The Francis Poulenc archive contains two autograph autograph musical manuscripts by Francis Poulenc, dedicated and inscribed to operatic singer Denise Duval. In August 1960 he composed a series of melodies, based on various poems by Maurice Carême, titled La Courte-Paille (The Shortest Straw). The following year, Poulenc composed a soprano and piano (or orchestra) piece, La Dame de Monte-Carlo (The Lady of Monte-Carlo), after a poem by Jean Cocteau. Both works are on music paper from a spiral...
1960 - 1962