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Miroirs brūlants, FP98
composer
1938
author of text
Nous sommes and Vertueux solitaire, from Mesures, published 15 July 1938

Recordings
'Poulenc: The Complete Songs' (CDA68021/4)
Poulenc: The Complete Songs
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'Poulenc: The Complete Songs, Vol. 3' (SIGCD272)
Poulenc: The Complete Songs, Vol. 3
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'Poulenc: Voyage à Paris' (CDH55366)
Poulenc: Voyage à Paris
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Details
No 1: Tu vois le feu du soir
No 2: Je nommerai ton front

Miroirs brūlants, FP98
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Poulenc found the texts for both these songs in Mesures, a review published in a yellow paperback, and dated 15 July 1938. The composer picked it up from the bookshop below his apartment in the Rue de Médicis before embarking on a train journey to Nevers. From there Bernac met him in a car and they drove together to Anost, a town to the west of the Côte d’Or in Burgundy, nestling in the mountains of the Morvan, where Poulenc found he could work with ‘lightness and oxygen’ in the summer break. Four new Éluard poems were printed in Mesures (pp 89–92), the first and the last of which (entitled Nous sommes and Vertueux solitaire) became the Miroirs brûlants—a title later supplied by Éluard. Poulenc was astounded that the sunset described in the poem was exactly that to be seen from his room in Anost.

from notes by Graham Johnson © 2013

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Details for CDH55366 track 19
Tu vois le feu du soir
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-86-14719
Duration
4'15
Recording date
16 February 1984
Recording venue
St George the Martyr, Queen Square, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Poulenc: Voyage ą Paris (CDA66147)
    Disc 1 Track 19
    Release date: January 1989
    Deletion date: August 2008
    Superseded by CDH55366
  2. Poulenc: Voyage ą Paris (CDH55366)
    Disc 1 Track 19
    Release date: June 2011
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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