Paul Sperry's lecture on composer Francis Poulenc

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Title
Paul Sperry's lecture on composer Francis Poulenc
Names
Sperry, Paul (Commentator)
Collection

Margaret Carson audio-visual materials

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1980 - 1989 (Approximate)
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LTC-A 1613
Topics
Sperry, Paul -- Lectures and lecturing
Poulenc, Francis, 1899-1963 -- Criticism and interpretation
Bernac, Pierre -- Appreciation
Baritones (Singers) -- France
Composers -- France -- Biography
Songs -- Analysis, appreciation
Genres
Lectures
Music
Notes
Source note: Title based on the original cassette label and the content of the recording.
Venue: Recorded in United States 198?
Physical Description
Audiocassette
Extent: 1 audiocassette (approximately 31 min.) : analog, stereo
Description
The voice on this recording is identified as tenor Paul Sperry who is preparing for a lecture on the French composer Francis Poulenc whose songs Sperry values immensely and often includes in his repertoire. Sperry explores the composition of Poulenc's songs and compares them to songs of other composers that he performs (Gabriel Fauré, Claude Debussy, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann). He singles out two major aspects that made Poulenc so prominent in this genre: the emphasis he put on the choice of poets and poems for his songs, and his collaboration with a renowned interpreter of the French art song, baritone Pierre Bernac. Sperry also details his approach to preparing for his performances of Poulenc's works. The last 4 minutes of the recording is remains of a previous recording of joint violin and piano practices.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
French
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 927730358
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20831842
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5042d410-b930-0133-e77d-60f81dd2b63c
Rights Statement
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  • 1980: Created (Approximate)
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Paul Sperry's lecture on composer Francis Poulenc" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1980 - 1989. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/5478f640-b930-0133-58e6-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Paul Sperry's lecture on composer Francis Poulenc" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 24, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/5478f640-b930-0133-58e6-60f81dd2b63c

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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1980 - 1989). Paul Sperry's lecture on composer Francis Poulenc Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/5478f640-b930-0133-58e6-60f81dd2b63c

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Paul Sperry's lecture on composer Francis Poulenc