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  • Adaviri

    His two piano concertos are absolutely beautiful, they make me laugh, they make me weep, and they make me think - not to mention the surprising moments of nobleness and even majesty, such as the brass in the Allegretto of 'in C♯ minor'. I knew his voice to be to my liking even before these two, but they have now solidifed and remarkably strengthened this conception. I'll definitely be getting to know him better.

    Novembre 2013
  • bas_VI

    Poulenc actually playing Satie's Gymnopedie #1: He is the performer, not the composer. Some people have tagged their music by performer instead of by composer, hence why it shows up here

    Marzo 2013
  • Moodiesfan41

    The second movement from the Piano Concerto sounds like Tonite it Shows from Mercury Rev. :D

    Settembre 2012
  • tillyg

    Gymnopedie No. 1 is by Eric Satie, not Poulenc!!!

    Settembre 2012
  • MusicHallofFame

    The Music Hall of Fame are delighted to induct Francis Poulenc into the Class of 1983. Congratulations. Please vist our page too see the latest inductees into the Music Hall of Fame.

    Agosto 2012
  • Bacteria4

    I think whoever composed the Apocalypse now soundtrack must have listened to his Concerto for Organ. Quite a few similarities

    Gennaio 2012
  • Aotus

    I'm looking for the 1957 Flute Sonata, can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks!

    Aprile 2011
  • yu00

    Such a great composer, I particularly love his organ concerto and his sinfonietta

    Marzo 2011
  • ConkertheKing

    Playing the double piano concerto in our orchestra. good stuff!

    Settembre 2010
  • Zlotythepoet

    Ou sont les "animaux modeles"? :(

    Maggio 2010
  • Crashnodarfan

    Sombre nuit, aveugles ténèbres, Fuyez; Le jour s'approche et l'Olympe blanchit

    Aprile 2010
  • theo_equis

    poulenc is where it's at

    Marzo 2010
  • oseland

    ha, poo-long.

    Febbraio 2010
  • wafizainalmusic

    Dialogues of the Carmelites!

    Febbraio 2010
  • freezegelman

    nocturne #5 is where its at

    Gennaio 2010
  • moonlit_reverie

    Happy Birthday Poulenc! :)

    Gennaio 2010
  • _KevMusic_

    Everything he writes is so damned perfect :) The violin sonata is one of the most perfect things in existence, in my opinion. Beautiful, haunting, angry, dissonant yet melodic - simply perfect. And very definitely in my top 5 violin sonatas (the others being Prok 1, Enescu 3, Franck and about 50 others - as is how it is when there is such a wealth of "back catalogue")

    Febbraio 2009
  • tbwilliams

    French pronunciation sounds a lot like 'poo-long'. You don't actually make a harsh 'kuh' sound at the end. Just say poolong and deaden the 'ng' sound quickly. It'll sound pretty much right

    Novembre 2008
  • Epitymbidia

    Hm, for those who are able to read the International Phonetic Alphabet it's quite simple: [pulɛ̃k], but the main problem is, I think, that there is no sound as the French [ɛ̃] in English. The one English open-mid front unrounded vowel [ɛ] is quite different from the French two, especially from the [ɛ̃]... So maybe "Pool-Ahnk" is really not so bad. I would have said "Pool-Unc" though, with "unc" as in "uncle", but with a long vowel...

    Novembre 2008
  • nplanet

    What is the correct pronunciation of his last name?

    Ottobre 2008
  • bibo42

    There's nothing like the Organ Concerto after a lousy day at the office. But you need to turn it up LOUD (sorry neighbors).

    Luglio 2008
  • KraeheK

    "but I'm an uneducated honkey" An affliction so many of us suffer from :-( Mr. Poulenc: your choral music kicks ass...

    Luglio 2008
  • villa_seurat

    Monsigneur - vous ete un homme de couer et un musicien immense. Merci

    Gennaio 2008
  • Amina172

    Join Schumann group!

    Ottobre 2007
  • Mokami

    I am the first!

    Agosto 2007