Poulenc: A Biography

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Yale University Press
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6.5 X 9.4 X 1.5 inches | 1.8 pounds

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About the Author
Roger Nichols is a leading British authority on modern French music and a Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur. His publications include Ravel, The Harlequin Years: Music in Paris, 1917-1929, and volumes on Debussy and Messiaen.
"A rich scholarly biography of the prolific French composer"--Kirkus Reviews
"Nichols is the perfect biographer for Poulenc. He has the same light touch, the same urbane charm and wit, and he knows everything there is to know about French music, its sources, its context and its psychology."--Stephen Walsh, author of Debussy
"Packed with entertaining detail and engagingly written, Nichols' biography is essential reading for anyone interested in French music of the 20th century."--Caroline Potter, author of Erik Satie
"A fluent biography, written with sensitivity and compelling enthusiasm for the composer's music. Readers are guided to the poetry behind the music and the theology behind his Carmelites, all in the context of the highs and lows of the life of this fascinating man."-- Professor Richard Langham Smith, Royal College of Music
"It is with great expectation that we should welcome the release of this book about the quintessential French musician Francis Poulenc; all the more so for being written by Nichols who is such an authority on the subject."-- Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor and violinist