During the visit to Brive-la-Gaillarde in , Poulenc sketched a little piece for the children of his cousins: Sophie, Sylvie, Benoit, Florence and Delphine Périer, . According to Bernac, the children of the house, bored with Poulenc’s piano playing, placed a copy of their favourite book, Babar, on the piano stand, and said. Francis Poulenc. L’histoire de Babar, le petit éléphant, melodrama for narrator & piano (or orchestra), FP Composition Information ↓; Description.

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One day during Babra War II, while Francis Poulenc was visiting some relatives in Bordeaux, his four-year-old niece expressed displeasure with what the composer was playing on the piano.

With the certainty of youth, she removed Poulenc ‘s hands from the keyboard and said “Oh, that is so ugly.

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Play this,” placing one of Jean de Brunhoff’s Babar books on the music stand. Poulenc improvised an accompaniment as he read the story.

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Poulenc ‘s work is a melodrama which combines de Brunhoff’s narrative with evocative musical interludes. The story follows the life of the anthropomorphic elephant Babar from his birth and youth in the jungle to to his life in Paris where he learns to drive a car to his poulecn to Celeste, his childhood sweetheart.

In lending a musical element to the story, Poulenc relies on a number of pictorial devices as well as the kind of stylized forms in which he excelled: Another version, for chamber orchestra, has been made by British composer David Matthews. Babwr relies heavily on JavaScript. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully.

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