Princess Edmond de Polignac - 1939

from Selected correspondence 1915-1963 / Francis Poulenc, page 121:

I do not deserve any of the sweet things you say to me - it is I who owe you a great debt of gratitude, for so many wonderful hours of music, and for writing the Venice concerto for me, as well as the Paris one, whose profound beauty haunts me. 

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Francis Poulenc, and Sidney Buckland (ed.), Selected correspondence 1915-1963 / Francis Poulenc (:London, 1991), p. 121. accessed: 8 December, 2022


Princess Edmond de Polignac
musical patron and heir to the Singer sewing machine fortune

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Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra
written by Francis Poulenc
Concerto for organ
written by Francis Poulenc

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Date/Time 1939


Letter from Princess Edmond de Polignac to Francis Poulenc, Devon, 17 September 1939. The Princesse de Polignac recalls the two concertos (for two pianos, and for organ) that she had commissioned Poulenc to write.

Originally submitted by verafonte on Mon, 09 Jan 2017 21:39:03 +0000
Approved on Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:45:47 +0100