Francis Poulenc - in the middle of 1938

from Selected correspondence 1915-1963 / Francis Poulenc, page 113:

I was hoping to see you during one of my visits to Paris but I am stuck here with my nose to the grindstone. In a letter there is always the risk of being misunderstood and I would not want you to think for one moment, because of what I am about to say, that I do not admire you, since in fact I have always given you abundant proof to the contrary. Having made that clear, may I say that your recording is not worthy of you and that I do not advise you to allow it to be released. We are all victims of the treachery of the wax - this is the reason why six sides of Bernac- Poulenc in …   more >>

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Francis Poulenc, and Sidney Buckland (ed.), Selected correspondence 1915-1963 / Francis Poulenc (:London, 1991), p. 113. accessed: 23 July, 2024


Francis Poulenc
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Date/Time in the middle of 1938
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Letter from Francis Poulenc to Madeleine Grey, Indre-et-Loire, 7 June [1938].

Originally submitted by verafonte on Thu, 29 Dec 2016 15:26:03 +0000
Approved on Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:49:05 +0100