Francis Poulenc, Profane and Sacred

@article{Howard2012FrancisPP,
  title={Francis Poulenc, Profane and Sacred},
  author={H. Howard},
  journal={Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture},
  year={2012},
  volume={16},
  pages={14 - 30}
}
  • H. Howard
  • Published 19 July 2013
  • Philosophy
  • Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture
In the Parisian world of musical composition between World War I and World War II, Francis Poulenc was not deemed a first-tier composer. Foremost at that level were Igor Stravinsky and Darius Milhaud. By 1958, however, when Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic wanted to commission a work for the presti- gious 1962 opening of Lincoln Center, they turned to Poulenc, for in the postwar era serious listeners had at last discovered in a signifi - cant number of Poulenc's works the… Expand
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