Francis Poulenc

Biography by Robert Cummings

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One of France's leading modern composers, Poulenc was noted for the generous lyricism of his music and his gifts for expressing both profundity and lighthearted wit.
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Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
Sextet for wind quintet & piano in C major, FP 100 1932 18:11 Chamber Music
Concerto for 2 pianos & orchestra in D minor, FP 61 1932 19:44 Concerto
Dialogues des Carmélites, opera, FP 159 1953 02:21:53 Opera
Trio for oboe, bassoon & piano, FP 43 1926 12:38 Chamber Music
Gloria, for soprano, chorus & orchestra, FP 177 1959 21:42 Choral
Concerto for organ, strings & timpani in G minor, FP 93 1938 22:14 Concerto
Quatre motets pour un temps de pénitence, for chorus, FP 97 1938 12:54 Choral
Le bestiaire (Cortège d'Orphée), song cycle for voice & piano (or chamber ensemble), FP 15a 1919 04:00 Vocal Music
Banalités, song cycle for voice & piano, FP 107 1940 08:08 Vocal Music
Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël, for chorus, FP 152 1951 09:54 Choral
Les chemins de l'amour ("Les chemins qui vont"), for voice & piano (or orchestra), FP 106a 1940 03:44 Vocal Music
Salve Regina, for chorus, FP 110 1941 04:43 Choral
Exultate Deo, motet for solemn occasions, for chorus, FP 109 1941 02:52 Choral
Aubade, choreographic concerto for piano & 18 instruments, FP 51a 1929 19:54 Ballet Concerto
Litanies à la Vierge Noire, for female (or children's) chorus & organ, FP 82a 1936 08:42 Choral
Mass in G major for chorus, FP 89 1937 18:35 Choral
Litanies à la Vierge Noire, for female (or children's) chorus, strings & timpani, FP 82b 1947 08:46 Choral
Un soir de neige, chamber cantata for 6 voices (or chorus), FP 126 1944 06:17 Choral
Sonata for clarinet & piano, FP 184 1962 13:41 Chamber Music
Sonata for flute & piano, FP 164 1956 12:17 Chamber Music
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