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As I Listen to CONCERT CHAMPETRE ...

Post by dulcinea » Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:50 pm

... I wonder what kind of movies would be fit for Poulenc.
LES BICHES would be great music for a slapstick comedy. :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Post by John F » Sun Aug 24, 2014 3:59 pm

Since you mention it, these movies were not only fit for Poulenc, he wrote scores for them:

La Belle au bois dormant 1935

La Duchesse de Langeais 1942

La Voyageur sans Bagage 1944

Ce siecle a 50 ans 1950

Le Voyage en Amerique 1951

Some of the music has apparently been recorded.
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Post by dulcinea » Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:50 am

What kind of movies would be ideal for the harpsichord and piano concerti, the Organ Concerto, and the GLORIA?
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Post by John F » Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:46 am

I'd say none.
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Post by jbuck919 » Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:55 am

John F wrote:I'd say none.
Probably right, though you never can tell where a piece of classical music will turn up in film (not usually in an integral form, though I am told that Elvira Madigan actually uses the entire slow movement of the Mozart concerto for its theme).

Being curious and fond of Poulenc, I checked all those movie citations for a YouTube possibility, but there are apparently none. However, it turns out that they are not inconsiderable movies. I would not be surprised if an enterprising person could find one or more of them for purchase somewhere.

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Post by PJME » Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:50 pm

It won't be easy to find those films ..; Possibly at INA (http://www.institut-national-audiovisue ... heque.html).


Poulenc's Gloria was used for a ballet by Kenneth McMillan.

Here's part 1 - all the others are on You Tube



At the Edinburgh festival 2013 Concert champêtre got a choreography aswell - You tube gives only a short fragment.



Les biches was revived in Rome



The sextet got also the choreographic treatment!



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Post by piston » Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:06 pm

He also contributed music to "Miarka, la fille à l'ourse," in its 1937 film version, along with Honegger and Tibor Harsanyi.

English versions of three of these films --Wicked Duchess, Trip to America, and Miarka -- are not available on youtube.
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Post by jbuck919 » Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:09 pm

piston wrote:He also contributed music to "Miarka, la fille à l'ourse," in its 1937 film version, along with Honegger and Tibor Harsanyi.

English versions of three of these films --Wicked Duchess, Trip to America, and Miarka -- are not available on youtube.
Neither are French "versions," but if you found different, for heaven's sake let us know.

Thanks to Patrick (PJME) for his info. Bravo.

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Post by John F » Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:14 pm

I wonder if the Royal Ballet's choreography for "Les Biches" by Nijinska was filmed. It's highly praised and still revived, though I haven't seen it. At the Performing Arts Library, the film historian and archivist David Vaughan has come in every Wednesday and shown films the last Wednesday of the month; he's taking the summer off but I hope he'll be back this fall.

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Post by piston » Tue Aug 26, 2014 4:20 pm

jbuck919 wrote:
piston wrote:He also contributed music to "Miarka, la fille à l'ourse," in its 1937 film version, along with Honegger and Tibor Harsanyi.

English versions of three of these films --Wicked Duchess, Trip to America, and Miarka -- are not available on youtube.
Neither are French "versions," but if you found different, for heaven's sake let us know.

Thanks to Patrick (PJME) for his info. Bravo.
What I have found is that the 1942 Duchesse movie is still being sold, to the subscribers of some Ciné-internet medium, for $4.99. For that commercial reason, it is unlikely to be uploaded on youtube. Apparently, European francophones still pay for these old movies.
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Post by dulcinea » Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:50 pm

M Poulenc would be perfect for a farce in the style of THE PINK PANTHER. :) :) :) :) :)
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