Jean Cocteau in France - August, 1924

from Selected correspondence 1915-1963 / Francis Poulenc, page 72:

Your Biches help me to survive. And that says not a little. Georges [Auric] plays them to me and they work their spell on my poor aching nerves. I assure you this is the best remedy for me. 

cite as

Francis Poulenc, and Sidney Buckland (ed.), Selected correspondence 1915-1963 / Francis Poulenc (:London, 1991), p. 72. accessed: 16 July, 2024

location of experience: France


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

Listening to

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Les Biches
written by Francis Poulenc

Experience Information

Date/Time August, 1924
Medium playback
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


Letter from Jean Cocteau to Francis Poulenc, Villefranche-sur-mer, August 1924. Cocteau had joined Georges Auric in a villa in Villefranche-sur-mer, called 'Le Calme'. He was trying to recover from the effects of his grief over Radiguet's death and his experiments with opium to assuage that grief.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Wed, 21 Dec 2016 11:39:23 +0000
Approved on Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:28:28 +0100