Francis Poulenc outre-manche : séjours, concerts, réception

Smith, Richard Langham (2002). Francis Poulenc outre-manche : séjours, concerts, réception. In: Ramaut, Albert ed. Francis Poulenc et la voix: Texte et contexte: actes du colloque tenu les 19, 20 et 21 Avril 2001 au Musée d'art moderne de Saint-Étienne (France). Musicologie. Saint-Étienne/Lyon, France: Publications de l'Université de Saint-Étienne/Symétrie, pp. 11–21.



This article deals with the reception of the music of Francis Poulenc in England. Literature on Poulenc in the English periodicals 'The Chestarian', 'The Musical Times' and 'The Monthly Musical Record', owned by publishers are compared to impartial reviews. The role of the BBC and its attendant publications is also examined.The roles of English commentators, in particular Rollo Myers, Wilfrid Mellers and Edward Lockspeiser receive particular attention.

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