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

 
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

Recordings

Poulenc: The Complete Songs
CDA68021/44CDs for the price of 3
Poulenc: The Complete Songs, Vol. 4
Studio Master: SIGCD323Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

No 1: Chanson bretonne  J’ai perdu ma poulette
Track 16 on CDA68021/4 CD4 [0'50] 4CDs for the price of 3
Track 15 on SIGCD323 [0'45] Download only
No 2: Cimetière  Si mon marin vous le chassez
Track 17 on CDA68021/4 CD4 [2'39] 4CDs for the price of 3
Track 16 on SIGCD323 [2'30] Download only
No 3: La petite servante  Préservez-nous du feu et du tonnerre
Track 18 on CDA68021/4 CD4 [2'14] 4CDs for the price of 3
Track 17 on SIGCD323 [2'07] Download only
No 4: Berceuse  Ton père est à la messe
Track 19 on CDA68021/4 CD4 [1'09] 4CDs for the price of 3
Track 18 on SIGCD323 [1'19] Download only
No 5: Souric et Mouric
Track 20 on CDA68021/4 CD4 [2'01] 4CDs for the price of 3
Track 19 on SIGCD323 [1'51] Download only

Track-specific metadata for CDA68021/4 disc 4 track 17

Cimetière
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-13-02417
Duration
2'39
Recording date
12 May 2011
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Poulenc: The Complete Songs (CDA68021/4)
    Disc 4 Track 17
    Release date: October 2013
    4CDs for the price of 3