1996. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P02071483503X
Descrizione libro Phaidon Press, 1996. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. 1St Edition. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 071483503X
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