Denise Duval sings Poulenc arias with composer at piano





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Uploaded on Apr 1, 2008

accompanied by the composer, arias from "Dialogues des Carmélites" and "Voix Humaine." Filmed in 1959.

Will Crutchfield wrote in 1988:

Duval was the great inspiration for Poulenc's late-blossoming operatic creativity, but they never made commercial song recordings together. Her voice is very French, slightly acid, sometimes a little bit of a cultivated scream. But she is a delightful, full-hearted and un-self-conscious interpreter...

Francis Poulenc, like Britten, was one of the great accompanists; such high energy and virtuosity have been combined with such refinement of touch and sensibility only in three or four other pianists known to the recorded song literature.

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