Watch Poulenc play, chez lui

There is a September fly crawling across his score and a housekeeper shouting in the background. Salvador Dali could have made this film.

poulenc hands

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  • What a wonderful clip! The comments in the original youtube upload say this is Poulenc playing “Figure humaine”, but in fact it’s music from the ballet “Les Animaux modèles”.

    • Gitanes, or Gauloises? Or maybe Dunhills, smuggled through the diplomatic pouch. (Elliott Carter told a tale of how Ravel, for his U.S. tour, packed an entire suitcase full of Gauloises.)

  • Salvador Dali could have made this film.

    I believe ‘long before the days of Big Music Biz Marketing Machine’ is more appropriate.

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