Ned Rorem - 8 January, 1988

from Lies: A Diary 1986-1999, page 112:

Poulenc's music - some of it - is about vulgarity, but is itself never vulgar. On the contrary, even such earthy cycles as the Chansons gaillardes and the Chansons Villageoises are refined to a tee.

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Ned Rorem, Lies: A Diary 1986-1999 (New York, 2002), p. 112. accessed: 25 July, 2024


Ned Rorem
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Chansons gaillardes
written by Francis Poulenc
Chansons Villageoises
written by Francis Poulenc

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Date/Time 8 January, 1988
Medium playback
Listening Environment in private, indoors, solitary

Originally submitted by pashworth on Mon, 13 Jul 2015 22:03:09 +0100
Approved on Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:08:50 +0000