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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He marries Celeste, and the last we hear of him is thinking of a rosy future as he dreamily looks up at a marvellously babsr sky. Continue using the site as normal or read our Privacy Policy. Carnival of the Animals; Babar the Elephant; 5 Histoires.

Today, Babar is as a result a favourite character of millions of children and grown-ups. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. The Story of Babar. Jazz Latin New Age. 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.

Continue using the site as normal or read our Privacy Policy. In Bastiaan Blomhert, the Dutch wind ensemble specialist, created his version for 12 winds. One day during World War II, 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.


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

Play this,” placing one of Jean de Brunhoff’s Babar books on the music stand. Jean de Brunhoff and his character Babar the Elephantwhich inspired the music.

During the summer ofFrancis Poulenc stayed with cousins in Brive-la-Gaillarde. Introspection Late Night Partying.

In the following years, he often recalled this incident. Carnival of the Animals: L’Histoire de Babar was born from his memories. The site is also available in several languages. The Essential Pierre Bernac. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.

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

L’histoire de Babar is one of Francis Poulenc’s most popular compositions. Die Geschichte von Babar. This really is a multifaceted release: Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.


Streams Videos All Posts. Our website uses cookies to give you the best possible experience. Once Upon a Time: 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.

Here is an overview of the twenty-two piano pieces that make up this work: There are telling contributions, too, from Ailish Tynan, Susan Bickley and Ben Johnson, and a brief appearance in the Quatre chansons pour enfants by the English grande dame of French song Felicity Lott.

L’histoire de Babar (full score)

Poulenc ‘s work pouulenc a melodrama which combines de Brunhoff’s narrative with evocative musical interludes. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully.

Complete Music for Solo Piano, Vol. It was created in a broadcast on 14 June played by the composer, assisted by the habar of Pierre Bernac.