Francis Poulenc

 

Francois Poulenc the witty and sometimes gravely profound French composer was born in Paris on January 7th 1899 and died there on January 30th 1963. He was born into a wealthy family in the pharmaceutical business. As so often the case Poulenc’s mother was the musical member of the family and taught him piano at an early age. He started piano studies under Riccardo Vines a close friend and interpreter of Satie and Ravel While still in his teens he joined a group called Nouveau Jeunes (New Youth) who were dedicated to Satie and his works. The New Youths morphed into the... Read More

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