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During the visit to Brive-la-Gaillarde in , Poulenc sketched a little piece for the children of his cousins: Sophie, Sylvie, Benoit, Florence and Delphine Périer, . According to Bernac, the children of the house, bored with Poulenc’s piano playing, placed a copy of their favourite book, Babar, on the piano stand, and said. Francis Poulenc. L’histoire de Babar, le petit éléphant, melodrama for narrator & piano (or orchestra), FP Composition Information ↓; Description.

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L’histoire de Babar, le petit éléphant, melodrama for narrator & piano (or orchestra), FP 129

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Poulenc improvised an accompaniment as he read ppoulenc story. Jean de Brunhoff and his character Babar the Elephantwhich inspired the music. AllMusic Featured Composition Noteworthy. The configuration of the ensemble is 2 flutes both doubling piccolo2 oboes 2nd doubling cor anglais2 clarinets end doubling bass clarinet2 bassoons 2nd doubling double-bassoon ,2 French horns, trumpet and tuba. Children’s Tales For Piano and Narrator. An English translation of the text was made by Nelly Rieu.

One day during World War Babxr, while Francis Poulenc was visiting some relatives in Bordeaux, his four-year-old niece expressed displeasure with what the composer was playing on the piano. Poulenc ‘s work is a melodrama which combines de Brunhoff’s pouoenc with evocative musical interludes.

With the certainty of youth, she removed Poulenc ‘s hands from the keyboard and said “Oh, that is so ugly. Piano music by Francis Poulenc. The children of babqr house, bored by his piano playing, put the book Histoire de Babar by Jean de Brunhoff on his piano and asked him to “play” the story.


Poulenc, Francis – L’histoire de Babar (full score)

Views Read Edit View history. Die Geschichte von Babar. During the visit to Brive-la-Gaillarde inPoulenc sketched a little piece for the children of his cousins: Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your bbabar to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

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Touchingly, one work also features the voice of baritone Pierre Bernac, Poulenc’s recital partner, for whom many of the songs were composed; he’s the narrator in a recording of L’histoire de Babar and the whole set is dedicated to his memory. The Essential Pierre Bernac. He marries Celeste, and the last we hear of him is thinking of a rosy future as he dreamily looks up at a marvellously star-filled sky.

Our website uses cookies to give you the best possible experience. The story follows the life of the anthropomorphic elephant Babar from his birth and youth in the jungle to to his life in Paris where he learns to drive a car to his marriage to Celeste, his poulencc sweetheart. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript.

Complete Music for Solo Piano. Performing time is 27 minutes including narration. Retrieved from ” https: In lending a musical element to the story, Poulenc relies on a number of pictorial devices as well as the kind of stylized forms in which he excelled: A single bar, the sound of a rifle shot IV: This arrangement was authorised by the Poulenc Estate in Paris and is now available on hire for performance in a more intimate atmosphere, as well as for recording and broadcast.


The Story of Babar. October Total duration: Peter and the Wolf; Poulenc: L’histoire de Babar; Debussy: Sexy Trippy All Moods. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully.

Once Upon a Time: The Toy Box; Poulenc: It was created in a broadcast on 14 June played by the composer, assisted by the recitation of Pierre Bernac. Authority control MusicBrainz work: Our website uses cookies to give you the best possible experience. This really is a multifaceted release: However, Babar feels homesick for his forests, and is pleased when his cousins, Arthur and Celeste, find him and needs no persuasion to go home with them.

Introduction English This work with a spoken text by Jean de Brunhoff — is an inspired variation on the piano-accompanied melodrama experiments of such composers as Schumann, Liszt and Richard Strauss.

Carnival of poulejc Animals; Babar the Elephant; 5 Histoires. The score is dedicated to the eleven children who inspired it: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Today, Babar is as a result a favourite character of millions of children and grown-ups.