Jean Cocteau in France - 1918

from Selected correspondence 1915-1963 / Francis Poulenc, page 26:

Here, at Monsieur Dumur's, the grocer, there is a wonderful mechanical piano player. You put in two sous and out come maritime operas: La Riviera- drums, shell-castanets, watery gurglings and marine tootings - quite a masterpiece. 

cite as

Francis Poulenc, and Sidney Buckland (ed.), Selected correspondence 1915-1963 / Francis Poulenc (:London, 1991), p. 26. accessed: 25 June, 2024

location of experience: France


Jean Cocteau
Artist, Designer, Filmmaker, Playwright […]

Listening to

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Maritime operas

Experience Information

Date/Time 1918
Medium playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


Letter from Jean Cocteau to Francis Poulenc, Le Piqueÿ, Gironde, 2 September 1918.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Wed, 14 Dec 2016 16:17:56 +0000
Approved on Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:25:10 +0100