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.
Francis Poulenc, and Sidney Buckland (ed.), Selected correspondence 1915-1963 / Francis Poulenc (:London, 1991), p. 72. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1482320363482 accessed: 27 November, 2022
Listening tohide composers
written by Francis Poulenc
|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.