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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Poulenc ‘s work is a melodrama which combines de Brunhoff’s narrative with evocative musical interludes. It was created in a broadcast on 14 June played by the composer, assisted by the recitation of Pierre Bernac. Continue using the site as normal or read our Privacy Policy. Introduction English This work with a spoken text by Jean de Brunhoff — is an inspired variation on the piano-accompanied melodrama experiments of such composers as Schumann, Liszt and Richard Strauss.

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L’histoire de Babar, le petit éléphant, melodrama for narrator & piano (or orchestra), FP 129

Back in the forest, where the King of the Elephants has eaten a poisonous mushroom, Babar is elected to succeed as King. L’Histoire de Babar was born from his memories.


In lending a musical element to the story, Poulenc relies pouelnc a number of pictorial devices as well as the kind of stylized forms in which he excelled: Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. He marries Celeste, and the last we hear of him is banar of a rosy future as he dreamily looks up at a marvellously star-filled sky.

Poulenc, Francis – L’histoire de Babar (full score)

The score is dedicated to the poullenc children who inspired it: In Bastiaan Blomhert, the Dutch wind ensemble specialist, created his version for 12 winds. With the certainty of youth, she removed Poulenc ‘s hands from the keyboard and said “Oh, that is so ugly.

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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jazz Latin New Age.

Once Upon a Time: Views Read Edit View history. Poulenc improvised an accompaniment as he read the story. Retrieved from ” https: This page was last edited on 2 Augustat Complete Music for Solo Piano, Vol.

Children’s Tales For Piano and Narrator. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. L’histoire de Babar; Debussy: Another version, for chamber orchestra, has been made by British composer David Matthews. Histoire de Babar by Jean de Brunhoff. L’histoire de Babar is one of Francis Poulenc’s most popular compositions. During the visit to Brive-la-Gaillarde inPoulenc sketched a little piece for the children of his cousins: Compositions by Francis Poulenc Compositions for solo piano compositions Compositions with a narrator Songs about elephants Songs about fictional male characters.

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. A single bar, the sound of a rifle shot IV: October Total duration: Today, Babar is as a result a favourite character of millions of children and grown-ups. Le Carnaval des animaux; Poulenc: Introspection Late Night Partying. Peter and the Wolf; Poulenc: 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.


L’histoire de Babar (full score)

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This narrative composition presents itself as an “uninterrupted succession of pianistic images”. Genre Chamber Music Classical. Complete Chamber Music, Vol. The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant. The Essential Pierre Bernac.

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