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La puce

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Puces, amis, amantes même
9 November 1960; to the memory of Raoul Dufy; first published in Marcelle Oury's anthology Lettres à mon peintre
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from Le bestiaire

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


Poulenc: The Complete Songs
CDA68021/44CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Poulenc: The Complete Songs, Vol. 4
Studio Master: SIGCD323Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 41 on CDA68021/4 CD3 [0'54] 4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Track 8 on SIGCD323 [0'56] Download only

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