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Cinq poèmes de Max Jacob, FP59
composer
July to December 1931
author of text
published in Commerce, No 22 Winter 1929, under the pseudonym Morven La Gaëlique

Recordings
'Poulenc: The Complete Songs' (CDA68021/4)
Poulenc: The Complete Songs
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'Poulenc: The Complete Songs, Vol. 4' (SIGCD323)
Poulenc: The Complete Songs, Vol. 4
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Details
No 1: Chanson bretonne  J’ai perdu ma poulette
No 2: Cimetière  Si mon marin vous le chassez
No 3: La petite servante  Préservez-nous du feu et du tonnerre
No 4: Berceuse  Ton père est à la messe
No 5: Souric et Mouric

Cinq poèmes de Max Jacob, FP59
Poulenc knew Max Jacob from 1920, as he was very much part of the Parisian avant-garde scene at that time. The composer found these poems in No 22 of the review Commerce (Winter 1929) where twenty lyrics are printed under the Breton pseudonym of ‘Morven Le Gaëlique’. Poulenc selected five, sometimes changing their titles: Chanson bretonne was simply published as Chanson, as was Souric et Mouric. Berceuse was in fact originally Berceuse de la petite servante, linking songs iii and iv to the same character. In his JdmM Poulenc’s special fondness for these songs, and for Jacob, is clearly expressed.

from notes by Graham Johnson © 2013

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