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La puce
First line:
Puces, amis, amantes même
composer
9 November 1960; to the memory of Raoul Dufy; first published in Marcelle Oury's anthology Lettres à mon peintre
author of text
from Le bestiaire

Recordings
'Poulenc: The Complete Songs' (CDA68021/4)
Poulenc: The Complete Songs
Buy by post £30.00 CDA68021/4  4CDs for the price of 3  
'Poulenc: The Complete Songs, Vol. 4' (SIGCD323)
Poulenc: The Complete Songs, Vol. 4
SIGCD323  Download only   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Details
Track 41 on CDA68021/4 CD3 [0'54] 4CDs for the price of 3
Track 8 on SIGCD323 [0'56] Download only

La puce
This is perhaps the least known and least substantial of Poulenc’s songs, as well as his last setting from Le bestiaire and his last Apollinaire setting of all—forty-two years after the first. It was written in homage to the memory of the painter Raoul Dufy (1877–1953) who had made the woodcuts that had illustrated Apollinaire’s first published book in 1918, the selfsame Le bestiaire. The song was published posthumously in 1965 in Marcelle Oury’s anthology in tribute to Dufy, Lettres à mon peintre.

from notes by Graham Johnson © 2013

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